Monthly Archives: July 2013

Help My Pal, Elsbeth Vaino, Get Her Fat Loss Documentary to the Masses

I’ve never held back my disdain towards certain trends in this industry – especially as it pertains to the mainstream media. Shows like The Biggest Loser, with its overarching theme that obesity is the individually controlled consequence of gluttony and laziness and its incessant highlighting of unsustainable (and I’d argue dangerous) weight loss tactics, as… Read more

Deadlift Dominance: 5 Tips to Build Massive Pulling Power

Note:  the following is an excerpt from my latest article on (full article is linked to at the bottom).   I think it’s pretty awesome.  And if you think it’s pretty awesome too, then please (pretty please) “Like” it on the website and share it on all of your social media.  I’ll be… Read more

Why I Don’t Use the Olympic Lifts

Blogging is funny sometimes.  There are instances where I feel I put a lot of time and effort into a post thinking to myself that I’m easily going to win some kind of blogging Pulitzer or that I’m going to step outside my apartment and a ticker-tape parade will just spontaneously erupt complete with a… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Off-Bench Oblique Hold w/ Pulse

Let me preface all of this by asking you a question.  How stoked are you to go see Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim this weekend?  If you don’t know what it’s about all you need to know is this: Giant robots vs. giant alien monsters. The only way this movie could be more manly is if… Read more

Success = Strength

I woke up this morning with every intention of writing a post on something mind-blowing, like femoral acetabular impingement, and discussing some guidelines on how to assess and write effective programming around it, but then realized that it was waaaaaay too early to do that much thinking before I had the opportunity to inject any… Read more

Train Like a Woman, Look Like a Woman

Back in 2002 I was contemplating becoming a teacher.  A health teacher to be more precise.  As an undergrad I was studying Health Education with a concentration in being awesome Health/Wellness Promotion, and as many of you can probably guess, a major part of the requirement for completion was to spend a semester student teaching at… Read more

Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday: The Way Way Back, Deadlift Update, and Core Training

1. Like many of you I’ve seen all the prerequisite blockbuster movies this summer – Iron Man 3 (awesome), Man of Steel (good, not great), Before Midnight* , and World War Z (eh).   And while it’s pretty much breaking man-code for not wanting to see Fast and Furious 6 – somewhere out there Kevin Larrabee… Read more

Pull-Throughs for Elite Strength

“It’s Fourth of July, I think I’m gonna try to eat clean today.” – Said no one. Ever. Like many of you reading I’m recovering from a day of gluttony.  Although giving myself some credit, I wasn’t all that bad.  Instead of hitting up a few BBQs, Lisa and I decided to keep our Fourth… Read more