Monthly Archives: October 2017

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 10/13/17

Anyone see Blade Runner 2049 yet? I heard it’s amazing, which doesn’t surprise me considering the director, Denis Villeneuve, hasn’t made a bad movie yet (Prisoners, Sicario, Arrival). My movie watching prowess has been slacking of late due to the little nugget, but I think Lisa and I are going to try to make plans… Read more

The Unsexy, No BS Guide to Actually Getting Results

No bullshit. What follows is what most people, most of the time, probably outta concentrate on in order to see results with their health & fitness goals.   1. Stop Chasing Optimal. What’s the optimal number of days per week to train? What’s the optimal set and rep scheme to perform? What about optimal exercises… Read more

The Rotator Cuff and Boy Bands

Hey there. If you’re a human being reading this blog post it’s a safe bet you 1) have impeccable taste with regards to the strength coaches you choose to follow 2) have a pair of shoulders and 3) are likely interested in keeping them healthy and thus performing at a high level in the weight… Read more

4 Mistakes Women Make When Deadlifting

When friend and fellow Boston-based coach, Lana Sova, pitched an article shedding light on some common mistakes she see’s other women make with regards to deadlifting, it goes without saying she had me at deadlift. Lana’s a great coach and strong herself, boosting a 300+ lb deadlift. She knows a thing or two when it… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 10/6/17

It’s Lisa’s last day of work – wooooooooo hooooooooo. So proud of her and excited to watch her grow her private practice and consulting business. We’re too busy celebrating so I’ll just get right to business.   CHECK THIS STUFF OUT FIRST 1) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Boston The Complete Shoulder & Hip… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Standing Band Hip Thrust

They way I see it when your 8-month old is up most of the night coughing and battling his first cold, and you’re not really that inspired to write something “meaty,” there’s only one direction to take things: The glutification of glutes.   Standing Band Hip Thrust   Who Did I Steal It From: Who… Read more

Feelings vs. Facts: In Fitness It’s Important to Know the Difference

Feelings get in the way. Feelings make things weird. Especially when they hinder or cast a shadow over fact(s), making them less relevant or murky.   I’ll just come right out and say it: Feelings are a motherfucker. NOTE: “motherfucker” in this sense can be used interchangeably here: good or bad. “Did you just see… Read more

4 Things I Learned Shadowing Tony Gentilcore

One of the biggest honors for me is when other fitness professionals take time out of their schedule to come shadow me or observe what I do at CORE. Truthfully I don’t feel what I do on a day-to-day basis is altogether revolutionary or going to win me any Nobel prizes in coaching badassery. I… Read more