Earn Your Curls

I have a few silly rules at CORE: Always greet my clients with a smile and their first name when they walk through the door. When someone is attempting a deadlift PR (or if they’re deadlifting in general), they get to pick the music. Everyone has to wear pants on Wednesdays. Clients have to “earn”… Read more

How the Endurance Athlete Can Appease a Shoulder That Hates Them

I’m still playing a little catch-up on my end from a weekend of Fitness Summit shenanigans in Kansas City. I promise I’ll have some content ready to share tomorrow into the rest of the week (you miss me, right?), but in the meantime I’ve got an excellent guest post from Israeli Strength and Conditioning coach… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 5/4/18

I’m in Kansas City for The Fitness Summit at the moment and basking in the company of friends and colleagues. Dean Somerset and I were invited in a day early to put on a special Pre-Conference where we spent four hours covering new material we plan to use for our upcoming (Even More) Complete Shoulder… Read more

Reaching: The Underrated Key to Shoulder Health

I’m heading out to Kansas City today for The Fitness Summit. My boy, Shane McLean, was kind enough to send along this stellar article extolling the merits of “reaching” and how it can help make your shoulders not hate you. Enjoy! Reaching: The Underrated Key to Key to Shoulder Health When you’ve lifted weights for… Read more

MASS Appeal: How Fitness Professionals Separate Themselves

24 years ago one of my all-time favorite hip-hop songs, Mass Appeal, was released by one of my all-time favorite hip-hop groups, Gang Starr. Annnnnd, in one of the oddest segues I’ve ever attempted, one-year ago one of my favorite research reviews, MASS (Monthly Application in Strength Sport), curated by the likes of Greg Nuckols,… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 4/27/18

Gotta go see Infinity War. Brb. BUT FIRST…CHECK THIS STUFF OUT 1. Even More Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Dates/Locations Announced Dean Somerset and I are currently in the throes of drumming up new content for our staple workshop series. We’ve presented this workshop all over the world – London, Vancouver, Oslo, Prague, Boston, LA, Hoth… Read more

Low Back Pain: Habitual Movement Can Have Greater Influence Over Intentional Exercise

We’ve all seen the statistic: 80% of the population will experience low back pain in their lifetime. Back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide. Americans spend upwards of $50 billion per year on back pain. Back pain is the nemesis of all ninjas. The struggle is real folks. Given how pandemic the… Read more

2 Drills For Easy Access to Shoulder Health

Anyone who’s spent any significant time in the weight room knows how vulnerable the shoulders are to injury. This isn’t to downplay other areas of the body prone to nefariousness like the lower back or knees. Let’s be clear: those deserve some shade thrown their way too. Rather, it’s just to point out that, for… Read more