Monthly Archives: December 2010

If I Hear One More Personal Trainer Say That Squatting Below Parallel Is Dangerous, I May Just Blog About It.

I took today off from work. All told, I was going to run a few errands, go get a quick training session in, catch up on some reading, write some programs, and then, if the mood struck me, write a short blog to finish off the afternoon. Heck, I was even thinking about hitting up… Read more

Guest Post: You Just Got Served by Bret Contreras

Note from TG: Not surprisingly, my blog from Friday caused quite an uproar amongst a few friends of mine when I quoted an un-named local trainer here in Boston as saying, in not so many words: squats are like dangerous, and they’ll hurt your knees and stuff. Also, they’ll cause your inner thighs to get… Read more

The Workout Enigma Revisted: A Guest Blog from Mark Young

Note from TG: I want to thank the Canadian Hammer, Mark Young, for going out of his way to write up such a thorough response to this study. Admittedly, I like reading research about as much as I like going to a Maroon 5 concert. So while my rudimentary review of the original article was… Read more

5 Movements To Make You Hate Life

In case you missed it, I had a new article go up on t-nation the other day. Here’s the dealski: For many, the exercises described in the article will be brand spankin new, you’ll head to the gym today to try them out, and people will look at you and think to themselves “you know… Read more

Must have Equipment

Must have equipment: power rack, obviously Trap bar Training plates Adjustable functional trainer Cardio equipment and fancy machines sells memberships, I know. Coincidentally, I feel these are the machines that fail to g More concerned with profits than actually helpong people get results


GIrl DL 260 lbs for reps: Harry Potter G6 Parody:

Accelerated Muscular Development 2.0

As many of you know from reading this blog for any length of time, I don’t go out of my way to “push” products. Truth be told, I get a ton of inquiries from other health and fitness professionals asking me whether or not I’d pimp their products on my site. While I could easily… Read more

Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday: The Situation Workout, Weight Belts, and Ginormous Omelets

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done one of these, so lets get right to it! 1. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, my eyes. My eyes!!!!!!! I don’t know which impressed me more: the fact that he said “the situation” like 34 times in a span of 90 seconds, or that I’m not unconscious from beating myself over… Read more