Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 11/17/17

I don’t know about everyone else, but I’m sooooo pumped for The Punisher on Netflix. Now, I wouldn’t say I grew up a big Punisher fan growing up (remember that Thomas Jane movie back in the late 90’s early 2000’s?), but I am a big fan of Jon Bernthal and was intrigued by his playing… Read more

What Youth Athletes Need To Get Better

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of strength coach Erica Suter. She discusses a topic that sometimes makes me want to throw my face into an ax: youth athletes and how they should train. FYI: I agree with everything she says in this post. It’s excellent. Full Disclosure: I’m an 80’s baby who suffers from childhood… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Skater Deadlift/Hip Hinge

I’m a huge fan of the single-leg deadlift (or hip hinge, if we wanted to be technical), and feel it’s an exercise that offers a bevy of benefits. However, as ubiquitous as the exercise is I do feel it’s a very advanced movement for people to master. Even for trainees with a fair amount of… Read more

Online Coaching Is NOT Easier

There’s a common theme I’ve seen gaining traction amongst fitness professionals of late – mostly from the young bucks out there, but from some experienced trainers too – stating something to the effect of “online or distance coaching is easy.” Easy? Easy. Pffffffft, riiiiiiggggghhhhtttt. Beating an eight year old in a game of H.O.R.S.E is… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 11/10/17

I’ve got a busy and exciting weekend coming up. First off I’m gonna head to the gym shortly after pressing “publish” on this post, go deadlift my face off, and follow-suit with my weekly visit to my favorite pizza place here in Boston – Upper Crust. Later on I’ll head to the airport to pick… Read more

The Unspoken Tenets of Strength Training

Full Disclosure: The title of today’s post implies I’m going to be discussing strength training. Jokes on you….I’m actually going to share my top 10 Instagram pics of my cat. KIDDING…the topic du jour is strength training. I’m just not going too deep down the rabbit hole. For that and if you really want to get into… Read more

Seeking a Strong MOFo

We need your help.   Strong MOFo (That’s You)…Apply Here Strong Man Over Forty Who’s “we? For the past year myself and Bryan Krahn (you know, the meathead writer guy with the bulldogs and the second best hair in the fitness industry have been meshing together ideas to curate what we believe to be the… Read more

Plan On Lifting or Squatting Something Heavy? Check Your Neck

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of frequent contributor, Dr. Nicholas Licameli. He covers a topic that’s sometimes controversial: Neck position when lifting heavy things. Some people play close attention to it (as they should), while others play it off as “no big deal” and point towards really strong people who seemingly have never had any issues… Read more