Monthly Archives: March 2017

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 3/17/17

Julian just went down for his morning nap, I don’t know how much time I have. Lets do this! STUFF TO CHECK OUT BEFORE THE OTHER STUFF 1. Just Announced Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Orlando Our Vancouver shindig in April sold out, but Dean and I have recently announced a stop in Orlando,… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: HBT Front Squat March

In my career as a strength coach I’ve worked with numerous athletes and non-athletes alike dealing with back pain. And while much of the time my initial “go to” exercises are things like the McGill curl-up, birddogs, deadbugs, and various planks I also recognize that, after awhile, some people would rather wash their face with… Read more

The Other Side of Coaching

Coaching. There’s a connotation that it’s all butterfly kisses, rainbows, wearing sweatpants to work and/or hoisting up a Lombardi Trophies. From a fitness pro’s perspective the sweatpants part is true, however the career is anything other than rainbows. It’s an arduous, drawn-out, paying your dues ass-kicking to be truthful. In today’s guest post by Texas… Read more

The Abdominal Rollout: Common Mistakes and Progressions

Having a newborn at home = I’ve been waking up on the wrong side of the bed lately. A lot. I’m cranky AF and my brain waves aren’t firing on all cylinders this morning so you can blame this lame introduction on that. Cool? Awesome. Lets discuss abs. Specifically, lets discuss one of the more… Read more

Sport Restrictive vs. Sport Specific Exercise: How to Avoid Damaging Our Athletes

Speed ladders, parachutes, BOSU balls…it’s all nauseating at times. There’s a time and place for all those things – I guess – but when they’re added to an athlete’s (especially young athlete’s) training repertoire I have to wonder if they’re in there because the coach feels it’ll make him or her better, or if it’s… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 3/10/17

No diggidy, no doubt. Lets do this. Copyright: urfingus / 123RF Stock Photo STUFF TO CHECK OUT BEFORE THE OTHER STUFF 1. Just Announced Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Orlando Our Vancouver shindig in April sold out, but Dean and I have recently announced a stop in Orlando, FL later this year, October 21-22nd… Read more

We Don’t Live in a Bubble

So stop training in one.   I’ve noticed a growing trend in recent months within the fitness community, and it’s something that really grinds my gears. It seems it’s become trendy or a “thing” for some (not all) people to avoid certain exercises – specifically, lifting appreciable weight – due to the stress it can cause…. Read more

“Squat Like a Girl”

I hate the term “girl push-up.” I hate the connotation it breeds; that girls are weak and that they should do these kind of push-ups instead (performed from the knees). Coaches who use it are 1) lazy and 2) are definitely worthy of the stink eye. But what about squats? Is there such a thing… Read more