Posts Tagged ‘hocevar performance’

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.


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

My after picture


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…)

Hocevar Performance In The News

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Last week was a busy and eventful week for me, from attending the Fitness Business Summit 09 to appearing in the newspaper and then hosting Andrea Du Cane for a great workshop here in Seattle (her first one here).

As I mentioned before, its really important to keep improving your own education and go to seminar/conferences, mentorships, etc. but I find that you can learn the most from the leaders in the industry after hours when the event is over and you can pick their brain (while having a beer off course).

Fitness Business Summit after hours

Heavy hitters Bedros Keuilian, Pat Beith, Vince Delmonte and other fitness pro’s working on getting to that level…including me :) (more…)

Are You Investing In Yourself?

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

This weekend I was at the Fitness Business Summit 09 in Anaheim, California and it was an absolute blast! I flew in on Thursday and spent the day at Newport Beach just chilling and riding the bike around (it’s been forever since I had done that) and catching some sunshine.

Just like any other conference, it costs money for the event, hotel, travel and expenses. Most people I talked to about going to the event were mentioning how they can’t handle such a cost. I never really looked at it as a cost but rather as an investment. I can say that it was easily worth ten times what I paid for it. The information, motivation and presenters were incredible, while the networking and relationships forged are priceless.

Fitness Business Summit 09 (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…)

Art of The Deload – More Than Just Training (Part II)

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Last post we focused on explaining what deloading is, how important it is and showing some ways how you can incorporate it into your program. This time I’ll talk about deloading more than just training, but using it in life. If you haven’t read part I, you can read it here.

Just like training, we tend to get out of balance and either do too little or too much when it comes to work, relationships, etc. I will touch on the one thing that most people in America including myself don’t do enough of – rest and relax. I don’t even want to go into the statistics about how much vacation people take (and how much they do not use?! crazy) on average, how many hours they work, etc. Sound like you? (more…)

The Art of The Deload – More Than Just Training (Part I)

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

As I write this post I am going to be upfront and honest. I admit that I need to work on “deloading” in more than one area of my life. Part of the reason I’m writing about this subject is because it helps me practice what I preach a lot more. I can’t count the times I have not had a deload when I should have, whether it came to training, work, relationships or life in general.

Years ago I actually had real OTS – overtraining syndrome (and I’m not talking about the “overtraining” you hear so many people whining about when they’re tired and sore for a week) to a point where I couldn’t sleep, had no motivation and felt depressed most of the time. I was in labs getting tested all the time and all they could tell me was that my body shut down from all the stress (physical and mental). It took me months to get back to training on a normal level. All of this was because I had trained non stop and lived life a 100 miles per hour without having any type of deload. (more…)

Better Movement = Better Athlete

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

When I was young all the way up to the age of 15 I played just about every sport from soccer, basketball, judo, tennis, track (300 m, long jump) while also trying to participate in every activity that included a competition or a challenge. I would regularly go skiing, swimming, hiking, etc. with my family and friends and I would spend most of my time outside either practicing a sport or doing some sort of physical activity with my friends (sometimes this activity also got me in a lot of trouble). (more…)

No Rules Training and No Excuses

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Before I say anything let me give you a friendly word of advice, never drink a can of Spike energy drink after 8 p.m.! It’s been a long day and I’m up at 2 a.m. looking like a damn rave junkie that popped an e-pill. At the same time, if you are an entrepreneur it could become your best friend. (more…)

Warp Speed Fat Loss for Athletes – Part II

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Everyone loves fast results, don’t you? 

As much as I am a firm believer of hard work, commitment and persistency, I also believe that getting people to see results fast keeps them motivated and makes them believe in what you’re doing. This is also the reason I have incorporated the Warp Speed Fat Loss meal plans with the athletes that come through our door and need to drop weight and/or body fat as fast as possible.

If I get a baseball athlete (example) in the off season and I have 4 months to get him to the next level of performance, yet I need him to drop 15-20 lbs, then it’s a huge plus for me to be able to do that as fast as possible so that we can then focus the remainder of the training towards their next season (strength, power, conditioning, imbalances, etc…).

Here is another case where Warp Speed came in handy as we put Dennis on the program and modified the training to best suit his fat loss goals. I knew that he would do great but I have to say I was a little surprised myself as we checked the final numbers. Dennis went from 212 lbs on day 1 to 192.3 lbs on day 28! On top of that he is moving better and has improved his reactvity while also getting better number in certain core lifts. Not bad for 28 days. (more…)