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They’re Called Wrist Wraps-How to Wrap Your Wrists Properly for Bigger Lifts

I’ve been wanting to write this article for a long time but never got around to it. I see this all the time in the gym and at meets and I am going to fix this issue today.

As many of you know I am a gear whore, not like Jo Jordan, but a gear whore nonetheless. I want to get the most out of my gear and I want you to as well so here is the problem:

They are called wrist wraps, not forearm wraps.

Many of you newer lifters are scratching your head and wondering what I am talking about, but the veterans and the coaches know what I mean.

I see people wrap their forearms and get nothing out of their wrist wraps all the time, in my gym, at meets and in my training crew.

It drives me insane.

They are called wrist wraps for a reason. You are supposed to wrap your wrists.

Sounds obvious right?

Well why do so many people do it wrong?

Easy, no one taught them to do it right.

What is the purpose of using wrist wraps? Read More…


By: Coach Brett

Ive heard time and time again from many great athletes, successful celebrities, and multi millionaire entrepreneurs that when interviewed and asked about reaching their success, what contributions they made during the process and would care to share. Nine out of ten of them I guarantee will admit to having a regular, habitual morning routine among wakening before officially starting their day. After years of doing just the bare minimum in the morning, leaving just enough time wake up, shower, get dressed and to get to either work or school, I’ve committed to make a change. As of recent, I look at my mornings as opportunities to gather momentum in response to my productivity, and carry that throughout the rest of my day.

With the help of Tim Ferris, a Millionaire Entrepreneur, My current morning routine consists of:


Making my bed.

Something so simple is so over-looked. Theres two types of people in this world, ones that make their beds and ones that don’t. It’s an opportunity to complete a task early, gives you a sense of fulfillment and a sense of pride. Accomplishing the first task of the day will move you forward into plenty more.

10 Pushups and then a Cold Shower

The pushups wake me up and light up my nervous system and put me in a mood that sets the tone for the day.

The cold shower is a challenge no doubt, Im still adjusting to it as I type this. However, facing and conquering a challenge early on in the day is also a tactic I take to set the tone early in order to win the rest of the day.

Writing my 5 Minute Journal or My Morning Pages over Coffee or Pre workout 

I grab my notebook and pen, date the page, what time I woke up that morning, and my current weight.

If I’m writing my 5 Minute Journal it is prompts that answer the following:

I am grateful for.. 1__________ 2______________ 3_____________

What would make today great 1__________ 2___________ 3__________

Daily Affirmations 1_________2____________3_____________

following each day I go back to this page at night and fill out:

3 amazing things that happened today 1____________2_____________3_________

How could I have made today better? 1__________2____________3____________


For the amount of time I’ve been sticking to this morning routine my days have certainly felt like they’ve been going a lot better. Better moods, an eagerness to be productive, and an increased sense of urgency to make some POWER MOVES.

What Not to Wear: Compression Edition

ATHLETES AND FITNESS fiends alike have very prominent opinions regarding compression gear. The supremely snug attire is thought to improve performance and speed up recovery, but researchers have a confession to make: compression clothing is pretty much useless for endurance runners. (But hey, at least it covers up some leg…)

The study, published in the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, rounded up 16 competitive male distance runners. They were fixed with monitors and masks to measure their gait, oxygen intake, and other variables, then set loose on a treadmill, running at three progressively increasing speeds. Compression sleeves were slipped over calves, and the treadmill test was repeated, the New York Times reported. 

Results showed that there was no statistically significant difference in running efficiency or biomechanics between when the runners wore compression and when they did not. If the sleeves had functioned as expected, the runners would have used less oxygen.  Read More…