Low Back Pain: Habitual Movement Can Have Greater Influence Over Intentional Exercise

We’ve all seen the statistic: 80% of the population will experience low back pain in their lifetime. Back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide. Americans spend upwards of $50 billion per year on back pain. Back pain is the nemesis of all ninjas. The struggle is real folks. Given how pandemic the… Read more

2 Drills For Easy Access to Shoulder Health

Anyone who’s spent any significant time in the weight room knows how vulnerable the shoulders are to injury. This isn’t to downplay other areas of the body prone to nefariousness like the lower back or knees. Let’s be clear: those deserve some shade thrown their way too. Rather, it’s just to point out that, for… Read more

A Warmup You’ll Actually Do and Makes Sense

I had an amazing time in the DC area this past weekend presenting and catching up with friends and colleagues. Today is all about playing catch up: emails, writing programs, and of course spending some quality time with family. I’ve got some good blog posts percolating in my head and hope to do a massive… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 4/20/18

I have to apologize my dear readers, I feel like an abject failure of late. Not for anything serious like failing to remember my wedding anniversary or for misusing the Oxford comma. No, I’m a failure for failing to keep up with writing content for this site of late. I know I shouldn’t beat myself… Read more

Sleep and Training: The Ultimate Balancing Act

Whenever a client or athlete grows frustrated from their lack of progress in the gym it can almost always be attributed to sleep…or lack thereof. I often say the best “supplement” you can invest in isn’t protein powder, pre-work energy drinks, or something like Acai Boost, but rather… …a solid night’s sleep. Today’s guest post… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 4/13/18

It’s Friday. Lets get right to it. BUT FIRST…CHECK THIS STUFF OUT 1. Coaching Competency: DC Spots are still available for my Coaching Competency workshop in Sterling, VA next weekend. For $129 you get to hang out with me for seven hours, talk about assessment, program design, deadlifts, and LOLCat memes. This event has been approved… Read more

How to Curate A Winning Gym Culture

What separates good gyms or trainers from the mediocre ones? Some would make the case it’s a certain style of training, access to state-of-the-art equipment or amenities, the results someone is able to achieve with their clients/athletes, or even their knowledge on topics like anatomy, assessment, program design, or, I don’t know, long division. Don’t… Read more

Everything In Moderation Makes You Mediocre At Everything

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of TG.com regular, Dr. Nicholas Licameli.  Nick normally writes about stuff like how not to eff up your shoulders during a bench press or how to address your low back pain when you sit in front of a desk all day. Today, however, he’s throwing us a curveball and discussing… Read more