Creating Decades of Excellence

Tons of Workout programs burst onto the scene, Get all kinds of hype from everyone and their Aunt Terry, And as quick as they came, they fade into obscurity. You never hear a peep about that program again. So 10 years ago when I decided to try my hand at making a program that would support people I wanted to …

New Grounding Camp Video and Q&A

I’ve been getting a number of questions about the Grounding Camp so I decided I’d answer them all in this blog post. Here we go. (Heads up: There are less than 10 days spots left for September’s Grounding Camp in Florida. Click Here to Claim Your Spot). Q: What Is Grounding Camp? Answer: Grounding Camp is a 3-day workshop I’m …

Behind Your Anger is Your Power

Growing up, we’re conditioned to repress our negative emotions… And it’s eating away at us like a cancer. The process begins with our parents and teachers. We’re told to sit down and be good little boys and girls. Good little boys don’t cry, and good little girls don’t enjoy sex. Good little boys don’t throw temper tantrums, and good little …

Advice You Don’t Wanna Hear

I’m gonna give you some advice you DEFINITELY do not want to hear… Step away from the barbell. Considering that you receive my messages, are committed to growing stronger, and you know what I’m all about, you may be scratching your head. “Why is Elliott telling me to STOP doing what I love?” “What the hell has gotten into this …

REAL MAN Calisthenics

If you can’t tell, I’m a fvcking masochist. Back in the day, it was pretty plain to see… I ran almost every part of my rapidly growing business, performed the duties of being a father of four children, took the time to show love and affection towards my wife… And I attacked the weights with an unmatched tenacity. You can …

Stinkin’ Thinkin’ Has Got Ya Trapped

Stinkin’ thinkin’ is a disease. Are you surrounded by negativity? Negative people? Negative circumstances? Negative thoughts? Well, I’m going to tell you more than just to “keep your chin up”. Everything in life contains its opposite. You can’t have positive withouth negative, just like you can’t have day without night or summer without winter. There will ALWAYS be the simultaneous …

Building Traps The WRONG Way

Gyms are hotbeds for fvcked up posture and muscle imbalances. Everywhere you turn there’s somebody with rounded shoulders, a twisted torso, or a pelvic tilt. I’m used to it… But there’s one thing that irks me EVERY time… When people BUTCHER their bodies while doing shrugs. Don’t get me wrong, shrugs are a great exercise for building big traps… But …

3 Ideals That Blew My Mind (+my favorite new boy band)

Around the age of 24 I discovered three things that would change my life forever: 1. Paul Chek and his Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology method. To this day I attribute much of my success as a trainer to what I learned studying the books, VHS programs, and live certifications offered by the CHEK Institute.  When young trainers ask me what …

Four Audible Books I’m Listening To Now (April 2017)

Earlier this week in my birthday blog post I mentioned how important it is to take notice of what’s going on in your life (people, dreams, coincidences, omens, tendencies, attraction etc)  during the days surrounding your birthday. I first learned how powerful, accurate and resourceful this practice is from Stephanie Azaria. I’ve been receiving coaching from Stephanie for about a …

Music For Smashing PRs

This year marks Strength Camp’s 10 year anniversary. Ten years ago I decided that training in your typical “chrome and carpet” fitness center was not for me. I wanted to train like I always had, like an athlete. Dropping heavy barbells. Flipping 1,000 pound tires. Yelling. Chest pounding. LOUD music. Shortly after opening the first old n’ dirty Strength Camp gym in South …