Posts in "Strength Training"

3 Unique Drills to Help You Conquer Your First Pull-up and Then Some

When you see the name Elon Musk it’s a safe bet adjectives like “smart,” “intelligent,” and “revolutionary” come to mind. Jason Bourne? “Badass,” or maybe “guy I wouldn’t want to pick a fight with.” Meghan Callaway? Well, if you ask me, when I see the name Meghan Callaway I think “amazing coach and the World’s… Read more

Stuff That Works But People Think Doesn’t But It Does: Submaximal Training Edition

The movie The Bourne Identity, based off the novel of the same name written by Robert Ludlum, was released in the summer of 2002 and starred one Matt Damon. Up until that point Damon wasn’t a no-name actor. He was most recognized for his roles in Good Will Hunting, Rounders, The Rainmaker, and Ocean’s 11, to… Read more

The Rotator Cuff and Boy Bands

Hey there. If you’re a human being reading this blog post it’s a safe bet you 1) have impeccable taste with regards to the strength coaches you choose to follow 2) have a pair of shoulders and 3) are likely interested in keeping them healthy and thus performing at a high level in the weight… Read more

4 Mistakes Women Make When Deadlifting

When friend and fellow Boston-based coach, Lana Sova, pitched an article shedding light on some common mistakes she see’s other women make with regards to deadlifting, it goes without saying she had me at deadlift. Lana’s a great coach and strong herself, boosting a 300+ lb deadlift. She knows a thing or two when it… Read more

The Deload Week: Yes, No, Maybe So?

Outside of several other health/fitness arguments – steady state cardio vs. HIIT, low bar vs. high bar squats, weight belt vs. not wearing weight belt, Paleo vs. eating like a normal human being with a life, blue yoga pants vs. black – there aren’t many topics which rev people up or bunch panties more so… Read more

3 Ways to Improve Your Deadlift Without Deadlifting

For the sake of brevity, this post assumes you can perform a deadlift – trap bar, straight bar, bag of groceries of the ground, person, whatever – without shitting your spine. If you can’t, go seek out a reputable fitness professional – or Google it – to show you how. Much like if someone wants… Read more

How To Get Strong in 2-3 Days a Week

I have a 7-month old here at home and to say that my day-to-day routine – wake up, casual breakfast, peruse the internet, take a pic of my cat, do a little writing, go lift heavy things, go coach, come home, eat dinner, watch Forensic Files, repeat – that I like(d) very much and grew… Read more

9 Ways to Progress the Landmine Press

At the expense of coming across as the cantankerous, meanie-head strength coach for saying it, I’m going to go a head and say it anyways: Exercise, for most people, most of the time, should be mind-numbingly monotonous. Boring. It should be boring.   I get it: boring isn’t sexy. And it sure as shit doesn’t… Read more