Monthly Archives: July 2015

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 7/31/15

Before we dive into this week’s list I wanted to say “thank you” to everyone who chimed in with their kind words and internet high-fives over my Vogue Magazine story the other day. It was nice to know I wasn’t too off-base with my thinking and that many of you felt the same level of… Read more

Hey Vogue Magazine, Thanks For Setting Women’s Fitness Back A Few Decades

My wife is angry at you Vogue. And so am I. Photo Credit: Derrick Harvin The other night as I plopped down on the couch after a long day at the gym to say hello to Lisa and to catch up on her day, she chuckled and said, “oh boy, do I have something to… Read more

How Lifters Can Unleash Athletic Power

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of strength coach and writer Eric Bach. Eric’s a coach I respect a lot and someone who’s consistently pumping out quality content. His new resource, The Four Week Power Primer, is on sale starting TODAY. Photo Credit: E. Zouboulis How Lifters Can Unleash Athletic Power What You’ll Learn – Raw… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 7/24/15

Only ONE week left until the Elite Training Workshop – Boston is held on Saturday, August 1st, featuring myself, Mike Reinold, Artemis Scantalides, and Ryan Ketchum. I’m really excited for this event and think it’s going to be a awesome experience for those who attend. The line-up is pretty rad and the flow of the day is… Read more

Registration Now Open for the 4th Annual Cressey Sports Performance Fall Seminar

It’s that time of year. Sorry, but it’s a little early for Christmas. And no, it’s not that time of year where I put on full movie quality Chewbacca costume and perform an entire deadlift session like a boss. It’s time to sign up for the annual Cressey Sports Performance Fall Seminar. We’re very excited… Read more

Why Gym Culture Is So Important

You’ve heard me mention it before, but it bears repeating: what I feel separates a good gym from a great gym is the notion of CULTURE. There are a thousand and one gyms out there who hire the best trainers/coaches, have access to every piece of training equipment you could ever ask for, offer competitive… Read more

When To Progress an Exercise: Muscle Confusion is Wack

“How do you know when to progress an exercise whether it be increasing load or implementing a different exercise altogether?” Photo Credit: EliteFTS This is a question I receive a lot from other trainers and coaches, as well as many of the athletes and clients I work with on a daily basis. And to be… Read more

Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday: Perform Better, Strength Pyramids, and Voltron

It’s been a few months since I’ve done one of these so lets jump right to it. 1. If you’re a fitness professional (or someone who likes to geek out and rub elbows with some of the industry’s biggest names and/or stalk Dan John) why haven’t you attended a Perform Better event yet? This past… Read more