Strength Training, Pregnancy, and Motherhood

My wife gave birth to our son, Julian, seven months ago. She continued to strength train during her pregnancy and has continued to do so since. During that time she, along with every other woman who has gone through the joyous albeit intricate and painstakingly “what the **** did we do?” reality check that is having… Read more

Breaking Muscle Podcast: Deadlifts, F-Bombs, and Authentic Weirdness

I hope everyone is enjoying their Labor Day weekend, and more specifically their Labor Day. I’m taking it easy today hanging with the family and catching up on life: Trader Joe’s, laundry, and Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Netflix. It’s amazing. I wanted to share with you a recent podcast I recorded on Breaking Muscle…. Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 9/1/17

Wow, I can’t believe we’re in the ‘bers’ already. It’s September 1st and, right on cue, it’s a bit cold this morning in New England. I’m wearing sweatpants as I type this and am half temped to go grab a skullie (hat) out of the closet. Alright, I don’t want to be one of those… Read more

How To Get Strong in 2-3 Days a Week

I have a 7-month old here at home and to say that my day-to-day routine – wake up, casual breakfast, peruse the internet, take a pic of my cat, do a little writing, go lift heavy things, go coach, come home, eat dinner, watch Forensic Files, repeat – that I like(d) very much and grew… Read more

3 Tips For Personal Trainer Personal Development

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of good friend and Jedi strength coach, Todd Bumgardner. Many don’t know this, but Todd was one of the people who encouraged me most when I was thinking about leaving Cressey Sports Performance and going off on my own. He’s a no-bullshitter and someone who tells it like it is…. Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 8/25/17

I have to go to a wedding this weekend. In Albany, NY. Can you sense my excitement? I can think of a thousand and one other things I’d rather do: watch paint dry, talk about my feelings, jump into a shark’s mouth, anything. I’ve still got some packing to do and other odds and ends… Read more

On Running a Fitness Business: Part 2

Last week I commandeered a Facebook post on fitness business shenanigans from friend, and fellow gym owner, Mike Perry. I took his original, bulleted-point list and added my own two cents to each one. You can check out points 1-10 HERE. Today I want to highlight points 11-20. On Running a Fitness Business: Part 2 11…. Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Offset Shouldering Squat

I’m not someone who feels everyone needs to squat with a barbell on his or her’s back. I kinda lose a lot of respect for those coaches who have a knack for putting their ego and bravado a head of individual variances in anatomy, ability/skill level, injury history, not to mention goals. Call me old-fashioned… Read more