Monthly Archives: June 2017

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: Complete Shoulder and Hip Blueprint Is On Sale Edition

Hey-o, guess what? My flagship resource, Complete Shoulder and Hip Blueprint is on sale, like right now, for the first time ever, at 50% off the original price. Why?   1. My (business) partner-in-crime, Dean Somerset, is Canadian and we figured it would be a nice way to celebrate our respective country’s Independence Day. Unity is… Read more

How to Guarantee You’ll Have a Hard Time Getting Clients Results

If you train people for a living, read this.   1. Don’t Guarantee Results It’s seems counterintuitive, borderline asinine, not to guarantee your clients results, right? I mean, what the hell are they hiring you for? HINT: It’s not to trade baseball cards or tickle fights. I had a new client come in last week… Read more

Fitness Industry Survival Tips

Surviving in the fitness industry is tough. Now, granted, this isn’t The Revenant…we don’t need to worry about wrestling grizzly bears or anything. But it is pretty cut-throat out there and the one’s who “survive,” and do well, are the ones who can separate themselves from the masses. Today’s guest post by strength coach Travis… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 6/23/17

Lots of things to get to, so lets jump right into it.   CHECK THIS STUFF OUT FIRST (IT’S MOSTLY ABOUT ME) 1. Strong Body-Strong Mind – Boston I’m really excited to announce the Strong Body-Strong Mind Workshop, coming to Boston (finally!) later this summer. The idea is simple: there’s a corner in the industry… Read more

How to Train Around a Groin Strain

Groin strains can be a stubborn son-of-a-bitch. Once you have one, it’s one of those pesky injuries that never really seems to go away. In today’s guest post by strength coach and physical therapist, Sam Spinelli, he breaks down some common ways to resolve the issue. Awesome stuff.    How to Train Around a Groin… Read more

Deadlifts Are Only Dangerous Because You’re Unable to Coach Them

I doubt there’s any more dichotomous exercise in existence than the deadlift. Those who like it, really like it. Those who hate it, really hate it.   On the “Like It” side of the fence are powerlifters, people who like to lift heavy things, Gandalf, and otherwise those who view it as a basic movement… Read more

Recent Appearance on StrongCast Radio

If you’re like me, you hate listening to the sound of your own voice. For me it ranks somewhere between nails scratching a chalkboard and a whale passing a kidney stone. Not pleasant. Which is to say: I get invited onto a number of podcasts each month to talk about training, deadlifts, and LOLcats, and… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Serratus Punch

Got a cool exercise for you today: the Serratus Punch.   NOTE: Actual exercise not pictured. More power to you if you want to pull it off though. I mean, it does work the serratus…;O) But First – A Rookie Parenting Mistake It was a consortium of errors this past weekend. Lisa and I were supposed… Read more