Monthly Archives: February 2010

Q and A: Vibram Five Fingers

Q: After taking yours (along with Eric’s) recommendation to read Born to Run, I was wondering what your take is on the Vibram Five Fingers shoe? Thanks, and as always, love the blog! A: Truthfully, I have no experience what-so-ever with the Vibram Five Fingers, but it’s obvious to me that there’s a lot of… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work

1. 21 Food Rules Every Guy Should Follow– Nate Green More often than not, when it comes to “dialing in” the diet, most guys (and girls) fail miserably. You would think it’s rocket science the way most people treat it. Here’s a great post by Nate Green summarizing a few key points with regards to… Read more

In Case You Missed It……..

CP client Bree Schaaf made her Olympic debut last night in Women’s Bobsled. Check it out HERE. NOTE: if you fast forward to 2:10 mark you can watch her second run as it was broadcast on NBC. Through the first two rounds (four total), Bree and her teammate, Emily Azevedo, are in sixth place overall… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Band No-Money Drill

Before I get to the exercise you should be doing, I first wanted to share a “how you like dem apples” moment I had over the weekend. Like most couples, my girlfriend and I like to take Sunday to slow down, recoup, and re-energize for the upcoming week. As such, we generally keep things casual… Read more

Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday

1. Adam Bornstein, fitness editor from Men’s Health Magazine made a cameo appearance at CP over the weekend. I’ve corresponded with Adam quite a bit in the past year or two, and It was great to finally meet him in person and sit down and talk some shop, as well as give him an idea… Read more

Arms Made for Hollywood

A reader of my blog sent me this video from Gwyneth Paltrow’s website detailing the “arm series” that Tracy Anderson (who’s actually the one in the video) sent her to do as she prepared for Iron Man II. MY EYES. MY EYES. MAKE IT STOP. AHHHHHHHHHHHH. *jumps off cliff* A few thoughts come to mind:… Read more

Apples vs. Ho-Ho’s

I have a 35-40 minute commute to and from CP each day, and as such, I’m a huge fan of listening to books on cd. While I do listen to my fair share of sports talk radio, I figured that since I spend roughly 480 minutes per week in my car, I might as well… Read more

Q and A: Rotational Core Training.

Q: Hello- I had a question regarding your post on the slideboard bodysaw exercise. You mentioned one of the jobs of the abs is to resist rotation, if i understood that correctly. Does that mean there is a contraindication of exercises which involve rotation such as the rotary torso machine or any exercise which involves… Read more