Monthly Archives: April 2015

How to Choose a Good Group Class

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Cressey Sports Performance’s group fitness coordinator, George Kalantzis. Enjoy! The fitness industry is changing. Terms like boot camp, body pump, zumba, and much more are watering down the quality of group training. Case in Point: Bootcamp Pilates From an upper management point of view, it makes sense to clone… Read more

Movie Review: Ex Machina

Ex Machina is considered a futuristic Sci-Fi movie, but I’d argue it’s about as non-futuristic a Sci-Fi movie as you’re ever going to see. I forget where I read it originally, but I believe the director and writer of the movie, Alex Garland, stated in an interview recently that the movie takes place “10 minutes… Read more

How To Build Success In Your Training

Ask 99 out 100 people what’s their “marker” for success in the weight room and they’re likely to say something related to how much weight is on the bar. “If the bar’s not bendin, you’re pretendin.” Or something to that effect. Photo Credit: Greg Urquhart I can’t disagree with that logic. If someone is lifting… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: I Survived Mark Fisher Fitness Edition

What a bonkers weekend. I had the amazing opportunity of being invited down to NYC this past weekend to speak at the first Motivation & Movement Lab hosted by Mark Fisher Fitness. The picture above was a group photo I happened to snake myself into during their POP (Pants Optional Party) on Saturday night. A… Read more

Defending Spinal Flexion: It’s Not Always the Evil Step-Child We Make It Out to Be

No offense to my future wife (t-minus 37 days until the big day), one of the greatest days of my life was the day I got my first Atari 2600 My game of choice: Defender. The premise was/is simple: your planet is under invasion by waves of aliens and it’s your mission to “defend” it,… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: KB Goblet Squat w/ Lowering

It’s hard to imagine a more versatile and “user friendly” exercise than the Goblet squat. I think we should collectively pass it into law that anytime anyone in the fitness industry crosses paths with Dan John, he or she is obligated to give him a high-five for popularizing it. Or buy him a steak. His… Read more

Categories of (Fitness) Learning: Not Everyone Is Skynet

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of DC-based Equinox trainer, Kevin Mullins. Kevin attended mine and Dean Somerset’s DC Workshop last Fall, and I found him to be a pretty switched on guy. Plus, it’s obvious he as impeccable taste in the blogs he reads and the workshops he attends. Enjoy! There is a lot of… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 4/17/15

A quick heads-up before I toss this week’s list your way. We’re excited to announce that Cressey Sports Performance will be hosting an upcoming 1-Day seminar with Alex Viada titled An Introduction to Applied Hybrid Training Methodology on June 28, 2015. Alex is the owner of Complete Human Performance and author of The Hybrid Athlete…. Read more