Monthly Archives: July 2016

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work – 7/15/16

I’m off to Providence, RI today to attend the Perform Better Summit. So no foreplay this week. Lets jump straight to the good stuff… Dealing With Hamstring Injury – Mike Boyle This may be an older article written by Mike; I can’t tell, he’s written so many! Either way the take home message is clear:… Read more

Big Rock Cues That Work For Pretty Much Everyone

As I’ve gotten older I’ve learned to be more succinct in many facets of my life. – When I was 25 I’d consider it a travesty if I didn’t spend at least two hours in the gym. Now? A few “top sets” of my main movement, followed by an accessory movement to compliment that movement,… Read more

Podcast, Cats, and Jump Training, Oh My

It’s a beautiful, sunny day here in Boston so this one is going to be quick. 1. Here’s a Picture of My Cat. This was taken ten minutes ago, which demonstrates three things: I’m 100% certain I was a crazy cat woman in a past life. Who’s the beautiful, beautiful Princess? It is, in fact,… Read more

A Common Mistake People Make With Thoracic Extension

Thoracic (mid-back) extension is kind of a big deal. Without turning this into an anatomy lesson, t-spine extension is important for a variety of reasons. In no particular order: It’s what the mid-back (T1-T12) is designed to do.  However, due to the long hours many of us tend to accumulate at work and at home… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 7/8/16

In case you weren’t keeping track, there’s only three more weekends until Jason Bourne comes out. I can’t begin to explain how excited I am for this movie. It’s gotten to the point where every time I walk into a room I can’t help but yell out, “My god, it’s Jason Bourne.” It’s like a… Read more

Overcomplicating the Uncomplicated

The message conveyed in the following post is meant to come across as a little tongue-in-cheek and sarcastic. But here it goes anyways: We like to overcomplicate things. To say this, of course, comes with a degree of subjectivity, especially given the general vibe in today’s society. Given the current climate we live in with… Read more

Why Not Every Client Needs Perfect Form

Today’s post comes courtesy of Jonathan Hamilton-Potter, and it covers a topic I feel is an important one for many new and up-coming fitness professionals to consider. Heck, industry veterans too. And that is…being too strict with exercise technique. Enjoy. Why Not Every Client Needs Perfect Form My eyes narrowed in disgust as I scanned… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Barbell Rolling Squat

Hope everyone had a lovely July 4th weekend this past weekend. We sure did. Lisa and I were up in Maine – Pemaquid Point to be exact – for a wedding, and it was a stark reminder that it’s the perfect anecdote to the hustle and bustle of Boston. Having a few day’s reprieve from… Read more