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Programming Considerations: Shoulders

Fair warning: This will not be an all-encompassing post on how to train the shoulders or how to program around nagging shoulder injuries. Frankly, I don’t think anyone wants to read a Dostoyevsky length diatribe on shoulder impingement or how improving scapular upward rotation gives me a nerd boner. Yep, I’m weird. Instead I want… Read more

What You Need To Know About Sets

Straight sets, pyramid sets, drop sets, cluster sets… …it can all be rather confusing to the newbie lifter, or even seasoned veteran.  How many sets should you do? What exercises are the best fit? What about rest? Is it normal to not feel the right side of your face? All are pertinent questions and with… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 1/26/18

Lets jump right into it this week. But First….. 1) Mark Fisher Fitness Presents: Motivate & Movement LAB I’ve had the honor of presenting at two previous iterations of the Motivate & Movement LAB (the brainchild of MFF’s Harold Gibbons) and it’s unequivocally one of the most unique events in the fitness industry. Think: TED Talk, but with… Read more

My Top Shoulder Training Tips Part II

If you missed Part I of Dr. Licameli’s guest post, you can check it out HERE. Now, you could read today’s post and get the gist of what was said yesterday, but you run the risk of missing out on some nitty-gritty details. Kinda like watching Blade Runner 2049. You could watch it without watching… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 1/19/18

Man am I in a funk. This has never happened before, but I’m struggling to come up with content to write. I can’t say for sure, but it “may” have something to do with a soon-to-be one-year old that’s growing more and more mobile by the day.. In any case I apologize for my lack… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 1/5/18

Why hello everybody. I took a brief blogcation this past week because I was down in Dallas, TX visiting family (and eating copious amounts of carrot cake). It was cold as balls down there – in the 20’s, what the hell? – only to return to Boston two days ago to be met with even… Read more

Best Articles of 2017: Guest Posts

The blogcation continues. Today I’m going to highlight some of the best guest posts from this past year. Guest posts played a crucial role on the site in 2017. Having a kid, while one of the most rewarding things in my life, was also one of the most time-suckiest things too. For obvious reasons I… Read more

Best Articles of 2017: My Picks

Yesterday I linked to the articles that resonated most with my readers and received the most traffic on the site in 2017. You can check them out HERE. Today, however, I’m going to highlight MY picks. Because me, me, me, me, and me.   The Hardest Topic to Write About: Program Design Whether you’re a… Read more