Saturday, April 28, 2012

Derrick Rose Tears ACL- Is Improper Exercise and Movement to Blame

Derrick Rose ACL Tear- Many factors go into suffering an injury such as the injury Derrick Rose suffered today against the 76ers. On this blog, I cover topics related to fat loss and exercise, and I believe Rose's injury has a lot to do with how he moves.

I also have a basketball blog, and I figured this topic would be more relevant there, so, if you are interested in learning about the mechanism behind the Rose injury, please follow this link.

Derrick Rose Tears His ACL

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Lower Body Coaching Cues: "Tripod Foot" or "Drive Through the Heel"?

Recently I became involved in co-authoring a coaching course that fitness business owners will be able to use to streamline the training of any coaches that they hire. I also recently just performed a training assessment and am teaching someone how to squat and deadlift, something I haven't done for several months.

All this recent work on the fitness side of the fitness industry (rather than the business side) has inspired me to write a blog post. I haven't posted a fitness blog post since my latest book. This is simply because I haven't done any training since then, and I didn't want to post anything that was purely theoretical without any basis in reality.

However, in teaching this new "client" (I'm doing this for fun; I'm not charging her) how to squat and deadlift, I had a little "aha" moment that I wanted to share.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The FIT Formula

Today marks the release of a book I co-authored, The FIT Formula. Interestingly enough, this book is being launched exactly one year from the launch of my first book The Theory of Fat Loss. Perhaps I'll make this a common theme and get a book out on December 15th every year!

This book was a joint effort of many of the biggest names int he fitness industry. Here is the official list- Ron Jones, Brad Hall, Steve Long, Trevor Buccieri, Dustin Williams, Clint Howard, Ryan Riley, Luka Hocevar, Tony Larkin, Becky Williamson, Kyle Jakobe, Tyler English, Oliver Chapman, Dean Coulson, Mike Bach, Sam Feltham, John O'Connell, Damien Maher, Nicky Sehgal, Tim Saye, Graham Webb, Steve Butters, Pat & Holly Rigsby, Nick Berry, Jon Le Tocq, Paul Mort, Alwyn & Rachel Cosgrove, Dax Moy and, of course, ME!

Did I mention this book is already an Amazon
best-seller in the category of quick workouts?

Each author contributed his or her absolute best secret for getting results, so not only is there an unbelievable amount of information, but also you will get the perspectives from specialists in multiple areas of expertise.

Anyway, my publishing company, Celebrity Press, wants to get the book off to a good start, so they put together a great package of bonuses if you buy TODAY... these free bonuses are worth HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS!
Here is a link to buy the book for $19.95:

Click Here to Buy it Now!!!

(Did I mention all the bonuses you'll get just for spending
twenty bucks?) 

Click here to check out all of the bonuses you’re going to get!

Just buy the book now, then send your receipt to and you’ll get all the bonuses!

...and in "Weight Training"

Here is the link one more time.

But it NOW!!!

Thanks for your support! Enjoy the book!


Timothy Ward

P.S. - Don't forget to send your receipt to
and they’ll send you access to all the bonuses!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Complete Core Fitness- A Review of Mike Robertson's Core System

My friend and personal fitness hero Mike Robertson recently released his new product Complete Core Fitness. Of course I had to get my hands on a copy of this. You see, not only have I seen him speak on at least 5 separate occasions, but also I'm a proud owner of almost every single one of his products... Magnificent Mobility, Building the Efficient Athlete, Assess and Correct, Bulletproof Knees, Fitness Business Blueprint... just to name a few...

Note: You might be thinking I'm crazy for using the word "friend." I am talking about THE Mike Robertson, right? Well, let's just say that when he created my password for the product, he made it "NBABULLS." The man knows me!

So anyway, Complete Core Fitness delivered everything I could have ever wanted. Not only did Mike talk about the theory behind getting a super sexy beach body, but also he included:

  • A manual with 17 new and innovative ways to use a swiss ball
  • A "hellacious ab circuit" you can include at the end of any workout (that's how he referred to it in a personal email to me anyway)
  • The 10 reasons why the transverse abdominis will fix your back pain and flatten your tummy
  • Rotation 501: Twisting your way to that beach body
And let me tell you, after 4 days implementing these techniques, I've lost 30 pounds, developed an 8 pack, and have been hit on by more cougars than you could ever imagine. Not only that, but I've already been contacted by ESPN. Apparently, they want me to replace Blake Griffin next year in ESPN the Magazine: The Body Issue.

You can dunk over a car, Mr. Griffin,
but thanks to Mike Robertson, my body
makes yours look like that of a pre-pubescent boy.

Thanks Mike!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Soleus as a Knee Extensor, ACL tear prevention

I recently purchased a spider squat bar. You see, ever since I found out these things existed, I've wanted one. Well, I finally bought one, and it is now hanging proudly in my power rack in my bedroom-gym.

Only the coolest bedroom in the world...
Spider squatting is quite different from your typical squat (<--- best squat article ever, by the way), as the bar always seems to want to pitch you forward, making this extra awesome if you want to train core stability.

Anyway, I started practicing doing some reps past parallel with this 80-pound beast, and I noticed something that I had forgotten about when reversing direction coming out of the hole... the fact that the soleus muscle (the deeper of the two calf muscles) can be used in close chain activities as a knee extensor.

How is this possible?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

How to Find a Good Gym and Training Program (Part 2)

In Part 1, I discussed how to find a good gym to train at. Environment, culture, and who you surround yourself with is important, and unless you are a highly motivated and experienced person when it comes to training, commercial gyms just don't get the job done.

If your gym looks like this, it sucks.
If it looks like this, on the other hand...

If you've never seen an open facility like this and are confused as to where "all the stuff" you would see in a big box gym is... don't be. This guy Steve Krebs dominates business in his area and is absolutely murdering the competition. Why? Not only does he run a great business, but his clients get results.

And results are the topic of this post. You know from last time how to find a good gym to fit your needs, but how do you find a training program to get results?

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

How to Find a Good Gym and Training Program (Part 1)

Finding a good gym (my personal recommendation is to find a gym that is a member of the Fitness Revolution nation, as I find them the best when it comes to both service and results) to train at is of great importance if you are to succeed in achieving your goals. There are several things to consider before signing up. First, is the gym a CrossFit gym? If so, go somewhere else!

All kidding aside, this post will help you decide which gym is the right fit for you.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Warped Physique Syndrome and Why Your Physique Goals are Stupid

<---- Check it out! A Google +1 button! Anyway, today I bring you a guest blog post from some guy named Sausage Link.

In this post, he talks about he calls warped physique syndrome and discusses why most physique goals are stupid. Enjoy.

Warped Physique Syndrome?

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Soft Tissue Considerations for Anterior Pelvic Tilt (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this myofascial series, I discussed that the direction of massage is an important consideration.

When you have a muscle in a locked short (concentrically shortened) position, you want to massage in the direction of the muscle fibers. When locked long (eccentrically lengthened), you want to massage perpendicular to the direction of the fibers.

Anterior Pelvic Tilt
So, for anterior pelvic tilt, that means you should foam roll your quads and hip flexors as you normally would but then flip the roller a different direction for the glutes and hamstrings.

Now, what do we want to do with the back?

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Myofascial Considerations for Anterior Pelvic Tilt (Part 1)

Anterior pelvic tilt, as I've written about before, is a common postural issue found in many Americans and is at least partially due to our excessive amount of time spent in sitting.

LeBron James Sitting

While another in depth analysis of correcting this posture and the lower crossed syndrome that is associated with it is unnecessary (see link above), I would like to make an addition to my thoughts on the soft tissue (foam rolling, in this case) strategy.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Perform Better Chicago, Anatomy Trains, Fascial Fitness, and Fat Loss

Last weekend I attended the Perform Better 3 Day Functional Training Summit in Chicago. As usual, it was a phenomenal event.

However, the two lectures that stood out the most were the ones by Thomas Myers (author of Anatomy Trains) and Alywn Cosgrove.

While I don't have time right now to go over the details of either presentation, look out for a post later this week on fascial fitness or fat loss research.

I haven't decided which I'd rather write about yet, as there is a LOT to talk about for both subjects. Both were fascinating lectures. So stay tuned.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Fat Loss Coaching: Thinkers vs. Doers

Here's a very short and light post for you guys... nothing profound...

Coaching is a pretty big deal... especially when it comes to fitness. A good coach will get you results. A bad coach will leave you fat. What type of person makes a good coach?

You see, there are three main groups of people when it comes to exercise coaching or training philosophy... there are thinkers/learners, there are doers, and there are those that do both...