It’s not all about muscle. Mike Boyle is not built like an athlete, but he definitely knows how to create athletes. I had a shoulder issue for over two years, and following the prehab/rehab techniques discussed on his Strengthcoach.com podcast, my shoulder issue eventually disappeared. Prior to listening to his podcast, I was told by a physical therapist that the tightness in my shoulder would likely never go away, and that I’d always have to work around the pain. Shows how much that therapist knew. Listening to Mike, I also learned how to build up my glutes and legs (core muscles groups of real athletes) — after years of thinking that I just had bad genes. Mike’s podcast is worth listening to. You can also find his videos on Stack.com and his articles on Strengthcoach.com.
Headed by physical therapists, FMS’s focus is on mobility, flexibility, functional movement, and injury prevention — all of which are important to athletes and exercise enthusiasts.
Tom wrote Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle, an unparalleled instructional book on optimum nutrition for a cut up, muscled up body. This book was more informative about sports nutrition than my personal training course. I credit Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle with putting me on the correct path to sustainable nutritional practices that I can follow for life. Ten years on, and I still eat as Venuto taught me.
If it wasn’t for Chris Aceto, A.K.A The Technician, taking the time to write informative books on bodybuilding, I might still be struggling to build muscle. Aceto’s Championship Bodybuilding is an instructional guide is a must-read for all aesthetic trainees and bodybuilding hopefuls.
Cathe introduced me to weight training, prompting me to aim higher than attaining a skinny body, to instead gaining strength and muscle. Her training aided me in earning the awards of Top Physical Readiness Trainee and Warhawk in the Air Force, in 2004.
What makes Cathe inspirational and worth learning from, is her longevity as an athlete and coach. I’ve always made it a practice to seek advice from veterans, cause short-term achievements are great, but nothing beats lifelong health and fitness. In this, Cathe serves as an excellent example.
A master of bodybuilding and a creator of champs. This aesthetic training veterans objective is to never waste a rep with bad form or an ineffective exercise. To Glass, mastery of form and knowledge of the ideal exercises for specific muscle groups and goals, is key to faster results.
His motto is “Train like an athlete.” I agree. I don’t want to simply look good — I want to be fit and agile as well, Donnelly focuses on just that, specifically areas of the body that people often neglect. I don’t usually look to athletes for advice — I instead look to their coaches. However, Donnelly has taken the time to learn about training and he explains it well.