Monthly Archives: September 2009

Stuff I’m Reading, and By Default, You Should Too

I Know Kung-Fu– by Jonathan Fass He may only post once every blue moon, but when he does, it’s a classic. Here, Jonathan discusses why taking the easy way out or leaning towards the “quick fix” is exactly what you shouldn’t do as it relates to your fitness goals. CrossFit for Baseball?– by Eric Cressey… Read more

Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday: Psychology of Training Women, My Feet and How I Lost My Man Card For Like 15 Minutes

1. As someone who trains his fair share of women, I’m always curious as to what other professionals in the industry are doing with their female clients; not only from a training perspective, but from a psychological perspective as well. Without coming across as if I’m tooting my own horn too much, I feel fairly… Read more

Picture of the Week. Calories In (Chocolate) vs. Calories Out (Walking). Makes Perfect Sense.

The picture above was sent to me last week from a reader of my blog who wanted to share with me what he found in one of the treadmills at the facility where he works. Those shiny, purple doohickeys to the right are empty Chocolate Kisses wrappers. Cause you know, walking on the treadmill while… Read more



Exercises You Should Be Doing: Prone DB Slide

What Is It: Prone DB Slide Who Did I Steal It From: this exercise is very similar to prone plate switches that I “stole” from strength coach Will Heffernan, but I was able to come up with this bad boy myself as I was showing a friend a few exercises at a commercial gym a… Read more

Organic vs. Kind of Organic vs. Wait, I’m Confused.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade, you’ve probably noticed that “organics” has been the fasting growing market in our food system for quite some time. So much in fact, that even the big boys such as Target (or Targe` for those who are walking bags of douche and can’t pronounce… Read more

5×5, And Just an FYI: This is FOUR Days In a Row. Someone Give Me Some Credit

Q: I’ve heard many interpretations of 5×5. Some say to start with a 5RM and then lower the weight so you can keep doing 5 rep sets. Others say to stick with the same weight and just do as many reps as you can with it for all 5 sets. Even still, others go with… Read more