Posts in "Assessment"

The Trainable Menu

Much in the same way people have food intolerances/allergies and can’t handle things like peanuts, fish, eggs, and/or, sadly, dairy without some degree of consequence – bloating, skin irritation, gut issues, explosive diarrhea, or worse case scenario, death – we can mirror the same sentiment towards training. There are certain methodologies or exercises that aren’t… Read more

Deadlift Deep Dive: The Deficit Deadlift

First things first: Lets address the obvious. If there were a contest for best blog title of 11/22/16 featuring a kick-ass alliteration starring the letter “D,” I’d totally win it today. I got the idea the other day after listening to a popular segment on EW Radio called Diva Deep Dive. It’s a killer idea… Read more

What You Weren’t Taught About Assessments

As this post goes live I’m (hopefully) en route back to Boston after attending Mark Fisher’s wedding in NYC this past weekend. I decided it best to pre-schedule something on the off-chance some crazy shenanigans went down, like, I don’t know, an impromptu dance-off with a unicorn or a shot of Tequila somehow made it… Read more

Lets Pump the Brakes Internet: No, Deadlifts Won’t Make Your Spine Explode. And No, Not Everyone Has to Do Them

The internet is a funny place. Regardless of the topic – Presidential elections, Black Lives Matter vs. All Lives Matter, GMOs, or debating the original Star Wars trilogy vs. the prequels – people tend to marry themselves to extremes. They’re either way over on the left or way the eff over on the right. There’s… Read more

A Peek Inside Complete Shoulder and Hip Blueprint

WHEW – talk about a whirlwind day yesterday. I spent the bulk of it glued to my laptop making sure things ran smoothly with the launch, answering questions and emails, and trying to stay on top of social media engagement. 1) THANK YOU to everyone who has gone of their way to mention and/or plug… Read more

Complete Shoulder and Hip Blueprint Now Available

I gotta say, I could barely sleep last night. Dean Somerset and I have spent the better part of the past two years traveling all across North America and parts of Europe presenting our Complete Shoulder & Hip Workshop. All told, we’ve presented it 10-15 times. I’m not kidding, either: I…could…not…sleep last night. I kept… Read more

4 Ways to Fire Up Your Belly

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Gavin McHale, a Certified Exercise Physiologist from Winnipeg, Canada (in his words, straight north of Fargo). Gavin attended a workshop I did with Dean Somerset in Minneapolis a few weeks ago and he wanted to write up some of the things he picked up from it. Read on to… Read more

Textbook Technique and Why it Doesn’t Exist

It’s not lost on me that the title of this post will raise some eyebrows. If I had a grain of salt to toss everyone’s way this instant I would do it. The title shouldn’t be taken too literally, because I do feel there are ideal approaches, methodologies, and “rules” to consider when coaching any… Read more