Monthly Archives: July 2009

Morning Cup of Vomiting In My Mouth (Cans of Soup Get You Strong!!!)

During my 35-40 minute drive (both ways) to work everyday, if I’m not getting my Louie DeVito on, I’m usually listening to one of my favorite talk radio stations- 96.9 WTKK, Boston’s Talk Evolution. In particular, I often listen to Michele McPhee and her Outrage of the Day. Granted she hasn’t updated her blog in… Read more

Q and A: To Deload or Not to Deload. That Is the Question.

Q: If possible I was hoping to get your quick take on how many athletes achieve the advanced status that would likely necessitate de-loading by intensity- that is, if you had to give an educated estimate. Some coaches have said that the vast majority of lifters never really progress beyond that intermediate stage, so I… Read more

Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday (My Mom Yelled At Me Edition)

It seems I committed the cardinal sin of blogging last week- and people are pissed. While I appreciated the notes and emails from various readers telling me to get my butt in gear and update the blog (I love you too everyone), it wasn’t until I called my mom last week to check in, that… Read more

Academic Quarantine

It’s 6:35 in the morning as I type this, and I’m just finishing up the omelet I made for breakfast. In about 25 minutes, I’ll be wondering what in the the hell am I doing up this early heading out the door to Agganis Arena at Boston University to spend the day with 20+ other… Read more

Muggles Getting Jacked

Anyone who’s read mine or Eric’s articles will know how much we preach the importance of training environment as it relates to success in the gym. Simply put, it’s kinda hard to get fired up for max effort bench when you’re surrounded by housewives waving around their pink dumbbells and Celine Dion is blaring over… Read more

Q and A: My Ankle Has An Ouchie, Can I Still Train?

Q: Long-time listener, first-time caller. You probably get a ton of emails, and I don’t want to take up too much of your time, so I’ll keep this short. A few weeks ago, I suffered what the doctor called a moderate/severe high-ankle sprain playing basketball. He put me on crutches for weeks, and I’m in… Read more

Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday

I’m not going to lie, we’ve had a miserable summer up here in New England. I think there were three days in all of June where it wasn’t cloudy and/or didn’t rain. Similarly, July hasn’t been that much better- although this past weekend we had two straight days of sun. Woo hoo! Needless to say,… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Barbell Roll-Out w/Push-Up

During my down times at CP, I can be found doing one of several things: 1. Writing programs 2. Eating and/or thinking about dead furry animals 3. Walking around the facility re-enacting the “I will find you, and I will kill you” monologue from Taken. 4. Seeing how long I can go playing techno over… Read more