Monthly Archives: July 2007

Does Stretching Improve Flexibility?

Everyone always talks about how stretching/lengthening our tissue (muscles) is the best thing you can do to increase your range of motion and improve flexibility. I don’t agree. A good example would be someone who is in anterior pelvic tilt; about 95% of the population: In this example, we see a predictive pattern of tight/overactive… Read more

Low Back Shenanigans (1 of 4)

This is from my good friend (Eric Cressey’s) blog. 80% of people in the US will experience some form of lower back pain at some point in time. Most (read not all) physicians and/or physical therapists are totally clueless when it comes to treating low back pain. Luckily we have Dr. Stuart McGill, who is… Read more

This Isn’t Social Hour

It stands to reason that I have seen a lot of dumb things throughout my years working as a personal trainer (BOSU balls anyone?). I would go so far to say that a see something on a daily basis that makes me scratch my head and think to myself, “why?” I’d also go so far… Read more

Do Your Single Leg Work

This is probably the most important component that people forget about or are just too lazy to incorporate into their programs. Single leg work (think lunges) serves several purposes. It helps to fix any weaknesses or imbalances that may exist between one limb or the other (in this case, one leg being stronger or weaker… Read more

Post 4th Beatdown….

How were all those hotdogs, hamburgers, and pasta salads on the 4th? I’m not going to lie, I had a few too many chocolate chip cookies myself so I have no room to talk. The chocolate cake was tasty too. Alright, I have a little bit of a chocolate obsession, sue me! Just a little… Read more


A few months ago I had the opportunity to take part in what could quite possibly be the most meaningful “project” I will ever contribute to. Alwyn Cosgrove and Mike Roussell asked some of the leading fitness professionals in the industry to write an article or excerpt for a book that Alwyn wanted to put… Read more

Interval Training vs. “Cardio”

I am not going to lie, I think steady state cardio is a total waste of time. I’d rather watch “Titanic” for a week straight than perform any steady state cardio (I’ll never let go Jack!”) Yet walk into any gym in North America and you will undoubtedly see everyone and their mother on the… Read more