Monthly Archives: May 2008

Off to Providence

I didn’t have anything in particular I wanted to write about today, however I did want to mention that I’m heading out to Providence shortly for the Perform Better 3-Day Functional Training Summit. If you’re a fitness professional and have yet to attend a Perform Better seminar, you’re doing yourself a major disservice. Today alone… Read more

OMG! Protein Water (rolls eyes)

A friend of mine sent me a link to a new (or at least new to me) product being distributed by Kellogg’s called Kellogg’s Special K2O Protein Water. According to Kellogg’s: “Losing up to 6 lbs in 2 weeks* Just Got Easier.” However, as points out, if one were to follow the asterisk after… Read more

So You Have 22 Minutes to Train….

Many commercial gyms (especially the big chains like Boston Sports Club) like to entice their members with simple “programs” such as the XpressLine. See how they did that? Instead of using the actual word “express,” they just used the letter “X” and it still sounds the same. Only extra retarded. This trainer-supervised free service allows… Read more

Completely Off Topic

I was going to discuss the finer points of glycolysis today, and how in cells that lack mitochondria, such as the erythrocyte, the pathway of glycolysis is the sole provider of ATP by the mechanism of substrate-level phosphorylation of ADP. But no one is paying attention to the words I’m writing because OH MY GOD… Read more

The “Kids”

Since last September, I have been training the “kids.” Will, Nick, and Connor (ages 9-11) are all close friends who come to Cressey Performance every Saturday morning at 10 AM. To say that it’s one of the more entertaining hours of the week is an understatement. I know what many of you might be thinking:… Read more

Why Runners Should Get Strong(er)

Yankees vs. RedSox Republicans vs. Democrats Autobots vs. Decepticons What do all of the above examples have in common? As you might have guessed, all are seemingly sworn enemies. While there’s no doubting the animosity between the first three examples; there are times where I want to add another “couple” to the mix. Strength coach… Read more

Men’s Health Debut!

So I have some exciting news to report today. I’m going to give you three guesses as to what it is. 1. No, Kate Beckinsale hasn’t split with her husband, Guy I Hate Because He’s Not Me. 2. No, Pete Wentz didn’t drop his restraining order against me. What’s a guy gotta do to be… Read more

So What Did You Do Today?

Yahoo Sports ran a story a few days ago about Bonnie Richardson, a junior high school track and field athlete, who won the state 1A team championship for Rochelle High school–by herself. Richardson was the only Rochelle athlete to qualify for the state meet and stunningly won the team title. University Interscholastic League officials said… Read more