Maybe Your Shoulder Hurts Because Your Technique Sucks

Full Disclosure: I am not a fantastic presser. I’m not going to sit here and attempt to regal you with stories from high-school where I used to drive a Camaro, hookup with the Prom Queen, and bench 405 for reps (you know, before that nasty football injury in the State Championship ruined everything). Nope, this… Read more

Listening: A Lost Skill of Coaching

I had a busy weekend moving and our new apartment currently looks like a HAZMAT scene. My hands are full figuring out where to put my Blu-Ray collection and fancy towels. Luckily my good friend and fellow coach, Kim Lloyd, was kind enough to pinch-write for me today. How good of a listener are you… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 3/24/17

Lisa and I are right smack dab in the middle of moving this week. All with a 7-week old in tow. It’s not been fun. In fact, I’d garner a guess that a colonoscopy would be more fun that what we’re going through right now. Alas, the show must go on….   Stuff to Check… Read more

The Art of Getting Your Shit Together

Getting your shit together is a skill that escapes even the best intentioned and seemingly organized people. This is especially true in the fitness industry, where the expectation is we work while others don’t. All…the…time. In today’s guest post by Chicago-based strength coach, Mike Connelly, owner of Rebell Strength & Conditioning, he shares some of… Read more

Modified Reverse Hyper: An Exercise You’ve Never Heard of to Help Build Speed and Athleticism

Today’s guest post comes from strength coach, Travis Hansen. I respect Travis a ton because 1) he actually works with athletes and gets results and 2) he’s not scared to think outside the box (which you will read more about below). His amazing resource, The Speed Encyclopedia, rocked my world a few years back when… Read more

The Grind: Hashtags, BS, Truth, and a Little Too Much at Times

I’m a firm believer you get what you work for. Nothing just happens. You don’t miraculously earn a decent income, hit a new PR in the gym, pick up three new clients, get an A on your history paper, or finally beat Mike Tyson in Punch-Out without some modicum of effort and hard work.   Hashtags… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 3/17/17

Julian just went down for his morning nap, I don’t know how much time I have. Lets do this! STUFF TO CHECK OUT BEFORE THE OTHER STUFF 1. Just Announced Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Orlando Our Vancouver shindig in April sold out, but Dean and I have recently announced a stop in Orlando,… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: HBT Front Squat March

In my career as a strength coach I’ve worked with numerous athletes and non-athletes alike dealing with back pain. And while much of the time my initial “go to” exercises are things like the McGill curl-up, birddogs, deadbugs, and various planks I also recognize that, after awhile, some people would rather wash their face with… Read more