Monthly Archives: September 2017

Peak Perform University

I remember one of my first trips into NYC was back in 2006. I tagged along with Eric (Cressey) – we were roommates at the time – and Mike Robertson as they were putting on and filming their Building the Efficient Athlete workshop. The event took place at PEAK Performance which was right smack dab in the… Read more

Fitness Limbo and How a Penny Can Add Perspective

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of regular contributor and San Antonio based personal trainer, Jonathan Acosta. The fitness industry is rife with people who use hyperbole, quick fixes, and instant gratification tactics to “woo” other people into their web of deceit and mindfuckery. Whether one’s goal is fat-loss, muscle gain, or to have a pecs… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 9/8/17

To everyone down in Florida (and other possible affected areas in Irma’s path)….be safe this weekend. CHECK THIS STUFF OUT FIRST 1) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Orlando & Boston ** Obviously with Irma kicking on Florida’s door this weekend, this event may be postponed. As of now we’re still good to go, but… Read more

3 Ways to Improve Your Deadlift Without Deadlifting

For the sake of brevity, this post assumes you can perform a deadlift – trap bar, straight bar, bag of groceries of the ground, person, whatever – without shitting your spine. If you can’t, go seek out a reputable fitness professional – or Google it – to show you how. Much like if someone wants… Read more

Strength Training, Pregnancy, and Motherhood

My wife gave birth to our son, Julian, seven months ago. She continued to strength train during her pregnancy and has continued to do so since. During that time she, along with every other woman who has gone through the joyous albeit intricate and painstakingly “what the **** did we do?” reality check that is having… Read more

Breaking Muscle Podcast: Deadlifts, F-Bombs, and Authentic Weirdness

I hope everyone is enjoying their Labor Day weekend, and more specifically their Labor Day. I’m taking it easy today hanging with the family and catching up on life: Trader Joe’s, laundry, and Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Netflix. It’s amazing. I wanted to share with you a recent podcast I recorded on Breaking Muscle…. Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 9/1/17

Wow, I can’t believe we’re in the ‘bers’ already. It’s September 1st and, right on cue, it’s a bit cold this morning in New England. I’m wearing sweatpants as I type this and am half temped to go grab a skullie (hat) out of the closet. Alright, I don’t want to be one of those… Read more