Monthly Archives: February 2016

Hybrid Jumping: More Efficient Than Your Prius

Today I have an excellent guest post from strength and conditioning coach, jump training specialist, and Director of Sports Performance at Reach Your Potential Training, Inc (www.igotrypt.com), Adam Feit. Adam’s new resource, Complete Jumps Training, is available starting today. Unlike most traditional jump training programs that tend to focus solely on sagittal plane exercises or… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 2/26/16

Before we dive into this week’s list: 1) Be sure to check out my updated speaking schedule HERE. Early bird rate still applies for mine and Dean Somerset’s workshop at Vigor Ground Fitness in Seattle at …..hint, hint, nudge, nudge. 2) Still haven’t tried Athletic Greens? What’s the dealo? Check THIS out for 50% of… Read more

5 Strategies for Healthy Shoulders

Unlike Dan John, I lack the ability to seemingly rattle off an array of quotable quotes with the frequency of a Donald Trump soundbite. That said, every now and then luck strikes and I chime in with gem like this: “Lifting weights isn’t supposed to tickle.” Photo Credit: Gregor Winter Muscles are going to get… Read more

The Most Important Metric of a Training Program Is…

[Cue EPIC drum roll here] First…lets first delve into what’s not important: Access to special, fancy schmancy equipment. Being anal about nutrient timing/intake. Posting a picture or video of every workout and every exercise you performed on Instagram. Following the programs elite lifters do. The whole BS notion that muscle confusion is a “thing.” And those… Read more

Trainer Critique Live 2: The Deadlift

I had an amazing time in NYC this past weekend. I was invited back by the crew at Mark Fisher Fitness to participate in round #2 of their Motivation and Movement Lab. I, along with Mark Fisher, Michael Keeler, Harold Gibbons, Michael Littig, Steven Ledbetter, Pete Dupuis, and Artemis Scantalides spoke over the course of… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 2/19/16

I’m heading to NYC this weekend to hang out with my boy Mark Fisher and his clan of unicorn loving ninjas. For those of you who live in New York it’s a wonderful place. Their tagline “Ridiculous Humans. Serious Fitness” is so on point. I mean, where else can you find people squatting, deadlifting, and… Read more

Common Mistakes With Shoulder Assessment

Assessment in the health and fitness setting can be tricky, and rife with numerous (common) mistakes some fitness professionals make. This is especially true when we start talking shoulders. Mistake #1: the shoulder isn’t just the shoulder.  As in: it’s not just one “thing.” We’re actually referring to a shoulder “complex” that’s, well, complex. The… Read more

3 Exercises You Won’t Believe Work As Well As They Do

If you’ve ever picked up a VHS off the shelf at Blockbuster—you still do that too, right?—you know that movies often aren’t what they appear to be at first glance. The Deer Hunter isn’t about hunting deer. The Neverending Story actually, you know, ends. There’s even a sequel. 50 Shades of Grey is not a… Read more