• Brendon Goes Hard

    Brendon talks about coffee and jazz.

    24m | Apr 11, 2021
  • Lifter's Guide to Running

    The Garage Gym Guys are back and in the gym to discuss how a lifter can also become a runner. Brendon explains his past mistakes for 5K and Ironman training, how he overcame them with Myrtl and other routines, his thoughts on whether or not to use a program, how to set a path to success, and how to avoid injury on the way. Sean tries to keep Brendon on track and creatively links these running concepts to tried and true lifting concepts.

    Four Rules of Running for a Lifter:

    1) Don’t commit to a program, just train for duration

    2) Build a strong foundation using stabilization exercises

    3) Learn form using simple exercises – don’t stress

    4) Be patient with building endurance, remember to stay hydrated

    Important Links:

    1) Coach Jay Johnson's Mytrl PDF: https://tinyurl.com/yc39juh9

    2) Coach Jay Johnson's Myrtl Video: https://tinyurl.com/y2bjaq57

    3) Bands for Lateral Hip Stability: https://tinyurl.com/yxhsbwuq

    4) Standard Running Warmup Jason Fitzgerald:

    5) Striders Video: https://youtu.be/v73-flygfyI

    6) Striders Article: https://tinyurl.com/y4gg75vy

    7) Hammer Nutrition Endurolytes: https://tinyurl.com/y376h7aj

    8) Intro Explanation to Zone 2 training: https://tinyurl.com/y28tqara

    9) Studies showing plyo's decrease race times with lower mileage volumes:

    A: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23838...

    B: https://conservancy.umn.edu/handle/11...

    57m | Sep 7, 2020
  • Fitness Origin Story of the Garage Gym Guys

    From humble beginnings; the Garage Gym Guys discuss their fitness path as they present each of their own origin stories and they start the first iteration of the “weekly challenge”. 



    The boy from Palo Alto talks about being bit by the weightlifting bug after reading Nebraska Football’s weight training program, along with earning his Crossfit Level 1 Cert, personal training in Chicago as a Grad Student, and his recent acceptance into Physical Therapy School.



    The homegrown Midwest boy from Michigan talks about being a high school football player as well as swimmer, a scholarship athlete at Michigan State, competitive BJJ player / MMA, a triathlete and Ironman training, his time as a Navy Sailor and lessons learned from failing BUD/S, and his recent love affair with good ol’ fashioned weight training.


    Make the coffee - Crank it up to 11 - And apply the chalk because we’re about to GET SOME.


    Stay tuned for a youtube channel, Instagram, and website.

    34m | Aug 20, 2020
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