Monthly Archives: June 2015

4 Strength Goals For a Beautiful Body

I make no secret my disdain towards the mainstream media (magazines, newscasts, infomercials, pop culture, fads) and how it relays fitness information to women. Wait, what? You mean women can lift weights heavier than 3 lbs???? Photo Credit: Bobby Gallant Most of it – mind you, not all of it – is predicated on the… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work

I’m getting braces today. I don’t want to talk about it (except, you know, for blabbering on about it on the internet). But this is pretty much what I feel like is going to happen. Lisa had hers put on a little less than a year and a half ago, and had them taken off… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Bulgarian Split Squat to RDL

I’m always intrigued on why certain exercises are called what they’re called. Take the Turkish get-up for example. I understand there’s a bit more panache in naming the Turkish get-up the Turkish get-up than say, “hold a cannonball looking thingamajig in your hand and stand up,” but seriously: why is it called the Turkish get-up and… Read more

Twitter Math

People on the internet crack me up. Trolls in particular. Everyone is a tough guy (or girl) on the internet. The total lack of social filter or any semblance of decency seems to be non-existent when a select few sit behind their computer screens. It can best be exemplified in this example. Random guy to… Read more

Bootcamps: Not Just For Crushing People (and doing “stuff”)

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Cressey Sports Performance’s group fitness coordinator, George Kalantzis. Enjoy! Group training is becoming a staple in the fitness industry and people are trying all sorts of group classes to get their exercise fix in. People want and love group training, and when you can combine a great atmosphere with… Read more

You Down With GPP?

Everyone together: “Yeah you know me!” For those of you who picked up on the 90s hip-hop reference with today’s blog post, congrats…you’re cool. For those of you who have no idea, well, I encourage you to open up Pandora, Spotify, Slacker, or whatever your music streaming service of choice and look up Naughty by… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 6/5/15

Physical Preparation 101 – Mike Robertson The best coaches are the most efficient coaches. They’re able to assess their athletes/clients and “streamline” the program writing process. It doesn’t have to be like rocket science or solving long division. TODAY (6/5) is the last day to purchase this fantastic resource at a significant discount ($100 off the… Read more

Rotation Helps Improve SI Joint Pain: A Doctor Even Says So!

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Dr. Erika Mundinger, who’s presentation on how to deal with SI joint pain (specifically how ROTATION can help!) at The Fitness Summit a few weeks ago really impressed me. I asked if she’d be willing to help me out while I was away, and she was more than happy… Read more