If You Want Bigger Arms: Squat

At the expense of sounding like an uber meathead, squats pretty much solve anything. You want to be stronger? Squat. You want more muscle? Squat. You want to lose fat? Squat. You want to beat Captain America in an arm-wrestling match? Squat.   About the only thing squats can’t do is help you grow hair,… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 1/13/17

It’s Friday the 13th.   I don’t know about you, but I never understood the Friday the 13th urban legend. Where did it come from? It can’t be all that bad. The S&P500 rises 55% of the time that the 13th falls on a Friday. We also launched CSP on a Friday the 13th. So… Read more

A Peek Into My Assessment Process

I thought I’d do a solid and give my readers an inside peek into my assessment process today.   To be blunt: I don’t feel what I do is all that special or altogether revolutionary. But it’s a topic that came up a lot earlier this week when I asked the Twitterverse for some ideas… Read more

Healthy Living Is Hard: Accept It

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of SUNY Cortland head strength coach and lecturer, Justin Kompf. And speaking of SUNY Cortland, the annual Health and Wellness Conference is this April 8th featuring myself, Dr. Lisa Lewis, Brian St. Pierre, Mark Fisher, and Dr. David Just. For more information go HERE. It is the easiest thing in… Read more

Getting Your Weight Back on the Deadlift: A Simple Trick

I woke up this morning struggling to come up with something to write about. Whenever that happens I tend to default to my wheelhouse….. …..Deadlifts.   Well, it’s either that or I start breaking down plot points of some my favorite 90’s television shows like Melrose Place, Party of Five, or 90210. For instance: I’ll tell… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 1/6/17

Lets get right to things shall we?   Stuff to Check Out Before You Read Stuff 1.Push Pull Legs Podcast My wife, Dr. Lisa Lewis made an appearance on the Push Pull Legs Podcast recently discussing the psychology behind lifting heavy things, getting women to strength train, and training during pregnancy. She’s a superstar! Check… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Push-Up Plank Hold w/ DB Row

I need to go crush some front squats in a few, so this one is going to be short and sweet today. Meaning, no long-winded introduction that no one reads or cute cat references.   I’d like to preface today’s post with a well-timed quote from strength coach, Dr. Joel Seedman: “When a strength coach… Read more

The Beginner’s Checklist for Deadlift Badassery

It’s the start of a new year and with it a proverbial reboot or rejuvenation towards one’s health and fitness. Well that, and a metric boat load of Facebook statuses of people complaining about all the “newbies” crowding the gym.   I am not one to complain because 1) I don’t typically work out in… Read more