Monthly Archives: March 2012

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Half Kneeling Band Overhead Shrug

Sometimes as coaches and trainers we need to take a step back and really think about why we do things. Why do we prescribe “x” exercise? What purpose does it serve?  How will it help any given client become bigger, faster, stronger, or more sexifed?  Not only that, why for “x” number of sets and… Read more

Spinal Health & Core Training Seminar

I have some pretty cool news to share today, and I’m not even going to sugar coat it.  Instead, I’m just going to cut right to the chase and say it: I’m going to Canada, baby!!!!!!! More specifically, I’m heading out to Edmonton to participate in what should be a pretty kick-ass weekend of learning,… Read more

Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday: Bar Speed, Introverts, Charlie Weingroff Seminar

1. One of the funniest conversations I ever had in the gym happened like two years ago when one of our football guys – who’s since become a great friend and is now in law school – was prepping for an “open” NFL Combine. Having had a successful collegiate career and even spending some time… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 3/9/12

I’m back baby! We flew back into Boston last night, and while vacation seemingly breezed by in the blink of an eye (don’t they all!), I can honestly say that I feel refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to tackle the day. Coincidentally, I’m going to be tackling an inbox full of emails, not to mention will… Read more

Things That Bug Me About the Fitness Industry

It’s the last day of vacation, and I’ll be heading back to Boston soon. All I have to say is this:  1) It’s amazing how fast time flies, because I feel like I just got here; and 2) ohhhhhh boy, do I ever have some commercial gym stories to share. Nevertheless, I’m going to be… Read more

Try Elite Training Mentorship for $1

As I noted last week, a few friends of mine (and colleagues I HIGHLY respect), Eric Cressey, Mike Robertson, BJ Gaddour, and Dave Schmidtz, have all been working tirelessly for the past year or so on a project that I feel will help the entire industry step up its game. And, based off what I’ve… Read more

5 “Quick” Tips to Increase Strength

As you all know I’m taking a little blogcation this week, and while I have every intention on providing some new content while I’m away (like yesterday), I also recognize I need to take a chill pill and step away from my computer. With that, I thought this would be a great opportunity to dig… Read more

Recovery Strategies for Better Performance

Today, because I’m currently on a blogcation (in Florida) and most likely lying poolside in a state of food coma rocking the world’s greatest farmer’s tan, we have a guest post from Geoff Pritchard.  Geoff is a personal trainer and massage therapist located in Maryland I had the pleasure of meeting a few months ago… Read more