Monthly Archives: January 2016

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 1/15/16

A few things before I defer you to this week’s list of stuff to read. 1) Fargo. Not the city, the show.  It’s amazing. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been to Fargo and it (and the people) is lovely….but the show is rocking my world right now. If it weren’t weird (and impossible) I’d totally… Read more

Are Compound Movements Actually Making You Stronger?

Understandably, the title of this post suggests some nefarious agenda where my goal is to spend the next few minutes explaining why we’ve had it all wrong the entire time. Photo Credit: Elitefts “You mean to tell us, Tony, there’s a chance compound movements don’t make people stronger?” “What’s next: telling us water isn’t wet,… Read more

Doing Your Time: The Value of a Good Strength and Conditioning Internship

I never quite understand the infatuation some fitness professionals have with telling the world how much they’re “grinding” or hustling.” As if to imply their work ethic deserves more praise than the thousands of other coaches and trainers getting up early to, you know, go to work. What’s more, those who continuously gloat about their… Read more

Earn Your Worth: Appearance on the Super Strength Show

I was up late last night watching football the Golden Globe awards. I’m a movie nerd, so I get all jazzed up watching every year and try to play along to see whom I think will win. The Revenant – starring Leonardo DiCaprio – crushed. It won Best Actor (for Leo), Best Picture (drama), and… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: Kicking Off 2016

It feels so weird to be typing the numbers “2016” doesn’t it? Time truly does fly. This year will mark a full decade living in Boston for me. In that time I’ve survived living with Eric Cressey, helped co-found Cressey Sports Performance, never used the phrase “wicked pissah” once in a sentence, and have had… Read more

Intensity = Lift More Weight NOT Lift Weight More

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of strength coach, nutritionist, and researcher, Mike Sheridan. Mike’s written for this site before. His article Is Running Natural? was a big hit and sparked some friendly debate. This time around he cracks the whip on what the term “intensity” really means. Enjoy! Intensity = Lift More Weight NOT Lift… Read more

Layering the Kettlebell Swing

The kettlebell swing offers many benefits and can be utilized in many ways. It’s a fantastic modality to train explosiveness and power (especially as a more “user friendly” alternative to Olympic lifting), it’s a back saver in that 1) when it’s performed correctly it helps to dissociate hip movement from lumbar movement (it’s all about… Read more

The Pros and Cons of Percentage Based Training

Structuring training programs off of pre-set percentages has it’s advantages and disadvantages. For some it provides accountability, structure, a sense of built-in auto-regulation, and I’m pretty sure I read somewhere it increases the likelihood members of the opposite sex will want to hang out with you by 413%. Don’t argue, it’s science. For others, percentage based… Read more