Addressing My Coaching Gaps

I am an imperfect coach. I don’t know everything and I don’t pretend to. One of the most admirable qualities I think any coach should possess is having a modicum of humbleness that acknowledges their “gaps.”   Some coaches are stellar at teaching the “big 3” but are unable to break down sprint mechanics. Others… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 10/20/17

Today’s a big day. 1) We’re taking Julian apple picking for the first time in his life. Cue cute baby pictures on Instagram at some point later today. 2) We’re paying off the rest of Lisa’s student loans which means we’re both now 100% debt free. Holla. This is actually something I may write about… Read more

Bottoms-Up Squat Patterning Is the Jam

I was livid. Not long ago I had a female client come in for an initial assessment and she divulged to me the previous coach she had worked with, in not so many words, inferred she was “dysfunctional” and that she’d likely never be able to perform a decent squat. What kind of BS is… Read more

Stuff That Works But People Think Doesn’t But It Does: Submaximal Training Edition

The movie The Bourne Identity, based off the novel of the same name written by Robert Ludlum, was released in the summer of 2002 and starred one Matt Damon. Up until that point Damon wasn’t a no-name actor. He was most recognized for his roles in Good Will Hunting, Rounders, The Rainmaker, and Ocean’s 11, to… Read more

Why You And I Need a Coach

It may come as a surprise to some reading, but I have a coach, someone who writes my programs and to whom I’m accountable towards. It’s one of the best things I have ever done. Likewise I have a number of coaches as clients myself, and I feel it’s one of the highest compliments I… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 10/13/17

Anyone see Blade Runner 2049 yet? I heard it’s amazing, which doesn’t surprise me considering the director, Denis Villeneuve, hasn’t made a bad movie yet (Prisoners, Sicario, Arrival). My movie watching prowess has been slacking of late due to the little nugget, but I think Lisa and I are going to try to make plans… Read more

The Unsexy, No BS Guide to Actually Getting Results

No bullshit. What follows is what most people, most of the time, probably outta concentrate on in order to see results with their health & fitness goals.   1. Stop Chasing Optimal. What’s the optimal number of days per week to train? What’s the optimal set and rep scheme to perform? What about optimal exercises… Read more

The Rotator Cuff and Boy Bands

Hey there. If you’re a human being reading this blog post it’s a safe bet you 1) have impeccable taste with regards to the strength coaches you choose to follow 2) have a pair of shoulders and 3) are likely interested in keeping them healthy and thus performing at a high level in the weight… Read more