Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 4/6/18

Hey, Mother Earth, just a reminder it’s Spring here in New England…you can quit it with the 30 degree weather now. Thanks. Lets get to this week’s shenanigans. BUT FIRST…CHECK THIS STUFF OUT 1. Coaching Competency: DC Spots are still available for my Coaching Competency workshop in Sterling, VA in a few weeks. For $129 you… Read more

5 Ways To Get Better At Writing Training Programs

I received a message from a young coach the other day asking if I knew of (or used) any tricks to help make writing training programs easier or less time intensive. Outside of suggesting he build his own time traveling DeLorean, skip a head 5o or so years to clone himself 17 times (and to… Read more

Is Age Just a Number? Is There a Way To Be Taken Seriously Before 30 In the Fitness Industry?

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Sydney, Australia based strength coach Meer Awny. There’s a common theme in the fitness industry, especially amongst young and upcoming coaches/trainers, that in order to gain recognition or notoriety there’s some “deep state” secret algorithm that exists: Social media follows + number of letters you can squeeze next to… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 3/30/18

Oh, hello. It’s Friday. You know the drill. BUT FIRST…CHECK THIS STUFF OUT 1. Coaching Competency: DC Spots are still available for my Coaching Competency workshop in Sterling, VA in a few weeks. For $129 you get to hang out with me for seven hours, talk about assessment, program design, deadlifts, and LOLCat memes. This event… Read more

Lessons In Lifting From a Dad: Year One

My son was born January 31st, 2017. He’s a few days short of turning 14 months old and I have to say, at the expense of coming across a tad braggadocious, I’m pretty darn proud of myself and my wife: Julian’s happy, healthy, and has only been caught once running around with a pair of… Read more

Even More Becoming a Brick Shit House

Pat Davidson is the best interview on the internet. He developed one of the most badass training programs in recent memory – MASS – a few years ago, and the interview(s) he and I did – Becoming a Brick Shit House HERE and HERE – were the most popular in this site’s history. Well, he’s back…. Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 3/23/18

Oh, hello. It’s Friday. You know the drill. BUT FIRST…(STUFF TO CHECK OUT AND OTHER TIDBITS CURATED TO MAKE YOU A BETTER COACH OR HUMAN) 1. Coaching Competency: DC – Early Bird Rate Ending The Early Bird rate for my Coaching Competency workshop in the DC area ends THIS weekend (3/25). For $99 you get… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Renegade Push-Up

Push-ups are an underrated exercise. Meatheads scoff at the notion of adding them to their programs. “Too easy,” most will say. “Not not going to make me pecy enough.” Athletes roll their eyes at them. “Not going to get me to the show, bro,” they’ll retort. Au contraire I say. Do Your Fucking Push-Ups Yeah,… Read more