Monthly Archives: December 2013

How To Do the Top 8 Back Exercises

Six pack abs and biceps don’t really impress me that much.  I can walk into any commercial gym in the country or peruse an Abercrombie and Fitch catalog and see plenty of dudes with both. Not that I go out of my way to flip through an A&F catalog on a regular basis or anything… Read more

My Take on the “Knees Out” Debate

In case you’ve been living in a cave for the past few months or engrossed in the latest season of The Walking Dead, you’ve undoubtedly noticed a hot debate in the fitness and weight-training community surrounding the whole “knees out” technique when performing the squat (or deadlift for that matter). As far as debates in… Read more

Deadlift and Grip Pain

Q: My fellow lifter in Germany has long maintained that the things that happen to me under the bar are just plain weird. As it happens, I’ve not yet seen anyone write on this (if you did and I missed it, just point me there!); I hope you’ll be able to help me figure out… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: Haters Gonna Hate

Ever notice that when it’s cold outside – for the record:  yesterday and today are the first two days of legitimate snow here in Boston – people bitch and whine about how cold it is? By that same token, when it’s too hot – people bitch and whine about how hot it is! I don’t… Read more

Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday: 12/9/13

1.  Starting things off with a bit of TG content, I had the pleasure of teaming up with the likes of other top-notch coaches like Lee Boyce, Geoff Girvitz, Jeremey DuVall, and Anthony Yeung on a tongue-in-cheek piece on on exercise selection and programming. It’s a running series that I participated in a few… Read more

Creatine (Wait, Stop! I Promise This Post Won’t Make Your Head Hurt)

Creatine has been around for well over 20+ years and is undoubtedly one of the most researched (and popular) sports and performance supplements in human history.  Still, there’s a lot of preconceived notions and misinformation regarding creatine and its efficacy. Some people think it’s a steroid (it’s not), some people think it will stunt growth… Read more

The Lowdown on Femoral Acetabular Impingement. Trust Me: Not as Geeky as It Sounds.

When I first moved to Boston – roughly seven years ago – I was working at a swanky, fancy-pants commercial gym in the downtown area and I remember on one of my days off Eric Cressey and myself took a little road trip to Worcester, MA to take part in an impromptu and informal workshop… Read more

3 Not-So-Common Mistakes Athletes Make

It’s a fairly self-explanatory title, with a fairly self-explanatory premise:  Athletes, like everyone else, make mistakes.  However, in giving a bit of a spoiler alert (and what I hope will be an enticing attempt for you to click on the link), I don’t cover your run-of-the-mill mistakes in this most recent article I wrote for… Read more