Monthly Archives: April 2012

I Love Internet Warriors

Two weekends ago, on Easter, while eating steak with Lisa at fancy schmancy restaurant, an idea suddenly popped into my head for a blog post. A blog idea can manifest itself at any given moment – during my commute to work, as I’m watching a movie, etc – but on that particular day, as I… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 4/13/12

I’ve got a pretty cool day lined up.  I’m going to spend the rest of the morning catching up on some work:  I’ve got a few programs to write, and then I’m submitting an article titled 5 Reasons Why You’re Not Getting Stronger to Then, I’m heading over to Boston University to get my… Read more

Q and A: Training the Adductors

Question #1: What are your thoughts on training the adductors with cables and ankle straps? A:  It’s not a completely dumb idea (you can make an argument that everything has a time and place), it’s just a mostly dumb idea. Question #2: Another trainer at my gym seems to do this here and there with… Read more

Basics: Get Some

As you might surmise, as a strength and conditioning coach (and personal trainer), I’m a huge fan of teaching people the basics.  Really, though, when you think about it, the basics are a great place to start when learning just about anything. A common theme is that you need to learn how to walk before… Read more

5 Coaching Cues: Deadlift

It’s no secret that I love deadlifts.  They rank right up there with Star Wars, my mom, oatmeal, and old GI Joe re-runs  And while I feel the deadlift is one of the more beneficial movements out there in terms of improving performance, muscle growth, and even posture….it’s still something that a lot of trainees… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 4/6/12

Two things before we get to the stuff you should be reading: 1.  I’m not going to lie, I kinda want to go see Titanic 3D this weekend. There, I said it. Let the ball busting begin. I remember when the movie first came out in theaters (SPOILER ALERT:  the ship sinks) – back when… Read more

A Few Candid Thoughts on Women and Training

Below is a portion of an interview I did for another blog on the topic of women and training.  I thought I’d share some of it here, since I know a fair portion of my audience are women (as well as those who train women). On a scale 1-10, with 1 being the equivalent of… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Zercher Goodmornings

Normally with this segment I gravitate towards exercises that fall under one of the three categories: 1.  Those exercises I see most people perform poorly (seated rows, push-up variations, single leg variations, etc). 2.  Those that are new to me, and thus, new to the reader, but can be performed by most everyone without running… Read more