The Importance of Client Retention

In today’s day and age being a personal trainer runs somewhere in the spectrum of one of the most rewarding careers out there and a dumpster fire. The latter comes into play often, especially when you work in a large commercial gym where you’re one of dozens of trainers vying for everyone’s attention (and wallets)…. Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 2/16/18

It’s Friday. You know how we do. BUT FIRST…(SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS, STUFF I’VE WRITTEN, & OTHER TIDBITS CURATED TO SHOWCASE HOW IMPORTANT I AM) 1) The Fitness Summit I had to take a break from The Fitness Summit last year for two reasons: 1. Eating way too many cookies. 2. But mostly because I succeeded in… Read more

Programming Considerations: Shoulders

Fair warning: This will not be an all-encompassing post on how to train the shoulders or how to program around nagging shoulder injuries. Frankly, I don’t think anyone wants to read a Dostoyevsky length diatribe on shoulder impingement or how improving scapular upward rotation gives me a nerd boner. Yep, I’m weird. Instead I want… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Anchored T-Spine Extension

There’s few things people need more of: Bacon Sex That’s pretty much it Oh, and more thoracic extension. Many people spend an inordinate amount of their time in a ball of flexion that having “access” to requisite amounts of t-spine extension is a commodity it today’s day and age. What’s more, many of the drills… Read more

What You Need To Know About Sets

Straight sets, pyramid sets, drop sets, cluster sets… …it can all be rather confusing to the newbie lifter, or even seasoned veteran.  How many sets should you do? What exercises are the best fit? What about rest? Is it normal to not feel the right side of your face? All are pertinent questions and with… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 2/9/18

It’s Friday. You don’t want to work. Here’s some stuff to keep you preoccupied until it’s time to get out of dodge. BUT FIRST…(SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS, STUFF I’VE WRITTEN, & OTHER TIDBITS CURATED TO SHOWCASE HOW IMPORTANT I AM) 1) The Fitness Summit I had to take a break from The Fitness Summit last year for… Read more

Programming Considerations: When To Choose Sumo Over Conventional Deadlift

If there’s one topic I’m asked to write more on it’s programming. What, when, why, and how do I do what I do? I may make this more of weekly or monthly series depending on how this first iteration goes. Lets see what happens. When To Choose Sumo Deadlift Over Conventional I like to think… Read more

A Few Ways to Progress and Groove the 1-Legged RDL

I know, I know. Talking much less writing about the 1-Legged RDL isn’t the most exciting thing in the world. Here’s where it ranks on my “Stuff That Gets Me Really Excited About” List: 1: Ice cream. 2-717: Reading Wikipedia pages for every Wu-Tang Clan member. 718: Cleaning up my cats weekly furball vomit. 719:… Read more