Monthly Archives: July 2015

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 7/17/15

Only two weeks left until the Elite Training Workshop – Boston is held on Saturday, August 1st. [Can you believe it’s almost August?] 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 set up in… Read more

Feed the Dysfunction: A Simple Squat Fix

A few months ago I wrote about my experience participating in the Functional Movement Screen. I spent an entire weekend (something like 20 contact hours) completing both module I and II. I didn’t get a t-shirt, but it was an awesome learning experience nonetheless. You can read all about it HERE. One of the chief… Read more

The Difference Between External and Internal Impingement of the Shoulder

Shoulder impingement. Not to play the hoity toity Jonny Raincloud card, but the words themselves – shoulder impingement – is a garbage term. It doesn’t really mean anything. To one degree or another your shoulder is always being “impinged.” So when you or your trainer or someone with more letters next to their name (or… Read more

Reflecting On Eight Years of Cressey Sports Performance

“Hey dude, wanna open up a gym?” I had come home from a full day of training clients at SportsClub/LA (a former fancy pants high-end health & fitness club that was bought out by Equinox not too long ago) when Eric peeked his head through the doorway, plate of egg whites in hand, and said… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 7/10/15

I wanted to keep all of you reading abreast on some upcoming events I’m involved in you may be interested in. First up: I wanted to take a few moments to highlight a few things coming up on my speaking itinerary that many of you may be interested in.   1. Elite Training Workshop –… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Hover Deadlift

Anyone who’s read this site for any length of time knows I have an affinity for several things: 1. Matt Damon 2. LOLCats 3. Beef Jerky 4. Star Wars. 5. Deadlifts With regards to strength and conditioning there’s probably no one topic I’ve written about more than the deadlift. And, as it happens, I’m currently… Read more

Squeezing Oranges With Tony Gentilcore

Photo Credit: Karrie Smith I had the pleasure of being invited onto the Side Quest Fitness Podcast (the unofficial podcast of Fitocracy) recently with Rob Farlow, and I wanted to toss the link everyone’s way in case 1) you’re super bored at work today and needed a dose of “Tony Time” to help pass time or… Read more

The 5 Worst Types of Trainers

I’ve been on a bit of a “ranty” mission lately with some of my blog posts and it seems it’s spilled over to my article writing as well. With my latest article on I discuss some of the attributes and characteristics I feel make for the worst type of trainer(s). Granted, anyone could write… Read more