A Warmup You’ll Actually Do and Makes Sense

I had an amazing time in the DC area this past weekend presenting and catching up with friends and colleagues. Today is all about playing catch up: emails, writing programs, and of course spending some quality time with family. I’ve got some good blog posts percolating in my head and hope to do a massive… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 4/20/18

I have to apologize my dear readers, I feel like an abject failure of late. Not for anything serious like failing to remember my wedding anniversary or for misusing the Oxford comma. No, I’m a failure for failing to keep up with writing content for this site of late. I know I shouldn’t beat myself… Read more

Sleep and Training: The Ultimate Balancing Act

Whenever a client or athlete grows frustrated from their lack of progress in the gym it can almost always be attributed to sleep…or lack thereof. I often say the best “supplement” you can invest in isn’t protein powder, pre-work energy drinks, or something like Acai Boost, but rather… …a solid night’s sleep. Today’s guest post… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 4/13/18

It’s Friday. Lets get right to it. BUT FIRST…CHECK THIS STUFF OUT 1. Coaching Competency: DC Spots are still available for my Coaching Competency workshop in Sterling, VA next weekend. For $129 you get to hang out with me for seven hours, talk about assessment, program design, deadlifts, and LOLCat memes. This event has been approved… Read more

How to Curate A Winning Gym Culture

What separates good gyms or trainers from the mediocre ones? Some would make the case it’s a certain style of training, access to state-of-the-art equipment or amenities, the results someone is able to achieve with their clients/athletes, or even their knowledge on topics like anatomy, assessment, program design, or, I don’t know, long division. Don’t… Read more

Everything In Moderation Makes You Mediocre At Everything

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of TG.com regular, Dr. Nicholas Licameli.  Nick normally writes about stuff like how not to eff up your shoulders during a bench press or how to address your low back pain when you sit in front of a desk all day. Today, however, he’s throwing us a curveball and discussing… Read more

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