Monthly Archives: August 2015

Stimulate or Annihilate Muscle: Which Is Better?

In the realm of fitness and strength & conditioning we’ve all heard the phrase: “You need to stimulate the muscle to grow, not annihilate it.” Photo Credit: Titanium Training I can’t say I disagree with the sentiment, albeit I do feel it’s a bit reductionist taken at face value. I mean, assuming someone isn’t injured or… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 8/28/15

I can’t believe we’re only a handful of days away until it’s September. SEPTEMBER! The good news is that Fall is my favorite time of year here in Boston…the leaves changing color, the crisp air, it officially becoming “I can wear sweat pants anywhere at any time (even at the dinner table) and no one… Read more

32 Random Thoughts On Training

A few days ago my good buddy, Mike Robertson, posted an article up on his blog titled 31 Random Training Thoughts. It was fantastic and you should take the time to read it. I liked the idea so figured I’d take some time today to toss my hat into the ring and showcase some of… Read more

Evidence Based vs. Anecdotal Experience vs. Transformers: Who’s Right and Who’s Wrong?

In one corner we have the evidence based coach who won’t let his or her client/athlete perform anything without a PubMed reference in hand. And at the other corner we have the coach who relies on anecdotal experience and feels just because it worked for his or her’s clients/athletes that it must apply to everyone else…. Read more

Training With Laxity: Tips and Advice From Someone Who’s Been There, Done That

I’m traveling back to Boston today after spending the weekend up in Edmonton with Dean Somerset teaching our Complete Shoulder & Hip Workshop. FYI: Future Dates: ST. LOUIS (September 26th-27th), CHICAGO (October 17th-18th), and LOS ANGELES (November 14-15th). It was an awesome two days and we were ecstatic to have the opportunity to share our… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 8/21/15

I’m traveling this weekend. To Edmonton, Alberta. That’s in Canada. It’s August, so I’m hopeful it’s not cold as balls. Wish me luck/I love you. Lets get to this week’s list of stuff to read. Cardio: Steady-State vs. HIIT vs. Just Lifting Weights – Jay Kali Another well-written, fair, informative piece on the benefits of… Read more

Fitness Consumer Choice: Why Pizza Hut Trumps Food Prep

I’m a nerd when it comes to the topic of behavioral economics. For those unaware of what it is (via Wikipedia): “Behavioral economics and the related field, behavioral finance, study the effects of psychological, social, cognitive, and emotional factors on the economic decisions of individuals and institutions and the consequences for market prices, returns, and… Read more

You Just Wait Till You’re My Age

Cue ornery Clint Eastwood voice… “You just wait till you’re my age. You won’t be training like that.” I was 25 at the time, and had just started working at my first “gig” in the fitness industry as a “Health & Wellness Specialist” at a corporate fitness center just outside Syracuse, NY. The company I… Read more