Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 6/1/18

I’m in Vancouver for the weekend doing a pair of workshops. One at Equinox for a crew of trainers and one in nearby Victoria for a two-day assessment, program design, deadlifting, cat meme extravaganza It’s lovely here. And the people are lovely too. I was at Equinox yesterday to get a quick lift in after… Read more

5 Quick Tips to Increase Strength

There are no “hacks” to getting strong. I’m a firm believer you get out of it what you put in. It’s hard, and it takes a lot of hard work; oftentimes over the course of several years. That said, below are a few “quick” tips that can help expedite the process. Admittedly there’s nothing profound… Read more

All About Recovery

I always like to say the progress you make in the gym are the direct result of how well you allow yourself to recover. As counterintuitive as it sounds you break muscle down in the gym, and it’s the time away from deadlifts, squats, and daily WODs that your body recovers and bounces back stronger… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 5/25/18

It’s Memorial Day weekend. Thanks to those who have had loved ones, friends, or colleagues serve and make the ultimate sacrifice. And, thanks you everyone currently serving. No witty intro this week, lets get right to it. BUT FIRST…CHECK THIS STUFF OUT 1. Even More Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Dates/Locations Announced Dean Somerset and I… Read more

The One Thing That Annoys Me Most About the Fitness Industry

I consider myself a fairly even keeled guy. I try not to sweat the details nor to come across as someone who complains or argues about trivial things such as traffic, the weather, low bar vs. high bar back squats, LCHF diets vs. any other diet equated for protein and total calories, or which is… Read more

4 Exercises to Strengthen Your Core and How to Program Them For Lower Back Pain

Raise your hand if you watched The Royal Wedding this weekend. *raises hand* But I only tuned in because Julian was up so early Saturday morning and there was nothing else to watch. Yeah, yeah….that’s it. Anyway, I’ve got an excellent guest post for you today from Florida based trainer William Richards covering a topic… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 5/18/18

My wife is currently in Florida enjoying her first “mommy-free” weekend since Julian was born. It’s a well-deserved getaway and I am so happy for her. For our part Julian and I are having a blast too. We toured the Asbestos Factory yesterday and we spent all morning this morning running around with scissors. Man,… Read more

3 Reasons You Need More Front Squats In Your Life

Front squats are like kittens. You need more of them in your life.   Now, before people reach for their pitch forks, or, I don’t know, call their local IPF director to blacklist me, let me be clear: this is not an attempt or diatribe to dissuade anyone from back squatting. I like back squats…. Read more