Monthly Archives: July 2014

2 Quick Bench Press Fixes

Full disclosure:  I hate bench pressing. Not because I think it’s dangerous or anything. I’m just no good at at. By that token I also hate, in no particular order: 1. Salsa dancing 2. Driving stick shift 3. Chess 4. Talking about feelings Well, maybe I’m not giving myself enough credit. My best bench press… Read more

Register Now for the 3rd Annual Cressey Sports Performance Fall Seminar!

I’m psyched to announce that on Sunday, September 28, we’ll be hosting our third annual fall seminar at Cressey Sports Performance.  As was the case with our extremely popular fall event over the past two years, this event will showcase both the great staff we’re fortunate to have as part of our team.  Also like… Read more

What’s Wrong With Female Fitness?

I love fitness and I love the fitness industry. Fitness has always been a part of my life. Photo Credit: Bobby Gallant Ever since my parents (er, I mean, Santa…wink, wink) got me my first weight training set when I was 13 – you know, one of those benches with the leg extension/leg curl attachment… Read more

Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday: Catching Up

I haven’t done one of these in forever, and boy oh boy do we have a lot of catching up to do! 1.  First and foremost, as I’m tapping away on my keyboard this very moment there’s only 507 days, 17 hours, and 18 minutes until the premiere of Star Wars Episode VII. If you… Read more

A Woman’s Journey of Strength: How Lifting Changed My Life Forever

Note from TG: Today I have a special weekend edition post from fitness & lifestyle coach, and writer, Neghar Fonooni.  Neghar was someone I featured on my “go to” female resources last week and she’s also the wife of my good friend, John Romaniello, which basically makes them the fitness equivalent of Beyonce and Jay-Z…. Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 7/25/14

Going to keep this short and sweet today, because 1) I’m itching to get to the gym to conquer some squats (squats = gainz!) and 2) I’ve got a few deadlines this afternoon I need to meet.  Also 3) #myeditorsaregoingtokillme Oh, and just a heads up to everyone checking in today.  I rarely do this… Read more

Carbohydrate Rotation Revamped

Note from TG:  I’ve said it before and I’m sure I’ll say it again: Han shot first I don’t post nearly enough nutrition related topics on this site as I should. Truth be told my approach to nutrition is simple, self explanatory, and mirrors that of the Jen Sinkler school of thought.  Which is: don’t… Read more

Confessions of an Introverted Strength Coach – Part II

Photo Credit: seaternity  Oops, one day late.  My bad. In part I of Confessions of an Introverted Strength Coach I discussed some of the misconceptions of what it actually means to be an introvert and then dissected some of the characteristics separating introverts from extroverts. I also linked to a simple test you can take… Read more