Wednesday 10 September 2008

Where do we get our training ideas from? Part 1: Rosstraining

Firstly, I'd like to make an apology. In my last blog post, I said I would update this blog often. However, this is my first post in a week. Oops! I'd best get blogging!

Anyway. I thought it would be an idea to spend a few of the early blog entries giving a bit of an introduction into where we get our training ideas from. I plan to write three entries: one on Rosstraining, one on Crossfit, and one focusing on a collection of other great websites, forums and blogs.

I will start with Ross Enamait, founder of Rosstraining. Simply put, he is the reason that was originally set up. Most of our original members found each other via a thread on the Menshealth forums about Ross. The rest is history!

Ross is currently a personal trainer, and was formerly a semi-professional boxer. I originally purchased his book, "The Underground Guide to Warrior Fitness" (now discontinued) upon strong recommendation. This book made my training more structured and more enjoyable. Since then, I have also purchased "Infinite Intensity", "Never Gymless", and "Full Throttle Conditioning". All three contain excellent content on strength, conditioning, core, nutrition and program creation.

According to his website, "Ross is committed to excellence and advancements in high performance conditioning and functional strength development." Ross is all about intensity and hard work. To quote the man himself , "You get what you put into it" (from this article).

Ross owns the website, which also has an excellent forum community. He is very approachable, and in the past he has happily answered my training questions via email. The products mentioned above are all available through his site, and though he is based in America shipment of his products is fast, with most of the books I ordered arriving in the UK in around a week! (I would like to point out that I am not on commission for selling Ross' products!)

Below you will find useful links to find out more:


A final treat. Here is a video Ross has made, and it is a compilation of his training from 2003 - 2008. Some very impressive stuff, and very inspirational. Enjoy!

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