Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 10/27/17

Lets dive right into things.   But First 1) Mid-Atlantic Regional NSCA Conference – Philadelphia I’m excited to be presenting alongside some other prominent coaches at this year’s Mid-Atlantic NSCA Conference in Philadelphia, PA this coming December. Hope to see you there. 2) Strength House Podcast – The One Where They Dissect My 600 lb… Read more

3 Unique Drills to Help You Conquer Your First Pull-up and Then Some

When you see the name Elon Musk it’s a safe bet adjectives like “smart,” “intelligent,” and “revolutionary” come to mind. Jason Bourne? “Badass,” or maybe “guy I wouldn’t want to pick a fight with.” Meghan Callaway? Well, if you ask me, when I see the name Meghan Callaway I think “amazing coach and the World’s… Read more

Addressing My Coaching Gaps

I am an imperfect coach. I don’t know everything and I don’t pretend to. One of the most admirable qualities I think any coach should possess is having a modicum of humbleness that acknowledges their “gaps.”   Some coaches are stellar at teaching the “big 3” but are unable to break down sprint mechanics. Others… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 10/20/17

Today’s a big day. 1) We’re taking Julian apple picking for the first time in his life. Cue cute baby pictures on Instagram at some point later today. 2) We’re paying off the rest of Lisa’s student loans which means we’re both now 100% debt free. Holla. This is actually something I may write about… Read more

Bottoms-Up Squat Patterning Is the Jam

I was livid. Not long ago I had a female client come in for an initial assessment and she divulged to me the previous coach she had worked with, in not so many words, inferred she was “dysfunctional” and that she’d likely never be able to perform a decent squat. What kind of BS is… Read more

Stuff That Works But People Think Doesn’t But It Does: Submaximal Training Edition

The movie The Bourne Identity, based off the novel of the same name written by Robert Ludlum, was released in the summer of 2002 and starred one Matt Damon. Up until that point Damon wasn’t a no-name actor. He was most recognized for his roles in Good Will Hunting, Rounders, The Rainmaker, and Ocean’s 11, to… Read more

Why You And I Need a Coach

It may come as a surprise to some reading, but I have a coach, someone who writes my programs and to whom I’m accountable towards. It’s one of the best things I have ever done. Likewise I have a number of coaches as clients myself, and I feel it’s one of the highest compliments I… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 10/13/17

Anyone see Blade Runner 2049 yet? I heard it’s amazing, which doesn’t surprise me considering the director, Denis Villeneuve, hasn’t made a bad movie yet (Prisoners, Sicario, Arrival). My movie watching prowess has been slacking of late due to the little nugget, but I think Lisa and I are going to try to make plans… Read more