Monthly Archives: November 2013

4 (Not So Obvious) Reasons You’re Not Seeing Results in the Gym

I’m in a crap-tastic mood today so I apologize in advance if this post comes across as me being a cantankerous old-man or something. I don’t know if it’s due to seasonal affective disorder, lack of caffeine, or the fact I just re-watched one of the most depressing movies in the history of depressing movies… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: Success, Gluten, and Saturated Fat

Before we get to this week’s list of stuff to read I have a few “house cleaning” items to address. 1.  Cool news!  I had a video chat** with the guys over at the other day about the possibility of partnering with them to a greater extent in the near future on providing some… Read more

Deadlift Critique 101

In any given week I receive a fair amount of emails ranging from readers who just want to say thanks for writing such a kick-ass blog (you’re welcome!) to momma Gentilcore reminding me that 1) I forgot [insert relative’s name here] birthday and that I better get on my high-horse and send a card stat… Read more

Smarter Science of Slim: Silly Strong LOLCats

First off:  I just want to take a few moments to say THANK YOU to all the brave men and women (past a present) who, in what’s arguably the most un-selfish act possible, have put their lives on the line to serve this great country. In the words of a friend of mine, Greg, who… Read more

Lifting Heavy and Staying Injury Free: Interview on

A few weeks ago I had the honor of being asked to take part in an interview for the website – a health and fitness site created by Marc Perry which caters to busy professionals and helps provide ammunition to lead a lean, fit, and strong life. While many people resort to snorting cheese… Read more

Lift Big by Bracing, Not Arching

As far as current fitness debates are concerned the argument over which is better for long-term progress in the gym – bracing vs. arching – is right on par with people arguing over whether or not a potato is considered “Paleo, (1),” whether or not high- rep Olympic lifting (ALA: CrossFit) has any efficacy (2),… Read more

Caffeine 101

Today’s guest post comes to you courtesy of’s own Sol Orwell. In case you’ve been living in a cave for the past year, Sol and the team at have easily become the go to source for anything and everything related to supplements and supplementation. Whenever I need a quick reference to anything supplement related… Read more

The Hardest Thing I Do

I’ve been in a bit a writing funk lately – hence why I only posted two blogs last week.  It happens. But when it does it’s frustrating because, at some level, outside of myself, I feel like I’m letting people down. Last week was weird, though.  I did manage to submit three different articles to… Read more