I had the pleasure of attending one of Vince Del Monte’s “Muscle Camps” and thought I would share the videos with you.

For those who don’t know him, Vince Del Monte is a WBFF Pro Fitness model, along with a popular “online muscle building trainer”.  What I mean when I say online trainer is that he has a lot of high level training certifications, but does his coaching online through online programs, courses, etc.  This allows him to help more people than if he were simply just working at a gym.  He’s also one of the more “famous” fitness YouTube guys out there.

What is a Muscle Camp?  Basically Vince Del Monte brings in students to run through a hypertrophy camp or a muscle camp which consists of multiple training sessions in a single day. There are many different ways you can structure a muscle camp, but when I went we hit up three different muscle groups and finished with a cardio HIIT workout. We started with abs/core, then hit our shoulders, and finished with a brutal arm workout containing what Vince calls “death sets”.  After that we had the ultimate finisher doing stair sprints.

These muscle camps are great because not only does you body get a shock and you can elicit some muscle growth, we were also learning stuff throughout the entire day.  Vince was walking around looking at our technique and helping us fix stuff.  I learned quite a bit from the Muscle Camp, and if you ever have an opportunity to attend one put on by Vince I recommend you do whatever it takes to get there.

Check out the videos below in order from morning to afternoon….

This post is specifically for hockey players. If you’re a hockey player looking to become faster, stronger, more explosive and all around a better hockey player you are going to want to see this.

I’ve partnered up with my friend Dan Garner, who is a popular strength coach, to release an off-season hockey workout program online. This is a full off-season workout systems that includes three different training phases, nutrition information and meal plans, supplementation systems, and lots more.

If you’re a hockey player that has looked at hiring a strength and conditioning coach you will know that the price can get very expensive.  The best strength coaches charge up to $5,000 per month, and your average trainer will run you around $4,000 for the off-season.  This hockey training system is run all online which makes it affordable for everyone.

What is included in the hockey training system?

You will receive general hockey training information in the training philosophy ebook, plus a full three phase program.  Each phase will run for about 5 weeks during the off-season and is going to help you increase your speed, quickness, agility, strength, etc on the ice.  You will get individual workouts with exercises, reps and sets all detailed.  This allows you to follow along step by step without any confusion at all.  This alone is valued at over $300.

You will also get nutritional information for hockey players, including information on supplementation.  Meal plans will be provided that are customized for your specific needs and size.  As bonuses you will receive smoothie recipes as well as healthy meal recipes.  When you are getting ready to play in a game be sure to check out the game day nutrition protocol that Coach Garner recommends.

Everything in the hockey workout program will be available instantly for download after you sign up.  The price is just $47 when you sign up and 3 monthly payments of $47.

Who is Dan Garner?

Dan Garner is a popular strength coach out of London, Ontario.  Not only is he an expert in strength and conditioning training, but he is also a nutrition specialist.  He has many impressive certifications including being a certified sport nutrition specialist, biosignature practitioner and precision nutrition coach.

From personal experience I can tell you that Dan knows his stuff, especially for athletes.  This program is designed to make you a better hockey player and if you follow his program 100% you will transform into a new and improved player.

Check out more about hockey training from Coach Garner in the YouTube video below.  He shares a ton of great information in this 18 minute hockey training video.

Within the video you will find out the importance of strength training for hockey players, common mistakes hockey players make in the gym, how important nutrition is for hockey players, specific game day nutrition protocols, and supplement information for hockey players.

Where can I get access to the off-season hockey workout plan?

Right now you can get access at http://elitehockeysystem.officehockeytraining.com/, although we may be full by the time you read this. Check it out and see. I know in the past we’ve filled up pretty quickly because we want to provide timely email support for all hockey members.

The price is VERY reasonable for all the information you’re going to receive on training for hockey. The workout program alone would normally cost over $300, and the full system is valued at a true value of over $600. It has opened at just $47 x 4 payments, although it is going up to $57 after their sale ends. Visit the site and sign up.

skipping ropeToday is Tuesday and I just got back from the gym – my second workout of the week. A week and a half ago I wrote a post with an update of my mouth injury and I knew I would have to take it slow to get back into the gym, but I’m almost back to 100% for my workouts.

I still can’t lift anything too heavy that will make me clench my jaw/teeth or grinding my teeth in any way, but I can still go lighter weights for higher reps and keep up the intensity.

Last week my workouts weren’t too good because of the days off, problems eating properly for the first few days (a lot of shakes and soft foods only), and my teeth were in pain a bit – but at least I got into the gym a few times. Lately I’ve been able to eat pretty much anything in my normal diet (eggs, chicken, steak, etc) and my mouth is feeling much better. Yesterday was a Chest/Biceps/Triceps workout and today was Shoulders/Back. Both workouts were solid and this week I feel good at the gym again.
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Is Spin Class a Good Workout?

spin workoutIn my last post, which was a week ago, I talked about how I was going to “Spin Class” on Friday. Since I haven’t done a recap of how that went I thought I would write a little post about it.

For those who don’t know what Spin is basically it is a cycling fitness class that a lot of gyms run for their members. I’m not sure about other Spin classes but this one lasted about 50 minutes and it is intense biking on the stationary cycles.

So is Spin Class a good cardio workout?

Absolutely. I knew going in it was going to be a good workout for me because I had heard from friends and my girlfriend how tough it was. It lived up to what I thought it was going to be, and my legs were absolutely burning by the end.
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This article is mainly for guys out there who want to get bigger and stronger at the same time. If you ask any male at the gym why they are working out the majority of them will say to get bigger or to get stronger, and a lot of them will say to get bigger and stronger.

Bodybuilders don’t care about strength much and power lifters don’t care about size much, but the majority of guys in the gym who aren’t training specifically for shows or contests are looking to get bigger and stronger.

So the question is can you train for both strength and size at the same time?
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