Monthly Archives: April 2009

We’re All Going to Die. Thanks Babe

Just wanted to share a really good article that Mike Boyle linked to on his blog the other day written by Dr. Mercola concerning the recent hoopla surrounding the Swine Flu. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Lets be honest, Dr. Mercola is technically bat shit crazy at times, and I don’t necessarily agree with a lot of things he… Read more

A Little Piece Inside of Me Died Today

I did leg curls for the first time in like two years today*. I blame Eric Cressey for giving me the day off, and thus, forcing me to train at a commercial gym. That is all. UPDATE: I can’t figure out which is manlier- me doing leg curls or Jillian Michaels’ kankles. Discuss. *And by… Read more

I Watched a Movie on Friday Night That Didn’t Include Kate Beckinsale.

At the expense of sounding like a broken record (and keeping up with my current man-crush on Michael Pollan), I wanted to share with everyone a really good documentary I watched last week titled King Corn.* For those who have been out of the loop, or possibly reading my blog for the first time today… Read more

Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday (A Certain Someone Gets Engaged: Hint: Not me, Catch Phrases, and De-Load Weeks)

1. What an awesome weekend. FINALLY we had consecutive days of really nice weather in Boston, and you can bet that I took full advantage of that fact. Normally my weekends are spent singing hymns to old people and watching Hugh Grant movies. However, this weekend I had all sorts of fun “activities” planned. Friday… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: The Rainbow Deadlift

Short and sweet today. Here’s one of my new favorite exercises. Not the most manly sounding exercise, I know. Unfortunately Kitten Tears Deadlift and Puppy Dog Kisses Deadlift were already taken. What Is It: The Rainbow Deadlift Who Did I Steal It From: Nick Tumminello (who coincidentally just released a really great dvd two weeks… Read more

School Systems Are Smart

I was talking with my sister the other day, catching up on life, when we got on the topic of my six year old nephew, Zach. A few hours beforehand, I had noticed that my sister’s “status” on Facebook read “is sad for my little boy this morning about going back to school.” Being the… Read more

Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday (4/20/09)

1. It’s Patriots Day here in the Boston area today. For those that don’t know what that entails, there’s this little thing called The Boston Marathon, and essentially, anyone who happens to be lucky enough to work in the city gets the day off. Which is to say, I’m not one of those lucky ones… Read more

Muscletech Can Sell a Coatrack To a Moose

As a strength coach, my weeks are generally spent working with a variety of people with varying backgrounds and ability levels. On any given day I can be teaching a young athlete how to deadlift, working with a professional pitcher on his medicine ball drills, or helping a new client fix their lower back pain…. Read more