The Abdominal Rollout: Common Mistakes and Progressions

Having a newborn at home = I’ve been waking up on the wrong side of the bed lately. A lot. I’m cranky AF and my brain waves aren’t firing on all cylinders this morning so you can blame this lame introduction on that. Cool? Awesome. Lets discuss abs. Specifically, lets discuss one of the more… Read more

Sport Restrictive vs. Sport Specific Exercise: How to Avoid Damaging Our Athletes

Speed ladders, parachutes, BOSU balls…it’s all nauseating at times. There’s a time and place for all those things – I guess – but when they’re added to an athlete’s (especially young athlete’s) training repertoire I have to wonder if they’re in there because the coach feels it’ll make him or her better, or if it’s… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 3/10/17

No diggidy, no doubt. Lets do this. Copyright: urfingus / 123RF Stock Photo STUFF TO CHECK OUT BEFORE THE OTHER STUFF 1. Just Announced Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Orlando Our Vancouver shindig in April sold out, but Dean and I have recently announced a stop in Orlando, FL later this year, October 21-22nd… Read more

We Don’t Live in a Bubble

So stop training in one.   I’ve noticed a growing trend in recent months within the fitness community, and it’s something that really grinds my gears. It seems it’s become trendy or a “thing” for some (not all) people to avoid certain exercises – specifically, lifting appreciable weight – due to the stress it can cause…. Read more

“Squat Like a Girl”

I hate the term “girl push-up.” I hate the connotation it breeds; that girls are weak and that they should do these kind of push-ups instead (performed from the knees). Coaches who use it are 1) lazy and 2) are definitely worthy of the stink eye. But what about squats? Is there such a thing… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 3/3/17

Lets do this! Copyright: urfingus / 123RF Stock Photo STUFF TO CHECK OUT BEFORE THE OTHER STUFF 1. 2 Workshops Coming Up Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Vancouver, April 1-2nd. Dean Somerset and I will be in Vancouver that weekend to talk shoulders and hips and to start a tickle fight. We’re capping this workshop… Read more

The “My Shoulder Hurts” Checklist

“Wha, what was that? Was that him?” It was 1:30 AM, maybe even 2:17 (it’s always a blur, sucky, and when it’s that late doesn’t it even matter?) as my wife nudged me to see if the baby was alright. I turned over to my left, peeled my eye open just enough to press the… Read more

Why an Online Training Business Might be Right For You (and 3 mistakes when building one)

I have a special treat for you today. Jon Goodman, the Godfather of online training, emailed me to ask if he could write a guest post for the site. I was like, “does Dolly Parton sleep on her back? Of course you can.” Jon knows online training and he’s painstakingly built one of the best… Read more