One Movement To Rule Them All

In the world of strength training, there is much debate on which exercise is king. The argument usually comes down to the squat and the deadlift.   At BTF the deadlift reigns supreme. Whether you’re a sixty year old women looking to preserve muscle, an athlete looking to run faster and be more explosive or you’re forty […]

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Glute Amnesia

Butt, rear end, derriere and booty are just some of the names for the powerhouse of movement – The Glutes.   There is something magnificent and attractive about a properly working set of gluteus maximus muscles. People appreciate glutes so much that they actually sell underwear with glute inserts. Plastic surgeons offer glute implants and some […]

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The Sausage Stand

This Sunday while the wife and I made the rounds at the usual suspects- Home Depot, Pet Supermarket, Bed Bath & Beyond and Costco, I ran into someone I’ve met on numerous occasions. Our paths crossed at the exit of Home Depot where the savory smell of sausage creates Homer Simpson like reactions…..Ummm sausage. The […]

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What Grade Does Your Diet Get?

Which one of the following examples best represents your diet? A. This person plans out their meals for the week. They eat small meals or snacks every 3-4 hours. The food they eat is unprocessed and consists of lean meats, fiber-rich vegetables and fruits, nuts and seeds. They eat 2 servings of fruit and 4-8 […]

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Weight Loss Continuum

I find there are people on each end of the weight loss continuum; those who exercise and those who diet. The diet group decides to lose weight. They dislike physical activity so they do what’s easiest. They slash calories, cut out drinking entirely and go for walks. They drop the 10lbs they’ve gained and lost repeatedly over the […]

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The Squat Rack

Yes I know it’s hard to believe that this type of ignorance is still in existence, but it is. Just walk into any commercial gym in America and you’ll see it for your own eyes. Women scurrying about on the cardio equipment and men packed into the free weight area like cattle. A few ladies […]

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3 Basic Principles of Exercise

Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi would begin every season with a speech to his team that started out, “Men, this is football”. He would then start breaking down the fundamentals of the sport. Well folks, this is fitness and there are basic principles that we must adhere to in order to achieve a desired outcome […]

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Do Something

This past weekend I headed down to my hometown of Pompano Beach for my good friends wedding. When I visit 'The no", I like to hit my old gym, Physiques Unlimited. If they ran a contest for the most cluttered, no thrills, sweat box gym in the country Physiques would be in the running. As […]

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