Monthly Archives: August 2013

Cleaning Up Kettlebell Swing Technique

I don’t consider myself a kettlebell expert, but I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express once so that has to count for something. Note from TG:  For those non-American folk who may be reading and have no idea WTF staying at a Holiday Inn Express has to do with anything let alone kettlebell training, maybe watching… Read more

Strengthen Your “Secret” Deadlifting Muscles

OMG – I just completed an awesome bench session with Greg Robins and Jamie Smith, and after mustering up enough energy to drag myself to my office I turned on my laptop to check emails and received a note that my latest article on T-Nation just went live. Sha-zam! I know what some of you… Read more

The Perfect Assessment Tool?

Lets be clear from the start: there’s really no such thing as a “perfect” assessment. I’ve seen coaches and trainers spend as little as ten minutes assessing their clients, as well as those who take roughly the same time it would take to read the Harry Potter series, and both have been equally as successful… Read more

Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday: Soy Fail, Do You Really Need Supplements, Shape-Up Shortcuts, and More

1. Might as well start the week off with a funny story from this past weekend.  Saturday after work I had the honor of being invited to Norwood, Mass to speak at Velocity Sports to take their staff through an in-service on assessment and shoulder/arm care, with some shadow puppets mixed in for good measure…. Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 8/23/13

I know, I know – I’m posting this badboy up a bit later than usual, but I actually have a legitimate excuse.  For starters,  ummmmm, hello??? Freakin Ben Affleck is slated to be the next Batman!!!! I don’t know how I feel about this yet.  Part of me is like “hell yeah.” He’s an often… Read more

The Tabata Delusion

Anyone in the strength and conditioning realm, or general fitness for that matter, has at one time or another come across the name ‘Tabata’ during their various fitness related rendezvous. Most common would be those interested in interval training for fat loss.  Back in 1996 Dr. Izumi Tabata and his colleagues submitted what is now… Read more

Are We Doing Lunges Wrong? Hint: Maybe

As some of you know I had the luxury of spending the past few days attending Phase II of the Elite Baseball Mentorship hosted at my stomping grounds, Cressey Performance, listening to Eric Cressey, Eric Schoenberg, and Matt Blake discuss, well, training baseball players. And while training baseball players is our Soup de Jour at… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: Personal Trainers that Suck, Lack of Progress, and Lift Heavy Stuff

For those wondering what the picture is on the left, that’s this week’s Cressey Performance nutrition tip. While we do go out of our way to post beneficial tips for our clients – like providing simple strategies to increase fruit and veggie consumption, protein shake recipes, and letting them know that a kitten dies every… Read more