Complexes are a great way to improve conditioning, build muscle, lose fat and practice form on some of the best exercises. I have created a master complex that has built in progressions in which you are able to auto-regulate each session. It also will allow you to train various loads and intensities in order to […]
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After the meet I began specializing in more dynamic movement such as sprints and jumps. I incorporated them into my programming in the form of complexes along with max effort, rep effort, and dynamic effort lifting. This would be a good change of pace after the meet, and would help to restore some more of […]
In the training world there is much time spent on exercise selection. Many coaches and athletes will talk and write about what exercises are great for building strength. I am here to tell you that when choosing an exercise, one of the most important things is to know why you are training that exercise. For […]
In Part I of this article we discussed the importance of the Central Nervous System (CNS) along with some methods that can be used to prime it before big lifts. Equally as important is training the CNS into positive adaption for the long term. Basic maximal effort programs such as the Westside Method do just […]
One of the reasons supra-maximal effort training can be such an effective tool for strength and hypertrophy is due to the adaptation of the Central Nervous System (CNS). The CNS is a pivotal component in regulating how much force the body can potentially produce. It is important to specialize and train the CNS accordingly like […]
Many individuals that hire me have never spent a day training in their lives. Through some epiphany or revelation they decide to hire a trainer and start making positive changes. Even individuals who have spent time in the gym usually have not taken the time to learn how to train correctly. Here are the basic […]
There is a misconception regarding the term “sport specific” in many gyms around the country today. Much debate exists on which exercises and training methods should be used to train athletes of varying sports. I am going to make this short and sweet. Unless your sport is lifting, there is nothing you can do in […]
There are many great training programs, including my 12 Week Maximal Strength and Hypertrophy program available for purchase on the product page or by contacting me. However, every so often you might find yourself in a transition period between training programs, or due to time restraints, might need a quick program to get in all […]
I often get asked for training advice from young men in their early 20s or late teens. Although there is much more I am looking to achieve in terms of my fitness goals, I am at a level where I feel I have a lot of experience and knowledge that I can offer to others. […]
Bands can be a great way to help facilitate proper movement patterns. Here are some specific ways to use them to help correct imbalances, and help the Central Nervous System learn motor plans for proper mechanics. Weak glutes during squats and lunges = Knees protruding inward during movement – Put a band around knees to […]
"I first met Anthony while he was doing his internship at Physical Therapy for my back injury. He took me under his wing and worked hard for two months to strengthen my back. Anthony helped me realize that I would be prone to more injuries if I didn't concentrate on strengthening my core. Thus after Therapy I joined The Campo Team.
My initial goal was to lose weight and gain strength, 5 months..."