Monthly Archives: February 2011

Miscelleaneous Miscellany Monday: Surprise B-day Party Edition

1.  I’ve had to keep my lips sealed for far too long on this one, but this past weekend I flew home for the day for a surprise 60th b-day party for both my mom and step-dad.  My sister and sister-in-law have been in cohoots… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: Chin-Ups vs. Pull-Ups and a Little Bit of Bittman

It’s been brought to my attention that some of you who have been long-time subscribers to the blog (through Blogger or Google Reader) haven’t been getting any updates of current content.  As it so happens, when we switched over to the new site, I was… Read more

Thomas Test: Hip to Be Square Part II

Yesterday I went into a little detail on the Thomas Test and how it can be a very effective test to assess hip flexor length.  Unfortunately, while it’s a fairly idiot proof test to administer, many fitness professionals out there perform it incorrectly and have… Read more

Thomas Test: Hip to Be Square Part I

Not surprisingly, when it comes to assessment, there are many school’s of thought.  During our staff in-service the other day, Eric made a great point in saying that most assessments are very general to start and then move into more specific things as you dig… Read more

Carry, Carry, and More Carries

One of my favorite authors, Robert Ludlum (author of the Bourne Identity trilogy, most notably), always had an uncanny ability to paint a scene, in almost vivid detail.  Known for his meticulous research, Ludlum would take his protagonist (and the reader) across the globe, describing… Read more

Happy President’s Day

One great thing about holidays that fall on a weekday is that I don’t have split hairs (pun intended) battling traffic to and from the facility.  The ride into work today was a breeze, and I’m currenty sitting here in an empty facility enjoying the… Read more

Are You Really Healthy?

Yesterday was one of those days where I couldn’t wait to get home.  It certainly wasn’t the stack of dirty dishes waiting for me in the sink, nor was it the pile of laundry that I had been puting off – although, for the record… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: The Hero Handbook

The Hero Handbook – Nate Green What can I say, that guy has his shit together.  Nate has traveled around the world, started his own successul small business, eliminated all debt, has been featured in the likes of Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness… Read more