Posts Tagged ‘fitness’

A New Era…..Vigor Ground Fitness and Performance

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

I’ll keep this short even though my excitement is pretty damn ridiculous!

Part of the reason why this site hasn’t been active is because of the growth (through blood, sweat and tears) of the new gym – the evolution of Hocevar Performance; Vigor Ground Fitness and Performance.

All of the blog posts and news will now be at, where I’ve already punched out a couple of articles.

The news site is pretty amazing if I may say so myself and completely represents the character of the gym.

So I’m not going to waste any more of your time. Take your butt over to and check it out as well as signing up to get my free national bestseller book Fit Formula with a video series going through the program I wrote for the book.

See you there!

Switch: How Can Getting Injured Be Good For You?

Monday, November 15th, 2010

How can this be good?

How can this be good?

If you asked me this question a couple of years ago, I would look at you sideways and maybe even attempt to give you the backhand smack.

There is no situation where being injured can be good for you!

Right? Or is there?

Before I move on, I encourage you to read Switch: How To Change Things When Change Is Hard (Chip and Dan Heath) which is a book that got me thinking and looking at things differently. I t allowed me to look at some negative situations from a positive outlook, being able to see what good can come out of it. Powerful stuff!

First off, I suck at being injured! I can be sour a lot of the time and not that nice to be around. I’m a hyper person, so taking away my ability to do what I want when I want to (a.k.a. restrictions) made me anxious and irritable.

I used to be that way anyway. This time around it has been different. (more…)

Creating A Complete Training Session in 30 Minutes

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Some people really are that busy...

Some people really are that busy...

I used to think training sessions last as long as it takes to get them done.

I thought my program design was effective and efficient and would cover all the bases in a short amount of time. Whatever short meant to me that is.

Then came along a number of busy professionals who wanted to get in 30 minute training sessions (I never thought anyone could be that busy, I realize now even with my own crazy schedule sometime it is possible), no more, period!  They also wanted to have the best of everything: mobility, tissue quality, explosiveness, strength, muscle building, conditioning, fat loss, a new wife/husband, etc.

It’s almost easier to hook them up with a new wife/husband than get all that achieved in 30 minutes!

This is gonna take some Harry Potter type stuff, so I’m throwing all the ingredients in the cauldron and cooking them up:

- 3 ounces of Tissue Quality

- 1 lb of Mobility

- 2 tbs of ExplosivenessSAQ (Speed, Agility, Quickness)

- 1 lb of Strength

- 5 lbs of Metabolic Conditioning

- a pinch of Mental Toughness

Stir thoroughly for 5 minutes with the temperature set at “hot as hell”….. sprinkle some added Hocevar Performance magic and…VOILA! (more…)

Excuses – Just Say No!

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

You ever ask yourself “why do I complain so much?”

You should!

I have, and it reminds me to re-program my brain and stop making excuses. Every one does it, it’s just that some people do it more than others AND some actually take action in spite of having the “excuse”. The one’s that do are the people that are successful, whether in training, life, business, relationships…. or dodge ball (if that’s your fancy).

Whenever you feel sorry for yourself, find inspiration in others that could have many more excuses than you but decide they will not be defined by them.

I started thinking about this as I was sent a link to an article about this years CAF Inaugural Paratriathlete Camp, which invited and sponsored one of our Renton Results boot camp members Tony Smith.

Tony is the tallest of the crew, as are his achievements!

Tony is the tallest of the crew, as are his achievements!

Tony lost a leg in a car accident but you can’t notice because he kicks so much ass! (more…)

What I Think About Fitness Boot Camps – Part 2

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

There was so much to say about fitness boot camps I had to put it into two parts, who would have thought?

The truth is that boot camps have blown up, which means that whatever we do in our programs, systems and training sessions is going to affect a large number of people!

“With great power comes great responsibility”, can’t remember who said that, I think it may have been Spidey….

With great power comes great responsibility

With great power comes great responsibility

While we’re taking quotes from Mr. Spidey, we can also ask him about his training program and nutrition, dude is lean! (more…)

What I Think About Fitness Boot Camps – Part 1

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

This is not going to be a “OMG, I love boot camps” or “they suck!” answer, but more of my own explanation on when you should take them seriously or not. So read on….

Considering this blog is pretty oriented towards performance training, muscle building, athletes and feeling/looking better……

…why the hell would I talk about boot camps?

Well, let’s see:

1. If you have a body you’re an athlete. And who says we can’t implement athletic exercises in boot camps?

2. Most people will improve performance, build muscle and lose fat in a boot camp setting

3. If you are compliant with a good boot camp system then you’re going to look better naked

4. The improved mobility, flexibility and strength will help you feel better and get rid of pain

5. Hocevar Perfomance runs the Renton Results Boot Camp so I’m talking about it mofo’s (you must be thinking I’m biased right away)!

Just like anything else, the question whether boot camps are a good choice comes down to the quality of the training system, nutrition and the people running it. My list from 1-4 above only holds true when all things are in place. (more…)

The Power Of Deadlines

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Maybe I should just call this post: “When you have no other choice but to get shit done!” But that would have meant I have to curse in the headline……so I just left it for the first sentence and feel like I’m a better human being for doing it.

Even though I know how important deadlines are and how effective they can be when we use them, I don’t do it enough and it becomes easy to procrastinate if they are not strictly set. (more…)

Barefoot Training, Seattle Workshops and Anything Else I Can Think Of

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Just finished my first training session wearing the Vibram Five Fingers and I feel great! After around 20 minutes into the session the “weird” feeling went away and I honestly felt like I was barefoot.

I shouldn’t get too sore since I wear Nike Free’s 5.0 most of the day, as well as doing a bunch of barefoot dynamic warm ups.

Since a bunch of people have been asking what the hell I’m wearing on my feet and why, I’ll touch on why you should start switching up your shoes and start working towards doing a lot training barefoot. (more…)

Welcome Back….

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

I have to welcome back my good friend Richwho just started training with us again this week. He has had some issues with injuries and had to take some time off from training hard. His first session back you could see how happy he is to be in that environment again….

No let’s get something clear first, I would put Rich in the category of "washed up  meatheads" (if you don’t know what that means then figure it out or email me) and the guy has been through just about everything physically possible: WWF wrestling stint, kickboxing champion, being shot, car accident that left him in a comma, etc…..I really could go on for a while here believe me, but regardless of all the obstacles and injuries, he has kept himself in great shape (he is 40 years old, or somewhere around there…..he always changes the number).

The point I am coming to is that your body is a temple and to say that you are losing your fitness because you are getting older is a bunch of b.s. and it is just a bad excuse! At the same time it hurts me to see all these young athletes who do not have the work ethic and believe things will just come to them. Tons of potential, but no heart or desire to fulfill it!

Come to Hocevar Performance and if you do not bring it a 40 year old will destroy you. Guaranteed!!!

"Washed Up Meathead" pictures will follow soon……