How to Train Around a Groin Strain

Groin strains can be a stubborn son-of-a-bitch. Once you have one, it’s one of those pesky injuries that never really seems to go away. In today’s guest post by strength coach and physical therapist, Sam Spinelli, he breaks down some common ways to resolve the issue. Awesome stuff.    How to Train Around a Groin… Read more

Deadlifts Are Only Dangerous Because You’re Unable to Coach Them

I doubt there’s any more dichotomous exercise in existence than the deadlift. Those who like it, really like it. Those who hate it, really hate it.   On the “Like It” side of the fence are powerlifters, people who like to lift heavy things, Gandalf, and otherwise those who view it as a basic movement… Read more

Recent Appearance on StrongCast Radio

If you’re like me, you hate listening to the sound of your own voice. For me it ranks somewhere between nails scratching a chalkboard and a whale passing a kidney stone. Not pleasant. Which is to say: I get invited onto a number of podcasts each month to talk about training, deadlifts, and LOLcats, and… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Serratus Punch

Got a cool exercise for you today: the Serratus Punch.   NOTE: Actual exercise not pictured. More power to you if you want to pull it off though. I mean, it does work the serratus…;O) But First – A Rookie Parenting Mistake It was a consortium of errors this past weekend. Lisa and I were supposed… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 6/16/17

I know, I know: I’ve been slacking on the writing front the past few weeks. I do hope you’ve been enjoying the influx of informative guest posts of late. It’s important to me that this site remains a repository of good information and ass-kickery (and cute kitty pictures), even in my absence. The past two… Read more

It’s a Warmup, Not a Social Hour

I arrived back to Boston late last night from London and I’d like to say I woke up today well-rested and ready to wow everyone with some witty fitness prose. I’d like to say that. Not gonna happen today. I’ve got a ton of emails and programs to catch up on, but that doesn’t mean… Read more

Accelerated Fat Loss

I’m still across the pond in London with Dean Somerset presenting our Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint workshop. I have zero plans to do work today, but a good friend (and colleague) of mine, George Kalantzis, was kind enough to pinch hit write for me. He’s written several articles for this site and he’s a… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 6/9/17

I’m abroad in London this weekend not hanging out with the Queen. I’d be lying if I said I was a bit reticent about coming given the current climate. But every time I am here I’m reminded about how much I love this place – the people, the culture, the zippy public transportation. As this… Read more