Monthly Archives: April 2012

Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday: The New Rules of Lifting for Life, Bully, Are (Some) Doctors Shady?

1.  A few weeks ago while Lisa and I were doing out grocery shopping in Trader Joe’s, one of their employees – a cool dude – approached me and asked a few questions on working out. It was a small chat, really, but at the same time he was genuinely interested to hear what it… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 4/27/12

The Pitfalls of Progressive Overload – Bret Contreras I love articles that are straight to the point and offer personal perspective from the author. This was a fantastic article by Bret showcasing that you don’t HAVE to go on the “all you can eat” diet in order to get stronger. “Pick your ideal weight and… Read more

Lessons From Mike Boyle

I remember when I first met Mike Boyle back in the fall of 2005.  Eric Cressey and I drove to New Haven, CT to meet up with Alwyn Cosgrove who was in town speaking at some conference that weekend. Having been following Alwyn for a few years up to that point, I was pretty excited… Read more

Big Without Strong is Nothing

In keeping with the “back to basics” theme from yesterday, here’s my latest article published on which served as more of “rant” piece than anything else. It’s pretty awesome.  You should check it out. I’m a strength coach. I spend much of my day making people bigger, faster, and stronger – with a heavy… Read more

The Reasons You’re Not Getting Stronger

Today I’d like to share a guest post I wrote for a really cool website… As the name suggests, it’s a site dedicated to helping people become “great” by providing some of the best health and fitness information on the internet.  I was contacted by one of their higher ups a few weeks ago asking… Read more

Mark Your Calander: PTDC Hybrid Training Seminar!!

June is looking to be an epic month.  For starters, as mentioned a few weeks ago, I’m going to be heading to Edmonton, Canada on the weekend of June 2nd to join the rest of the Muscle Imbalances Revealed – Upper Body crew for the Spinal Health and Core Training Seminar. We’re looking to keep… Read more

Functional Stability Training for the Core

When I imagine some of the more popular pairings in our pop culture, those pairings that, when I think of one I automatically think of the other, a few instantly come to mind:       Peanut butter and jelly Scorsese and DeNiro Ross and Rachel DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince Jersey Shore… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Half Kneeling Cable Batwing/Pulldown

Every so often (read: all….the….time) I come across an exercise or exercise variation that someone else made up or invented and the first thing that crosses my mind is how brilliant that person is for thinking up something so spectaculous.* Not surprisingly, soon thereafter the second thought that hits me like a ton of bricks… Read more