Box Jumps: You’re Not Jumping as High as You Think You Are. And, You’re Doing Them Wrong

Thump, thud, thump, thud. “What’s that noise?” I thought to myself. “Thor whacking people’s faces with Mjolnir or a T-Rex break dancing to It Takes Two.” I turn the corner….”please let it be a T-Rex. PLEASE!” Nope, just some asshat performing box jumps.   Now, before anyone gets their panties in a tissy….I am not… Read more

3 Tips to Make Your Bootcamps More Enjoyable and Badass

I personally hate the term bootcamp as the connotation is that all participants are there to get yelled and screamed at and otherwise Full Metal Jacketed for an hour.  I find those instructors who rely on the drill sergeant approach tend to be compensating for a lack of differentiating their ass from their acetabulum  In today’s… Read more

Coaching With Unconditional Positive Regard

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of central NY based strength coach, Justin Kompf. Justin’s written several guest posts for this site and I always appreciate his contributions. Today’s post is one that every coach should read. We may feel some athletes are “dogging” their workouts and get mad, and we may not like every client… Read more

The Pros and Cons of Online Training

I started utilizing distance coaching back in 2005 before “distance coaching” was a thing. Hell, Facebook was barely a thing at that point in time, but I managed to survive. Come to think of it I didn’t get my first cell phone or laptop until 2006, so it’s any wonder how I was able to… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 2/17/17

Another week down. Lets get right to it. Stuff to Check Out Before the Other Stuff 1. 2 Workshops Coming Up Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Vancouver, April 1-2nd. Dean Somerset and I will be in Vancouver that weekend to talk shoulders and hips and to start a tickle fight. For more information and to… Read more

Porcelain Post: The Birddog Exercise: Please, Start Coaching It Right

NOTE: the term “Porcelain Post” first came to fruition last year between Brian Patrick Murphy and Pete Dupuis. Without getting into the specifics, it describes a post that can be read in the same time it takes you to go #2. Huh, I guess that was more specific than I thought. Enjoy.   The Birddog Exercise:… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: 1-Legged Glute Bridge Floor Press

Happy Valentine’s Day everybody. This is mine and Lisa’s first V-day as parents (two weeks in). Her Mom is in town this week helping out with our little guy, and this is the sort of dichotomy is going down. I went to BU to get a quick lift in, and Lisa headed down to Newbury… Read more

The Humble Goblet Squat

Last week I broke down one of my favorite variations to teach the squat to beginners. I was expecting some blow-back because I had the audacity, nay, the cojones, to not mention the Goblet squat. Of course, I love the Goblet squat. As you should too. It’s a wonderful little exercise that serves as a… Read more