Category Archives: coaching

Gate Keeper

  • by Matt Jennings
  • December 31, 2017
Every seven weeks I give several (up to 14…) orientations for prospects looking to get into our 6 week body transformation challenge. Sometime during that orientation I promulgate my ideas about training and nutrition. Here’s one… ‘You Get Strong In The Gym…You Lose Fat In The Kitchen’ This is likely the best and most honest piece […]Read More >>

Top 5 Reasons You Missed A Lift (+3)

  • by Matt Jennings
  • December 21, 2017
On Saturday mornings at The Lift Gym we practice Strongman/Strong-Woman theme training. One of the staples on SM/SW days (as well as in our general training) are carries. Carries can be anything from Get Ups…Yoke Walks…Farmer Walks…Sand Bag Carries…Sled Work/Sand Bag Combos… Any way, last Saturday one of our tribe women asked me in frustration…”Why […]Read More >>

The ‘WHY’ Of The Turkish Get Up (TGU)

  • by Matt Jennings
  • August 29, 2017
The Turkish get-up (TGU) is the proverbial knot that ties competence, strength and integrity of the body into one complete package. TGUs are great for upper and lower body stabilization. They link one half of the body to the other. This connection comes into play during running/sprinting so that, for instance, ‘driving and pulling’ the right […]Read More >>

Is Your Goal Authentic?

  • by Matt Jennings
  • December 28, 2016
Only you can determine if a goal is meaningful. But in every case where you find yourself lacking motivation to pursue a goal, that fact alone is proof that the goal lacks meaning for you. Put another way, there’s nothing wrong with you, there’s something wrong with your goal. Meaningful goals create their own motivation. You […]Read More >>

THE IRON (Henry Rollins)

  • by Matt Jennings
  • August 18, 2016