Posts in "Motivational"

Evidence Based vs. Anecdotal Experience vs. Transformers: Who’s Right and Who’s Wrong?

In one corner we have the evidence based coach who won’t let his or her client/athlete perform anything without a PubMed reference in hand. And at the other corner we have the coach who relies on anecdotal experience and feels just because it worked for his or her’s clients/athletes that it must apply to everyone else…. Read more

Why Gym Culture Is So Important

You’ve heard me mention it before, but it bears repeating: what I feel separates a good gym from a great gym is the notion of CULTURE. There are a thousand and one gyms out there who hire the best trainers/coaches, have access to every piece of training equipment you could ever ask for, offer competitive… Read more

Reflecting On Eight Years of Cressey Sports Performance

“Hey dude, wanna open up a gym?” I had come home from a full day of training clients at SportsClub/LA (a former fancy pants high-end health & fitness club that was bought out by Equinox not too long ago) when Eric peeked his head through the doorway, plate of egg whites in hand, and said… Read more

Shut Up. And Do the Work.

My Junior College baseball coach, Joe Antonio, was a hard ass. I played for him at Onondaga Community College (located in Syracuse, NY) from 1995-1997, and can honestly say it was two of the best years of my life. Coach Antonio is #11 pictured above. Can you spot me?, taken during my first spring trip… Read more

Injuries Happen. Here’s How To Deal With It

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Dallas based personal trainer, Shane McLean. Shane’s an avid commenter on this website and passionate coach. Today he discusses injuries and how to best deal with them. Enjoy! Shit Injuries Happen. Here’s How To Deal With It Ever played Whack-A-Mole? Those smiling, annoying critters pop up faster than you… Read more

I Encourage You To Fail

I’m going to fill you in on a little TG trivia from back in the day. And it’s something I’m not too proud of. I failed my driver’s license exam…twice. Yeah, yeah…..ha, ha, ha. Laugh it up. I deserve it. I didn’t get my license until I was 18. Which, in hindsight, wasn’t the end… Read more

An Open Letter to Everyone Who Has Told Women “Don’t Get Too Muscular”

NOTE: As some of you may or may not know, I’m getting married this weekend. As such, I’m going to be a little hit and miss as far as how often I update the blog for the next week or so. I’m going to be too busy eating my fair share of carrot cake and… Read more

Fitness Industry “Pros.” Are You One (Or an Amateur)?

Before I get into the meat and potatoes of today’s post (it’s going to be a quick one because I’m t-minus ONE day before I leave Boston and fly down to Florida to get married. Of course, I have yet to pack. And I have every intention of spending my last day in Boston as… Read more