VIGOR Training Member Area

You’ll find answers to common questions related to your VIGOR Training app, membership, and account. If you can’t find an answer here, post it in the Facebook group and I’ll get it answered ASAP.

COACH’S NOTES

Coach’s Notes is a collection of insights, recommendations, and tutorials to VIGOR Training member-athletes get more out of the program. Some posts might be answers to questions you’ve been wondering about. Others might answer questions you haven’t thought of.

Dumb Advice: Change Your Workouts Up To Keep Your Body Guessing

Dumb Advice: Change Your Workouts Up To Keep Your Body Guessing

Without question, the dumbest advice any trainer has ever said is...”you need to keep changing things up and keep your body guessing.” This ridiculousness is still getting passed around from one wannabe fitness “expert” to another. In reality, it’s...

Why You’re Sore Where You Shouldn’t Be

Why You’re Sore Where You Shouldn’t Be

"I want to do squats but they hurt my back." "Every time I do bench press, it hurts my shoulders." Do you ever get sore somewhere that you weren't really training the day before? Maybe your back has more delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) than your legs...

Which Diet Is Best To Start With?

Which Diet Is Best To Start With?

Within 24 hours of starting VIGOR Training, half of the member-athletes send me a message, wondering what diet they should follow. Outside of training for a physique competition or a special event, like a wedding or class reunion, I usually steer people...

How much weight? How many reps?

How much weight? How many reps?

Somewhere between what your ego would have you do, and your body wants to do, there's a middle ground of enough weight to make progress, and not so much that you’re going to get hurt. As long as you work within the boundaries I set in whichever VIGOR...

What is the purpose of tempo in your training?

What is the purpose of tempo in your training?

In terms of your training, I believe tempo is one of the most important concepts you need to wrap your head around. Tempo is the speed with which you move the bar, dumbbells, plates, or your body during a repetition. Tempo: reduces the risk of...

Don’t Lose Muscle

Don’t Lose Muscle

I have a number of guidelines for VIGOR Training, but just one rule: Don't Lose Muscle! Muscle loss contributes to: insulin resistance and diabetesloss of strengthreduced metabolic rateflabby arms and squishy legsloss of joint integrity Research shows...

VIGOR Training Supports Military Families

As of May 1, 10% of VIGOR Training monthly membership revenues are donated to the Gary Sinise Foundation to support military families.