Posts in "Program Design"

Which Is More Fictional: Unicorns or Tight Hamstrings?

Two weekends ago I was in London teaching a workshop with my friend Luke Worthington. We had a group of 35 trainers from across the UK (and Europe) eager to learn more about assessment, program design, coaching up common strength movements, and how I rank the Bourne movies. One of the main umbrella themes we… Read more

Are You Engaging the Right Muscles When You Squat?

I’m in Europe for the next two weeks traveling. Fear not. I’ve still managed to queue up some stellar content for you in my absence. Today Dr. Sarah Duvall is pinch-writing for me talking about a topic that’s relevant to anyone who likes to lift heavy things: Squats (and how to make them feel better)…. Read more

5 Quick Tips to Increase Strength

There are no “hacks” to getting strong. I’m a firm believer you get out of it what you put in. It’s hard, and it takes a lot of hard work; oftentimes over the course of several years. That said, below are a few “quick” tips that can help expedite the process. Admittedly there’s nothing profound… Read more

All About Recovery

I always like to say the progress you make in the gym are the direct result of how well you allow yourself to recover. As counterintuitive as it sounds you break muscle down in the gym, and it’s the time away from deadlifts, squats, and daily WODs that your body recovers and bounces back stronger… Read more

4 Exercises to Strengthen Your Core and How to Program Them For Lower Back Pain

Raise your hand if you watched The Royal Wedding this weekend. *raises hand* But I only tuned in because Julian was up so early Saturday morning and there was nothing else to watch. Yeah, yeah….that’s it. Anyway, I’ve got an excellent guest post for you today from Florida based trainer William Richards covering a topic… Read more

Earn Your Curls

I have a few silly rules at CORE: Always greet my clients with a smile and their first name when they walk through the door. When someone is attempting a deadlift PR (or if they’re deadlifting in general), they get to pick the music. Everyone has to wear pants on Wednesdays. Clients have to “earn”… Read more

How the Endurance Athlete Can Appease a Shoulder That Hates Them

I’m still playing a little catch-up on my end from a weekend of Fitness Summit shenanigans in Kansas City. I promise I’ll have some content ready to share tomorrow into the rest of the week (you miss me, right?), but in the meantime I’ve got an excellent guest post from Israeli Strength and Conditioning coach… Read more

Reaching: The Underrated Key to Shoulder Health

I’m heading out to Kansas City today for The Fitness Summit. My boy, Shane McLean, was kind enough to send along this stellar article extolling the merits of “reaching” and how it can help make your shoulders not hate you. Enjoy! Reaching: The Underrated Key to Key to Shoulder Health When you’ve lifted weights for… Read more