Monthly Archives: November 2013

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work/Recover From Insulin Coma

It’s the day after Thanksgiving – I hope everyone had their fair share of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, apple pie, pumpkin pie, coconut cream pie, banana cream pie, blueberry pie, pecan pie, peanut butter pie, or even a pizza pie (said in a heavy Italian accent) if that’s how you roll. It’s officially Black… Read more

Train the Same: Women Should Train Like Men

I’ll be honest:  I was thiiiiiiiiiiis close to taking a slight “blogcation” the rest of the week. I figured since I’ll be bit preoccupied with stuffing my face with anything I can get my hands on for the next 48 hours, that most people would be in the same mindset and not really give a… Read more

Where Does Unstable Surface Training Fit In? (Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee)

Q: I’ve frequently read that unstable surface training in a non rehabilitate setting isn’t of that much use, particularly due to the fact that the increased muscle recruitment doesn’t necessarily become functional in other athletic activities. Im curious where stir the pot comes into all this? I certainly get great anterior core recruitment but am… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Deadstart DB Row

Today’s guest post is brought to you by University of Washington strength coach, Dave Rak.  Many of  you may recall a handful of past posts that Dave has written for this site, and it’s always a pleasure on my end to welcome him back because, well, he’s freaking good! On top of being a former… Read more

So Your Shoulders Are Depressed (So Sad)

Despite the cheekiness nature of the title, you can relax: I’m not suggesting that your shoulders are “depressed” in the literal sense of the word. I mean, it’s not as if they just got word they contracted ebola or that their heart just got ripped out by some uppity bitch who left them for some… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: Day After Lisa’s B-Day Edition

You know how when you open up a magazine and read a interview of some random celebrity one of the questions that’s inevitably asked is “what’s your ideal day like?” I’m not gonna lie:  yesterday was that day for me. Granted it didn’t involve waking up in the French Riviera, lounging poolside eating a plate… Read more

Weightlifting For Everyone: How Anyone Can (Kinda) Olympic Lift and (Probably) Not Suck at It

Today is my girlfriend’s birthday.  And anyone who knows Lisa knows she looooooooves her birthday – to the point where it shouldn’t even be considered a birthDAY, but a birthWEEK. In any case we have a jam packed day today – a late breakfast, a tandem workout “date,” and then we’re heading to a fancy… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Supine Pallof (Belly) Press

I can hear the cacophony of groans now.  Agaaaaaaaaaain?  What the what Tony……another Pallof Press variation? Yeah, sorry.  But this one is really cool. And in case anyone reading right now is new to the site (welcome!) and has no idea what a Pallof Press even is – THIS should help get you squared away. Oh,… Read more