Monthly Archives: June 2016

Turkish Get-Up Tip: Vertical Knee

The Turkish Get-Up. Some people love them. I mean, really love them.   And others are indifferent maybe even skeptical. I know some strength coaches who view them as a valued asset to their programs, providing insight on their athlete’s movement quality as well as highlighting any “weak links” that may exist. And I know… Read more

Deadlift and Chill: Appearance on the Fit Info Club Podcast

Guy Bortz was kind enough to invite back onto his show for a second time this past week, and the link is now live. I know there are a lot of fitness podcasts out there jockeying for your attention, but Guy is building quite the empire with the guests he’s been able to line up:… Read more

The Difference Between Good and Bad Stiffness

Get your mind out of the gutter, I’m talking about muscles here. Having “tight” or “stiff” muscles is often viewed as a bad thing. Not Jillian Michaels trying to teach a kettlebell swing bad, but bad nonetheless. And, truth be told, it can be. When someone presents with a (true) muscular length limitation there are… Read more

The Secret to Getting Good At Anything

I’m not a good writer. In fact, I don’t consider myself a “writer” in the first place. I’m a strength coach who happens to have the ability to write sentences that don’t suck. Sometimes back to back; and sometimes including the proper usage of the semicolon. Full Disclosure: I don’t even know if I used… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 6/10/16

REMINDER: Strong Body-Strong Mind Workshop – Austin, TX (Saturday, June 18th) Hey fitness pros/fitness enthusiasts in the AUSTIN, TX area. I’ll be down there next weekend (Saturday, June 18th) – along with my wife, Dr. Lisa Lewis – for our inaugural Strong Body-Strong Mind Workshop. Topics covered include: 1. The Art of Coaching & Behavior… Read more

Disfluency and Why It Can Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals

In the Spring of ’96 I made my first collegiate start as a pitcher. I was playing for Onondaga Community College out of Syracuse, NY, and we were down in Florida for our annual Spring Training trip. Can you find me? Not only was it the first time I saw green grass in several months… Read more

Stronger Back = Better Everything

What’s more impressive or baller than a muscular, strong-looking backside? Any Joe Schmo can walk around with decent sized biceps or a six-pack that would make Tyler Durden jealous. Walk into any commercial gym and you’ll see both. However, it’s a bit of a rarer occurrence to see someone with an impressive upper back. Not… Read more

Porcelain Post: Exercise Variety

NOTE: the term “Porcelain Post” was invented by Brian Patrick Murphy and Pete Dupuis. Without getting into the specifics, it describes a post that can be read in the same time it takes you to go #2. Huh, I guess that was more specific than I thought. Enjoy. Know what I say about exercise variety?… Read more