A well-built foundation with a solid philosophy

In the last decade, the mainstream fitness industry has moved away from the foundational methods of strength training that have produced unmatched results (not to mention numerous Olympic medals and World-champion athletes). It has perverted proven high-intensity methods to maximize power & strength by trying to intermix muscular endurance — a recipe for disaster and injury.

Another trend to base workouts almost exclusively on exercises that were originally designed for rehabilitation (all in the name of ‘Functional Training’) has left many people deprived of established exercise regiments that provide them with the performance and health results that they were seeking in the first place. is a resource created by founder Chris Borgard that is designed to reverse these stigmas by showcasing training exercises, progressions, and philosophies most effective at reshaping the body and its capability to perform as a highly trained machine.

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Revolutionize your level of fitness

We write and supervise elite-level training programs for professional, college, and prep athletes, plus military special operators, firefighters & law enforcement agents, and more.

We also offer educational research guides, posts, and links on strength training, conditioning, nutrition, flexibility, cardio-respiratory fitness, & body composition – many for FREE.

To learn more about how you can utilize our expertise, we invite you to view our products or to contact us today. We love to help anyone serious about building a stronger, healthier body – and we look forward to helping you revolutionize your level of fitness.

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About Chris

CHRIS BORGARD is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (National Strength and Conditioning Association) and exercise physiologist who has spent time as an strength coach in both professional football and baseball. In the last ten years, Chris has assumed coaching roles for the St. Louis Rams, Oakland Raiders, and Oakland Athletics, having also been named 2012 Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year for Minor’s League Baseball’s (MiLB) California League.

After a period of active-duty military service, Chris earned his B.S. degree in Exercise Science while playing running back at Arkansas State University, and then did his master’s degree in Kinesiology at Cal Poly, where he taught exercise physiology and group activity classes. While at Cal Poly, he has worked as a college strength and conditioning coach for over 5 years. During this time, Chris worked with 4 track & field Olympians and Trials qualifiers, while directly training 5 NCAA All-Americans and 25 NCAA West Regional Qualifiers in track & field and cross country. He has also designed and implemented rehab programs for ATP and WTA Tour tennis professionals ranked as high as Top 20 in the world.

Chris is currently training members of the elite HOKA Aggies track & field club based in San Luis Obispo, and is also continuing to conduct research projects on sports nutrition and metabolism.