Monthly Archives: June 2017


  • by Matt Jennings
  • June 22, 2017
I first wrote REPERFUSION EXECU-SHUN AND HYPER-TROPHY back in 2006. It is a short article that goes into a bit of my training from the past and the importance of understanding the role of recovery. Let me just preface here and say that this article might be somewhat controversial. However, that being said, not only does […]Read More >>


  • by Matt Jennings
  • June 21, 2017
In his recent book ‘FAT FOR FUEL’ Dr. Joseph Mercola discusses how both science and time have proven unequivocally that the low fat, high sugar (grain, starches…carbohydrate), highly processed foods…(basically what is described today as the Standard American Diet) has claimed the health of our population and set up a myriad of  metabolic disorders that […]Read More >>

The Russian Kettlebell Swing

  • by Matt Jennings
  • June 19, 2017
How you execute every rep of the kettlebell swing matters. This is how we teach the swing at The Lift Gym. The Russian Kettlebell Swing should start on the floor with the kettlebell a foot in front of the athlete. Next the athlete grabs the horn with hips back, hamstrings a bit taut, spine rigid […]Read More >>

Salt. Does It Deserve The Phobia?

  • by Matt Jennings
  • June 9, 2017
Should such an essential mineral that was prolifically used throughout biblical scripture be rightfully vilified? Maybe the RDA recommendation on sodium (like healthful fats) got it wrong. A pair of papers published in the New England Journal of Medicine on sodium intake with over 100,000 participants found definitive evidence for maintaining a relatively larger sodium […]Read More >>

Weekend Bingers…Weekday Workouts…

  • by Matt Jennings
  • June 6, 2017
…Wash…Rinse…Repeat FULL DISCLOSURE: I enjoy tequila…preferably Tenoch Reposado and Don Julio 1942. Both are VERY expensive 100% agave that I will purposefully sip…and never ‘pour’.   I have so many friends who believe that you can workout with some consistency, enjoy your weekend partying with friends and still enjoy some level of long term health. […]Read More >>