Posts Tagged ‘personal trainer’

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 www.VigorGroundFitness.com, 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 www.VigorGroundFitness.com 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!

My 2011 Goals – Training and Professional

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Looking to reaching new heights in 2011...

In my last post I talked about a “checklist” of how to go about setting goals. This time I will share some of the goals that I have set in the training/athletic category (this will touch on lifestyle as well) and also some of my professional goals.

I’m definitely not the master of goal setting and I have become better at practicing what I preach by writing my goals out and sharing them with as many people as possible so that I am subconsciously held more accountable. I will also print out all my goals and put them in a couple of very visible places so they smack me in the face every time I start slacking off.

I’ll break this post down into two categories, my athletic/training (as well as some lifestyle) goals will come first and then I will touch on some of my professional goals.

TRAINING/ATHLETIC GOALS

For training if I have to some it up in one sentence….I will become this guy…..

My after picture

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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…)

How To Take A Basketball Player From Intramural To All Star Performance: Part 1

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

This post will be a longer post……if you don’t want to get better and don’t give a s@*t if THIS happens to you…

My name is Freddy and I DIDN'T work on my performance

My name is Freddy and I DIDN'T work on my performance

Then DON’T read this!

How many basketball players out there are frustrated with their level of performance?

How many are sitting on the bench a lot more than they would like to?

Maybe it’s the fact that you’re getting blown by, dunked on and dominated on defense?

I’ve felt every one of the above!

I even gave myself the whole “must be the genetics” talk. But it was just a cop out!

A large part of my life was (and still is) dedicated to basketball. I played from as young as I can remember and started going to basketball schools as well as joining a junior team by  the time I was 11. From there I played through high school at the highest levels, got a college scholarship and started 4 years, the later on played professional ball in Europe, not to mention countless street ball tournaments and just cutting short of winning the Nike Battlegrounds Slovenia. I also played in the NBA Summer Pro League 5 years ago before completely dedicating myself to strength and conditioning. (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…)

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…)

The New and Improved Hocevar Performance

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Wow, its been a long time coming…….long, long time……but WELCOME!

First I have to apologize for being MIA for so long and even though I have had a ton going on, there really isn’t any excuse for not providing you great information all this time. I hope you accept my deepest apologies. Really. (more…)

Are You Training Outdoors?

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Rock climbing

 

If the answer to that question is no, then my question is why the hell not?!

Training outside in nature is not only refreshing, it also changes the pace of workouts and takes you back to nature. I will train outdoors not only to get a change from always being in the gym but it’s a mix of hard training and relaxation. I can’t explain the feeling I get after going through a hard workout on the beach or on the trails. Afterwards I’ll just sit there and relax and think about things and because my mind is so clear it’s when I come up with some of my best ideas. (more…)

What Do Fitness Experts Think About Crossfit?

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

I just came back from the Perform Better Summit last night and I can’t say how much of a great experience and incredible event they put on again. Chris Poirier and the crew do it every time!

I’m going to be posting my favorite lectures and have a more thorough review of the Summit later on…..but in the meantime I would like to leave you with a question (and answers) that came up in the Q & A part of the Summit that was related to what the lecturers thought about Crossfit.

Needless to say I had to pull the flipcam out! You are going ot have to turn up the volume but it will be well worth it. Dos has the funniest answer of all time, that s@*t still cracks me up! (more…)