Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 12/16/16

Okay, which one of you nerds went to go see Rogue One last night? Without giving away any spoilers, on a scale of 1-10 (1 = being forced to give Jabba the Hut a sponge bath and 10 = owning your own X-Wing), how good was it? Lisa and I are set to see it… Read more

The Lost Art of Simple

What’s our obsession with making things hard or complex?   I remember when I was a kid all I needed to entertain myself was my bike. I’d ride around pretending I was Knight Rider talking to my bike as if it were KITT. “Turbo boost KITT.” And then I’d pedal faster. “Oh snap, we’re under… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Prone Hip Flexion-Extension

Admittedly today’s Exercise You Should Be Doing won’t win a “sexiness” award like, say, pretty much any deadlift variation would, or maybe a pistol squat, or pillow-fighting. Truth be told it’s a relatively unexciting, mundane looking exercise, but whoa Nelly! does it humble even the meatiest of meatheads. But first pillow fighting.   Don’t knock… Read more

How to Make Your Clients Super F***ing Strong (While Also Keeping Them Healthy)

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of one of my favorite people in this world, Todd Bumgardner. Todd’s a straight-shooter (if you couldn’t tell from the title of this post) and a coach I respect a ton. He and Chris Merritt started The Strength Faction not too long and the premise is simple: it’s strength coaching… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 12/9/16

Hey guess what? Only seven more days until Rogue One opens. I’m not excited at all. Nope, not me. No excitement here. I do have to admit something, though, and it’s not going to win me any nerd cred. In fact, I may lose some. I’m not going to go see it opening weekend.  … Read more

The Trainable Menu

Much in the same way people have food intolerances/allergies and can’t handle things like peanuts, fish, eggs, and/or, sadly, dairy without some degree of consequence – bloating, skin irritation, gut issues, explosive diarrhea, or worse case scenario, death – we can mirror the same sentiment towards training. There are certain methodologies or exercises that aren’t… Read more

Becoming a Brick Shit House 201

A few weeks ago I interviewed Pat Davidson during the re-release of his stellar training system, MASS. It’s one of the most effective (and brutal) training programs out there that makes people into beasts, and I have yet to come across anyone who hasn’t gotten amazing results if they happened to survive…;O)   Pat’s kinda… Read more

A Better Lower Body Warm-Up: Hybrid Drills for the Win

I don’t know about you, but whenever I have squats or deadlifts on the itinerary it always takes me just a liiiiiitle longer to warm-up.   There are a lot of moving parts to performing each lift safely and at a high level; much more so than compared to upper body counterparts such as the… Read more