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31 03, 2011

It’s Finally Here…

So You Aren’t An “Athlete” Anymore? For Most That Might Seem True... But For You?  That Is B.S. Do you miss the training, competition, feeling of accomplishment, and bonding with your teammates through blood, sweat, and tears? Have you been searching for all of the above? Do you still have that drive and toughness to push yourself, outwork, outlast, and be more successful in your training and life than everyone else your age (and younger)? If the answers are YES, then Genesis has finally opened its doors for you. I get asked multiple times a day if I train adults or work with non-athletes and the answer hasn’t always been just a no, but a HELL NO!!! Why?  Because I don't like training the normal adult population or client who doesn't have the desire to achieve something more than lose 10lbs or become a little leaner before swimsuit season. I don't work with athletes who are whiners, cry babies, or are not motivated to do something great, so why waste my time with adults who are that way? But If You Are Truly Serious About Your Training Then Keep Reading... There is now program specifically for you… Project: G Project: G is an elite training program open to any adult who still has that competitive drive and desire to be the best inside of them. These won't be your typical workouts as you aren't a typical person... If you think this program MIGHT be for you, then it isn't… Tire Kickers, Slackers, Procrastinators will not be accepted into this program!! Project: G is only for those who know exactly what they want both in their training and life and just lack the proper environment to [...]

23 02, 2011

Genesis Coaches and Athletes Dominate the Metroflex Winter Strongest Man Competition

This past Saturday, a few Genesis athletes and coaches decided to do something different.  They competed in a strongman competition.  Why?  Because if you want to become the best possible athlete, you must be able to compete and train outside your comfort zone and succeed at it. This was everyone's first strongman competition, but it didn't stop them from dominating.  These guys were competing against people who train specifically for these types of competitions and travel across the nation. This is what being an athlete and a champion is all about.  Succeeding no matter what type of situation athletically or in life you are put in. Huge Congrats to these athlete's and coaches who placed: 1st Place Teen Division - Bryce Peters 2nd Place Teen Division - Jared Gansert 2nd Place Police/Military/Fire Division - Connor Galneau Tied for 2nd Place Lightweight Open Division - David Claiborne And a Big Thanks to Nate Green and Alex Rendon for coming out to support the athletes on a Saturday morning. Here is a video of some of the events that took place: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m-jd9evNO0 If you want to take your game to the next level and truly become a better athlete, then you need to stop worrying about correct running form, running around cones, and dancing through speed ladders, and train to become powerful, strong, and explosive. If you are committed to becoming the best then Genesis is where you belong.  The word is getting out and spots are filling up quickly!!  We only allow 60 athletes into the program at one time to make sure each one gets exactly what they need to become the best, and there are only a few spots available. Be sure to [...]

26 01, 2011

Freezing My Butt Off To Make Yours Better

I've been trying to get this post put up the past few days, but finally my fingers have defrosted enough to get it typed out. I haven't been at the facility this past week because I've been up in New Jersey working with some of the best strength coaches in the nation to make sure that you are getting the most of your program at Genesis. Sorry... I Only Worked With Real Coaches & Trainers. No Situation Here I have 3 words... "It Is Cold" What I Have Woken Up To Everyday This Week I've braved the 6-8 degree weather to make sure that I'm learning the newest ways out there to not only keep the Genesis athletes on top of their game and dominating, but also healthy. What coaches and locations did I train and workout at? Underground Strength Gym - Edison New Jersey - Zach Even-Esh DeFranco's Training Systems - Wyckoff, New Jersey - Joe DeFranco & Mike Guadango This month at Genesis is going to be intense.  With the knowledge I'm rolling back into town with is definitely going to give my athletes a step ahead of all their competition, and I would hate for you to miss out. We have a few spots still open and normally this is about the time baseball coaches and parents make the horrible mistake of actually stopping their athlete from training, but not at Genesis.  We only work with the parents, athletes, and coaches who get it and because of that we haven't had one athlete put his training on hold because the season is here. If you think you have the drive and dedication to become a champion and dominate the competition, then you [...]

13 12, 2010

Are You Strong Enough?

Are you strong enough to be fast? The easiest way to increase your speed is to get stronger... Period. Far to often to athletes and parents get caught up in the gimmicks of "speed training", and forget what actually makes someone not just faster, but also a better athlete.  That is strength and power. Athletes and parents come to me all the time asking if I can make them faster, but then turning around and saying that they aren't allowed to squat because of a lower back weakness or knee problem. If you continue to baby a weak area, how is it ever going to get stronger and healthier?  If you have a weak lower back, then no matter how "fast" you become, you aren't going to go anywhere. You have to lift hard, heavy, correct, and powerful.  If you do this and concentrate on your entire backside (calves, hamstrings, glutes, lower back, and upper back), then you will get faster. Chains On a 45 Degree Hyper = Ultimate Speed Builder Far too often to people only train what they can see and this causes all sorts of muscle imbalances, injuries, weaknesses, and problems. You give the body a good hard dose of posterior chain training using the correct exercises, techniques, and methods, you automatically become faster... and not just faster on a straight away like other speed schools teach. You start exploding in and out of cuts, accelerate faster, run through and around people, change of direction, and dominate no matter what situation you are in during the game. BUT If you continue to train how everyone else trains then all you can get prepared for, is injuries, muscle imbalances, never getting better, and [...]

3 12, 2010

Houston Speed Training BS, Gimmicks, and Fads

Above - FAST & STRONG - Funny How They Go Hand in Hand! Since football off-season is now here, we constantly get calls with the same question over and over again, so lets set the record straight. You want speed training? You want to actually get faster and more powerfull? The actual TRUTH about getting fast, agile, and still have the power to run through any opponent like semi-truck? You think real speed training has anything to do with using "agility" ladders, strength shoes, stretchy bands, or parachutes? What about first step quickness? Parents ask all the time about first step quickness when their kid barely has any muscle, is soft, and can barely perform a correct squat with his own bodyweight... Compare the two pictures above.  Both are NFL Offensive Linemen... Which do you think has the better "first step quickness"?  Not the fat dough boy thats for sure. Do the athletes that worry about speed and “first step quickness actually need all these fancy worthless training methods? NO. They need MORE muscle, less body fat, and once that is acehived they automatically become more explosive. Their strength and power translate into force production through his legs into the ground, which is the #1 KEY to speed. If you’re FAT and/or WEAK sorry, don’t ask or talk to us abut first step quickness. Have you forgotten what makes an athlete FAST? Do you KNOW what is the MAIN contributor to speed? Or, perhaps you’ve read too many magazines and watched too much ESPN and you’ve been brain washed into thinking that fads and gimmicks will help make you a faster athlete. Have you ever seen a weak athlete who is FAST? Or…… Do you [...]

2 12, 2010

Houston Pro Baseball Training

Nearly every baseball player no matter how old only has a few months left before their season starts up. Unfortunately for the majority of these athletes, they will actually start worrying about training to get ready for the season in January. I'll never understand how someone can expect to prepare for a 4 to 8 month long season in just a month, but it seems to be the norm especially the higher up a player gets. I've watched many high school, collegiate, and pro baseball players say they need to take 2-3 months off after the season to let their body recover, because last season really wore on them... This just starts a vicious cycle in which they continue to get weaker and more injury prone, because they have to rest and not train to get stronger and healthier. Here is a short video of one of our pro baseball guys who wants to be different. He realized that these 2+ months are key in determining just how ready you are going to be for the next season, and he wants to make the most of it. Ben just got back from a Fall Ball league in Arizona and just recently finished up his regular season with the Toledo Mud Hens the AAA affiliate for the Detroit Tigers. He knows that to make that next jump is going to take hard work and dedication and while everyone else is "resting and recovering", he is busting it at the facility to get better. Check out the video below of one of his upper body days and let me know what you think. You will also notice just how much upper back work we are doing compared [...]