Monthly Archives: July 2012

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: Paleo Smackdown, Yoga, and Training Logs

Research will tell you that people tend to gravitate towards articles or blogs that are enumerated.  People love numbers, which is why some of the more popular articles you’ll come across – at least those that get circulated the most – are ones with a number attached. I’ve written a few with this in mind,… Read more

Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday: 7/16/12

Yet another amazing weekend in the books.  I don’t know about everyone else out there, but this summer has been unbelievable here in Boston.  You really couldn’t ask for better weather.  Just about every day as of late has been 85+ degrees with a lot of sun, and I’ve taken every opportunity possible to walk… Read more

Happy Five Year Anniversary, Cressey Performance

I know it’s cliche to say it: but time flies when you’re having fun. Today marks the five year anniversary of Cressey Performance.  Five freakin years.  Unreal. Five years ago today, after Eric, Pete, and myself decided to start this litte venture that’s now universally known as CP, Eric showed up to train a group… Read more

There’s a Time and Place For Everything. Kettlebells Included.

I like to consider myself as an even keeled person who tries to see the comedy in life and not to take things too seriously. I’m originally from Middle of Nowhere, NY where I grew up in a small town with no traffic lights and no fast food restaurants.  Just to be clear though, yes,… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Kneeling Overhead Press to Standing

Quick Update:  1. I want to first thank everyone who chimed in on yesterday’s post (as well as sent me personal emails) offering their advice this whole car buying process I’m going through. I’m not one for confrontation, so the whole idea of walking into a car dealership to negotiate a price makes me a… Read more

Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday: Car Shopping, Common DL Mistake, Secret Project, Etc.

1. Okay, the time has come. I need a new car. I’ve held off for as long as I could, but my car is on its last legs (er, wheels???). I’ve had it – Hyundai Elantra GT – for ten years and coming up on 186,000 miles, so I don’t have too much room to complain…. Read more

Deadlifts and Foot Placement

The deadlift is arguably one of the more technical strength movements to master, and it’s no wonder that it oftentimes takes trainees months, years (maybe even more) to really hone in on the technique side of things. So many variables and factors come into play, and if we were to make an impromptu checklist it… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 7/5/12

Hope everyone (here in the States) enjoyed the 4th! Mine was pretty uneventful all told, and was actually the first time in the six years I’ve lived here, that I actually spent it in Boston – in years past, I’ve always gone up to Maine to enjoy the fresh air and EC’s grandma’s carrot cake…. Read more