What You Need To Know About Sets

Straight sets, pyramid sets, drop sets, cluster sets… …it can all be rather confusing to the newbie lifter, or even seasoned veteran.  How many sets should you do? What exercises are the best fit? What about rest? Is it normal to not feel the right side of your face? All are pertinent questions and with… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 2/9/18

It’s Friday. You don’t want to work. Here’s some stuff to keep you preoccupied until it’s time to get out of dodge. BUT FIRST…(SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS, STUFF I’VE WRITTEN, & OTHER TIDBITS CURATED TO SHOWCASE HOW IMPORTANT I AM) 1) The Fitness Summit I had to take a break from The Fitness Summit last year for… Read more

Programming Considerations: When To Choose Sumo Over Conventional Deadlift

If there’s one topic I’m asked to write more on it’s programming. What, when, why, and how do I do what I do? I may make this more of weekly or monthly series depending on how this first iteration goes. Lets see what happens. When To Choose Sumo Deadlift Over Conventional I like to think… Read more

A Few Ways to Progress and Groove the 1-Legged RDL

I know, I know. Talking much less writing about the 1-Legged RDL isn’t the most exciting thing in the world. Here’s where it ranks on my “Stuff That Gets Me Really Excited About” List: 1: Ice cream. 2-717: Reading Wikipedia pages for every Wu-Tang Clan member. 718: Cleaning up my cats weekly furball vomit. 719:… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 2/2/18

It’s Friday. You know how I do. But First…(Speaking Engagements, Stuff I’ve Written, & Other Tidbits Curated To Showcase How Important I Am) 1) Happy Birthday Julian I was terrified a year ago today. I remember standing in a coffeeshop across the street from the hospital getting a little teary eyed thinking to myself “holy… Read more

3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Open A Gym

A few weeks ago I asked for a little insight on what you, my loyal readers, would like to see me write more about. Oddly, “How adorable your cat is” didn’t make the cut. What was a popular answer, almost resoundingly so, was for me to go into a little more detail on the business… Read more

Bicep Tendonitis? When In Doubt Check These 5 Muscles Out

Today’s guest post by Dr. Michael Infantino of RehabRenegade.com covers an often glossed over culprit of shoulder pain….the bicep tendon. It can be an annoying area to treat/work around and when not addressed can derail anyone’s training for a long time. However, an injury with the bicep tendon isn’t always as tumultuous as it may… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 1/26/18

Lets jump right into it this week. But First….. 1) Mark Fisher Fitness Presents: Motivate & Movement LAB I’ve had the honor of presenting at two previous iterations of the Motivate & Movement LAB (the brainchild of MFF’s Harold Gibbons) and it’s unequivocally one of the most unique events in the fitness industry. Think: TED Talk, but with… Read more