About Dave Nix

I run a powerlifting club in Houston, Texas. The athletes I coach come from all walks of life, and have found success in the gym and on the platform. As a Masters (over age 40) powerlifter, I've competed and placed at USAPL Raw Nationals, as well as winning and placing in numerous local Texas meets. Follow me on Twitter as @Coach_Dave_VS.

Energy Systems and You – A Guide For Athletes

Hellooooo athletes!

Yes, you. You are an athlete. Some of you already have one or more athletic endeavors that you enjoy. Others of you may just have not found (or chosen) your activity yet. That’s how I like to think of every person: an athlete, at least in potentia. So many of us are told that we aren’t athletic, and that we can’t be athletic. Society, friends, authority figures, media – there are lots of people and institutions that try to act as gatekeepers of who gets to be called an athlete. Well, I don’t care. As far as I am concerned, you and I are athletes. Continue reading

You Gotta Be SMART

I get pulled into a lot of conversations with people who want to achieve a fitness goal but find themselves overwhelmed about where to start. As a result, they generally haven’t made much progress. There are several reasons why starting on your fitness goals can be hard. 

The first issue I see a lot (in myself, as well as the athletes I coach, and people who ask me for advice) is that they had only a vague notion about what they wanted to do: “get in shape,” “lose weight,” and so on. While this is a great starting point, it doesn’t leave you with much in the way of what to do next. Continue reading