Greetings and Welcome to Rebel Performance

As the internet grows and more "experts" pop up every weekend, it's getting harder and harder to see through the noise and appreciate what people stand for.  Well, this page exists exactly for that reason.  We want to get you oriented and be very upfront with you about who we are and what we believe in.  For example, this site isn't for everyone.  Rebel Performance is not designed for the masses and never will be.  If you are here looking for "Six Pack Shortcut Tips" or "20 Minutes to Shredded" then please, for all that is holy, leave now.  If, however, you are ready to join the 1% then welcome and buckle in because it's going to be a hell of a ride.

This program is not for the weak and timid. This program is for those who are tough, resilient, and committed to working hard and reaching for the stars. I did not design this program for the 99%. Only the 1% will be able to make it through this program. The 1% are the people who are willing to endure in the face of extreme difficulty. The 1% are the people who are willing to sacrifice many things to realize an eventual goal. I have no pity for you if you are not able to complete this program. If you give up, you are probably like the majority of people on this planet. If you make up the 99% of the population who will not go through this program, there is probably nothing wrong with you, but I’m probably not interested in being friends with you. I like those who are on the fringe. I like those who are different. I like those who live by their own set of values. I like those who don’t mind it when the lunatics run the asylum. If you enter the beast, you must become the beast to survive.
— Pat Davidson, a quote from MASS

The point of this isn't to scare you, but to appropriately set the tone.  We care about the science and don't necessarily agree with serving you a watered down version of it.  We are immensely passionate about what we do and want to always share with you the highest quality information possible, and a lot of times that means going down the rabbit hole.  BUT, please don't worry.  Our goal isn't to leave you behind.  We are athletes, scientists, coaches and teachers, and we want to bring you on our voyage into crafting optimized humans.  So no, you don't have to be a Ph.D. or a World Champion caliber athlete to be a part of our squad.  All we ask is that you approach things with an open mind and be willing to put in the work.  If that means you have to read a blog article with a textbook open next to you, then so be it.  If that means you have to question everything you thought you knew, then so be it.  I think Zach Hadge summarizes this point nicely:

I’ll show you the doors, it is up to you to walk through them. I’ll be there to tell you when its time to grease the hinges, pick the lock, find a new door, or just bust the door down. The only other thing I need is your effort.
— Zach Hadge

Ultimately, if you show up with an open mind and are willing to put in the work then we'll do everything in our power to help you evolve as a person, athlete and coach.

Other Pertinent info

Now that all the serious stuff is out of the way, let's quickly go over the different sections of this website and what you can expect to find there.

coaching

This is honestly our bread and butter and what we live for.  It's where the countless hours of studying and experience under the bar come together to hand craft your perfect program.  Training is an elegant process of choosing what stressor to apply when to drive a specific adaptation, and we seriously geek out about it.  Furthermore, we're obsessed with the individual.  You are a primate, and you are a primate unlike any other and in order to really drive change you have be on a program that's written for you.  Not a cookie cutter program, but a fully comprehensive program that ties together training, sport, nutrition and lifestyle.  If you're interested in learning more about our unique ASSESS. TRAIN. EVOLVE process, then click below:

 

the squad

This is where you'll find information on the people behind the scenes here at Rebel Performance.  While we come across as being very serious, we're really giant kids at heart who'd much rather be laughing our asses off over a heap of delicious food.

the blog

This is where you'll find our latest and greatest musings.  Some of the posts are long, very technical and filled with citations (you may want a textbook or google handy while reading these), while others are more "here's what's on my mind right now" in nature.  If you are ever totally lost on the blog, please don't hesitate to contact us and we'll help you out.  Like we said earlier, our goal isn't to leave you behind.

Additionally, we believe it's necessary to emphasize that the blog is a place for DISCUSSION.  There's no room here for internet warriors and trolls. If you disagree with an article, write a kick ass counter article and we’ll publish it because that’s how we get better. In order to appropriately move the conversation forward, we must be willing to think outside the box and have meaningful discussion on complex topics.

Along this same line thought, we are always open for and seeking high caliber contributions.  You can contact us about that here:

the shop

Hopefully this one is pretty self explanatory, but it's where you'll find all of our pre-written training programs and any swag that's available.