Posts Tagged ‘training’

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!

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…)

More Strength, Power And Endurance In Less Time – Contrast!

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

We all like strength, power and endurance. If you don’t, you should mofo!

Most of you also like to get as much done in a short amount of time. At least I would hope so!

So if I said you can tweak your training just a little bit and get more strength, power and/or endurance in shorter training session, you’d listen.

Let me introduce contrast training.

The short and simple explanation of contrast training is…. Choose an exercise  (usually a compound exercise) that you will load heavy in the 3-8 rep range (for strength and power endurance we may go even higher) and follow it up with a an exercise that has the same movement pattern and similar rep ranges.

A very simple example would be a box squat followed by a box jump or a squat jump.

box-squat-2.jpg

I swear this is the only picture of a box squat I could find…

Not a regular box jump per se, but you get the point (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…)

Where is Luka Hocevar?!

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

In all honesty, right now I’m on Lake Chelan, Washington for a 4 day weekend….

Getting some inspiration from the view

So don’t feel to bad for me :)

But I feel like I need to let everyone know what has been going on since the New Year as I have negelected the blog and haven’t been on top of providing great information as I promised. For that I deserve a backhand slap and if you see me feel free to give me one (just mention what it’s for so there won’t be any “misunderstandings” and I don’t go Hulk on your ass!) (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…)

4th Of July Training

Monday, July 6th, 2009

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July and got to spend time with their family while being grateful for our freedom.

Just like everyone else I had a bunch of places to be on the 4th from spending time with my wife to hitting up a family BBQ and then meeting up with friends to watch the fireworks at Coulon Park. Because of that I made sure that I got everyone in the gym early that morning to get our scheduled training session in. One of the things that takes the Hocevar Performance athletes to the next level is the mindset of no excuses. Everything in life worth getting takes sacrifice and if you’re not willing to do that then maybe you don’t want to achieve that goal as much as you though you did. There were people that sacrificed their lives and future so that we could have what we have, yet there is so many people that just whine and don’t do anything about the situation they are in only to make excuses about how unfortunate things only happen to them! (more…)

The Matrix Of Training – High School Athletes

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

It’s crazy that there is more great information on training out there than at any other time, yet it seems that people are doing more dumb shit in gyms than ever before! Maybe there is too much information, maybe people are getting paralysis by analysis, maybe everyone is looking for “the next big thing” and a shortcut, maybe it’s just a bunch of wussies and hard work has become extinct or it could just be that someone you trust is giving you crappy advice. Wouldn’t be the first time something like that happened. 

This is happening in every population but I want to focus on the “wandering souls” of high school athletics…. (more…)