How The Matrix Can Make You a Better Coach

It’s no secret I love movies. I always joke that if I weren’t a strength coach I’d try to finagle a way to watch movies for a living. I don’t know know how I’d make a living doing that, all I know is that it’s pretty much my life’s dream (outside of owning my own… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 1/5/18

Why hello everybody. I took a brief blogcation this past week because I was down in Dallas, TX visiting family (and eating copious amounts of carrot cake). It was cold as balls down there – in the 20’s, what the hell? – only to return to Boston two days ago to be met with even… Read more

Best Articles of 2017: Guest Posts

The blogcation continues. Today I’m going to highlight some of the best guest posts from this past year. Guest posts played a crucial role on the site in 2017. Having a kid, while one of the most rewarding things in my life, was also one of the most time-suckiest things too. For obvious reasons I… Read more

Best Articles of 2017: My Picks

Yesterday I linked to the articles that resonated most with my readers and received the most traffic on the site in 2017. You can check them out HERE. Today, however, I’m going to highlight MY picks. Because me, me, me, me, and me.   The Hardest Topic to Write About: Program Design Whether you’re a… Read more

Best Articles of 2017: Reader’s Picks

Well, that was fast. 2017 came and went. It was a tumultuous year in many ways – I think many of us are a little fatigued from the events of this past year – but on a personal level quite a profound one too. I mean, I became a dad. Despite the subsequent sleep deprivation… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 12/22/17

I’m sure I’m in the same camp as everyone else in that I’m scrambling to get some last minute Christmas shopping done. Speaking of which, now that we have a kid and this is his first Christmas, I think I can buy an X-Box, have Lisa open it as a present, and say it’s for… Read more

Business Advice For Trainers From Trainers

When I first started in this industry my business competence was pretty low. If you asked me what the term “overhead” was or what it meant to itemize business expenses I would have been like “say what again?” I’m still not someone I’d consider to have a lot of business pedigree, but I think I’ve… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: These 2 Brutal Core Exercises

Fair warning: the two exercises described below seem easy to perform and kinda give off the “huh, that’s it?” vibe. But trust me, they suck. They suck hard. Like, really suck. Okay, you get the point.   I’d like to preface this by saying I’m not a fan of the term “core training.” Some coaches… Read more