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!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Living Social, McDonald's, and Obesity: $3,793,374 of Big Macs

By now most people are aware of Deal of the Day websites such as GrouponLiving Social, and Try It Local. The premise is simple. Every day, these websites feature an enticing deal and put a time limit on that deal. The time limit gently reminds people that they have very little time to take advantage of the deal. In other words, buy now or lose out forever. Aside from the time limit and the discount, another factor is at play as well, the "Purchased" counter. You get to see up to the second data on just how many people took advantage of an offer. Obviously, if a ton of people are buying the deal, it must be a great deal, right?

McDonald's recently took advantage of a national Living Social campaign. I have no idea if this is true or not, but the McDonald's deal has to be one of the biggest hits EVER on one of these sites, and not by a little. (Seriously, go to and click on one of the "national" deals. How many sales are there?)

The deal was simple. For $13, you could buy a booklet with vouchers for 5 Big Macs and 5 Large Fries good at any McDonald's location in the country. Hundreds of thousands of people, 291,798 to be exact, took advantage of this deal.

When I checked two days ago, they were over 120,000 sales, and I saw that there was less than 16 hours remaining. But, I guess the deal was so unbelievably successful that they added another day to it, because it ended at 5 AM this morning.

Anyway, over the course of a couple of days, Living Social and McDonald's were able to split $3,793,374 in revenue. Pretty good, eh?

1,458,990 Big Macs and Large Fries were sold today.

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, September 28, 2011

How Fitness is Like Business

In order to grow a business, you need to know several things. This is a pretty basic and incredibly simple list, but it will serve to make a valuable point.

First, you need to know what you ultimately want the business to do- both for you and for your customers.

Second, you need to know that it isn't going to be easy and that turning a significant profit will require consistent effort, hard work, dedication, and a commitment to getting out of your comfort zone and continually learning and doing new things.

But there's one more thing you need to know.

And this one is pretty obvious...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Paleo Solution: A Book Review (Not a Rant)

Two weeks ago, I posted a "book review" for the book "The Paleo Solution." Of course, it wasn't really a book review, but more of a rant, so after letting a few friends read it and enjoy it, I decided to take it down as it wasn't very professional, despite how much I enjoyed writing it.

So I decided to write a less ridiculous book review. I'll actually talk about the pros and cons... not just the cons. As an author myself, I figure if I'm going to critique something, I should be objective, that way if anybody has anything critical to say of my book (which I'm sure somebody does), I can hope that they will do the same, even if they didn't like it at all.

The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet

Score: 2 out of 5

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Fitness Marketing and Its Effect on Women and Fat Loss

What is the effect of fitness marketing on women? A few months ago, I bookmarked this unbelievably good blog post by a fitness professional named JC Deen. I've never met JC, and I don't know anything about him. However, I do remember liking this article, and I just stumbled upon it again today.

The article discusses the negative effect that a lot of "fitness" marketing has on women. I recommend reading it here

The reason this is important is simple. If you are a fitness professional... it is important to realize what you're up against when you talk to certain women... and if you are a woman, well, it's important to realize the BS that the mainstream marketers are trying to feed you.

Because doing 8 pound curls is all you need to lose 50 pounds of fat.

So let's discuss this more.

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?