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Building Body Armor: Functional Strength Training For Injury Prevention

Building Body Armor: Functional Strength Training For Injury Prevention

  1. Are you interested in building your own personal body armor to make you resistant to injury?
  2. Do you have a legitimate interest in building real world strength and fitness to prepare you for most any life scenario?
  3. Are you interested in tweaking your strength program to build more resiliency and function?

If I’ve learned one thing in my nearly 20 years of being a strength coach it’s that functional strength training will fix most everything. That’s right, strength is a life cure.

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Are You Applying The Irradiation Principle For Optimal Strength Gains?

Are You Applying The Irradiation Principle For Optimal Strength Gains?

  1. When you’re performing your lifts are you properly firing the muscles involved so you obtain optimal gains?
  2. Are you lifting and performing movements to train your body to be stronger and more resistant to injury?
  3. When performing a movement are you establishing complete control over that movement for optimal function? 

I always I like to try to leave an impression on new trainees when it comes to teaching them strength. One thing that I’ve found that surprises people and raises a few eyebrows is when I talk about the irradiation principle.

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Just How Powerful Is Sprinting For Your Fitness Program?

Just How Powerful Is Sprinting For Your Fitness Program?

  1. Are you looking to either incorporate sprinting into your training for the first time in a while, or are you considering including more sprint work in general? 
  2. Are you unsure of how to approach a smart sprint program for yourself? 
  3. Do you feel you need to be looking for a different way to train your body for some big results? 
  4. Are you interested in building a more lean and stronger athletic physique?
  5. Are you looking to enhance your ability to function and recover faster in the weight room? 

Trust me sprinting is one simple, cheap, and effective way to optimize your body’s fitness unlike any other form of conditioning. In fact, if you look at the 7 foundational movements consisting of the push, pull, squat, lunge, twist, bend, and gait…your gait is one of those movements and sprinting is essential for optimizing your gait. This will make you more optimally functional from head to toe.

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Rugged Strength Training: The Untold Benefits Of Outdoor Training

Rugged Strength Training: The Untold Benefits Of Outdoor Training

The original publishing date of this outdoor training article was back on June 9, 2016.

This article is one that I thought you might need to read especially if you’re interested in changing your training environment by doing some outdoor training. If you’ve been considering such a change in your program then you will want to take the time to read this article. Here you can better understand what you might be dealing with involving the change.

Perception may be the “reality” to you. If you fail to pause and look beneath the surface to seek out what is really going on then your perception will be your reality. This is true whether for good, or for bad. If you believe the only way to get in a full day’s work in your training is by having access to a fully stocked weight room then I’m here to tell you that your perception is NOT the reality. If you want to learn about the benefits of outdoor training then keep on reading my young Jedi!

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The 20/20 Kettlebell HIIT Workout For Shredded Muscle

The 20/20 Kettlebell HIIT Workout For Shredded Muscle

  1. Are you interested in building lean muscle?
  2. Do you have an interest in supercharging your fitness program?
  3. Are you interesting in a simple and highly impactful HIIT workout that you can do utilizing the kettlebell?
  4. Are you interested in time efficiency?

Have you tried a kettlebell HIIT workout? So as a strength and conditioning coach I’m all about hitting heavy lifts and building strength. However there are times when you mentally and physically have to challenge yourself. Therefore there are times when you have to challenge your fitness. Certainly, there are times when simplicity is necessary for you to get in a day’s work. So on these days the goal for you should be about work output. As a result all your thinking should be limited to hammering away at the one or two tasks at hand for some serious volume. Therefore, this is precisely the goal for today’s training.

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