It’s Not Just About the Weight…

In today’s guest post, regular contributor and resident Texan badass, Shane McLean, explains why the way to get bigger, faster, stronger isn’t to only put more weight on the bar. Don’t get me wrong, it helps (and would be a nice starting point for some people)….but it’s not the only way. Shane shares some examples… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 4/21/17

The baby’s asleep, the baby’s asleep! Okay, I have anywhere from 30-whateverthefuck minutes to get this written. Lets go.   Check This Stuff Out First 1) Strong Body-Strong Mind – Toronto Lisa and I are happy to announce we’re bringing back our Strong Body-Strong Mind workshop. Last year we had the privilege of presenting together in… Read more

My Wish For Female Fitness: Less Talk About Less

“Why should I be fit?” Ask a male that question and you’ll hear a bevy of terms and phrases ranging from “to get swole and jacked” to “to get swole and ripped.” Ask a female that question? Well, the bulk of them will have an entirely different orientation or framing of answers.   Most of… Read more

5 Biggest Learning Curves in My First Year as a Coach

We’ve all been there: Year #1 as a coach and all the “deer in headlights” shenanigans it entails. I look back at my first year as a coach and it’s hard not to cringe. I made a lot of mistakes and did a lot of stupid things. But I also look back with fondness.  For… Read more

Porcelain Post: Why I Don’t Charge People Money to Observe or Shadow Me For a Day

NOTE: the term “Porcelain Post” first came to fruition last year from an email exchange between Brian Patrick Murphy and Pete Dupuis. Without getting into the specifics, it describes a post that can be read in the same time it takes you to go #2.  Huh, I guess that was more specific than I thought. Either… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 4/14/17

Lets get right to the chase shall we?   Stuff to Check Out Before You Read Stuff 1.  The Cutest Pic Ever. EVER! After a hectic travel schedule the past two weeks it’s been a comedy of errors in trying to catch up on work, emails, programs, articles to write, sleep. I had every intention… Read more

Should You Invest In Your Own Website?

My website – the one you’re reading right now – is, in many ways, a family member to me. I know it seems a little weird, borderline crazy, to refer to a website as a family member…but hear me out. It gives me an immense sense of pride and accomplishment. It provides sustenance. And, much… Read more

Fitness Celebrity vs. Fitness Pro: Part 2 – Shots Have Been Fired

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of strength coach, Erica Suter. A few months ago she wrote an excellent article comparing fitness celebrities vs. fitness pros (linked below). Deservedly so, it made its rounds around the internet and reiterated a message I 100% agree with. It was so popular she decided to write a follow-up and… Read more