Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 5/12/17

Remember last week when I said I was going to switch gears and start doing this series earlier in the week rather than Friday? Yeah, that was dumb. We’re back to Fridays.   Check This Stuff Out First 1) Strong Body-Strong Mind – Toronto Last year Lisa and I had the privilege of presenting together in… Read more

2-KB Front Squat: A Simple Looking Exercise That’s Anything But

Being a “good” coach and writing effective training programs isn’t about inserting the most demanding or most obnoxious looking exercises for your athletes & clients. Peruse social media and you’ll inevitably come across any number of fit pros vying for everyone’s attention with elaborate looking exercises ranging from Quasi-isometric deadlifts vs. chains (from a deficit… Read more

My Go To Mid-Back Mobility Drills

Mid-back (or T-spine) mobility drills are one of those things that, much like bacon, Jason Bourne movies, or LOLCat memes, most people just can’t get enough of.   At this point I don’t think I need to belabor why t-spine mobility is a kind of important. But if I had to give a quick 10-second elevator… Read more

If You Want to Improve, You’re Going to Have to Deal With Some Shit

Today’s guest post comes from regular contributor, Justin Kompf. It’s a personal story, but a story many of you reading will either appreciate or commiserate with. I hope the former.   If You Want to Improve, You’re Going to Have to Deal With Some Shit There was once a young man who was enrolled at… Read more

Dumbbells Are Better Than Barbells For Pec Development: There, I Said It

This post is about training the pecs. Sha-ZAM.   Full disclosure, I was going to use this picture as the main image for today’s article: Copyright: wrangel / 123RF Stock Photo However: 1. This guy’s pecs weren’t “pecy” enough. 2. Yellow peppers are gross. Every dude who lifts weights wants an impressive, well-defined chest. For… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 5/2/17

For the past, well, I don’t know how long I’ve posted my “Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work” post every Friday. This past Friday I did not post it. As a result the internet shut down. Okay, it didn’t…but it did feel weird not to post it. And while I’d like to sit… Read more

MASS Appeal: Greg Nuckols and Monthly Applications in Strength Sport

Greg Nuckols was nice enough to stop by and talk shop about MASS – Monthly Application in Strength Sport – his new monthly resource that just became available today. An athlete or coach who knows and truly understands the latest research has a huge advantage over his or her’s competitors. MASS is a shortcut that earmarks… Read more

The Hardest Topic to Write About: Program Design

There aren’t many topics harder to write about than program design. I mean, I guess we can make a case for Biomolecular Feedback Systems or the intricacies of Mass Spectrometry, but in my neck of the woods – health/fitness & increasing people’s general level of badassery – program design can be (and often is) an… Read more