Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 8/3/17

Hey, hey, hey it’s Friday. I’m excited because Lisa and I are hosting our Strong Body-Strong Mind workshop here in Boston tomorrow and we’re expecting 30 fitness pros to attend and get their nerd on discussing things like the Transtheorhetical Model of Change, intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivation, how to build competency & autonomy, and, you… Read more

Why I Love These 2 Simple Cues to Clean Up the Front Squat

There was a time in my training career when I despised front squats. I hated them in fact. They never felt good.   But when does any form of squatting feel “good?” I mean, that’s the last adjective I’d use to describe them. A back massage feels good. Hitting a walk-off home-run feels good. Hell,… Read more

A Look Behind the Curtain: The Line and Relationships We Have With Clients

In today’s guest post by Shane McLean he touches on a topic that affects every fitness professional: the “line” or boundary that exists between trainer and client. What the boundary is and how far a coach/trainer is willing to go to cross it is every individual’s personal choice. It’s an important topic and I’m glad… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Viking Chest Supported Row

SPOILER ALERT: There are no actual Vikings involved in this post or with the execution of this exercise. Sorry. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t up the general level of badassery of this post by including a picture of a Viking.   A few weeks ago I watched a video a friend of mine, Luka… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 7/28/17

I have a sleeping baby on hand so no time for wordsmithery and introductory foreplay this morning. Lets get right into things. Oh, wait: blog topics. Anyone have any suggestions? I need help. Okay, lets get right into things.   CHECK THIS STUFF OUT FIRST 1. Strong Body-Strong Mind – Boston Next weekend, Saturday, August… Read more

The Hardest Thing for Clients to Adopt: Rest Periods

When my wife and I first started dating there’s one thing I used to do that used to drive her crazy. It didn’t involve placement of the toilet seat. I put that shit down like a champion. And it didn’t involve my use of colorful language; she’s equally as potty mouthy as me. In hindsight… Read more

Hip Hinge 2.0

In today’s guest post by strength coaches and physical therapists, Sam Spinelli and Jason LePage, they break down the hip hinge from beginner level to more advanced iterations. Ain’t no party like a hip hinge party. Enjoy. Hip Hinge 2.0 Your hips have a powerhouse of potential for performance. In the realm of athletics hip… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 7/21/17

There was a giant leap last night. Lisa had to go away to NYC yesterday, which meant last night was the first night in Julian’s life mommy wasn’t under the same roof. We had a blast. We ran around the apartment with scissors, visited the asbestos factory, took shots of Nyquil. It was awesome. Note… Read more