Monthly Archives: February 2014

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: CrossFit “Elitism,” 10 Do’s of Mass, and Superhuman Strength

I wanted to start things off today with an interesting conversation I had with a friend/colleague of mine concerning CrossFit. I can sense the eyes rolling already. There’s enough CrossFit bashing on the interwebz to feed a small country (<—- that doesn’t make sense but I’m rolling with it), and I’m certainly not immune to… Read more

The Greatest Push-Up Article in the History of Ever

Today’s guest post is brought to you by strength coach and current Cressey Performance intern, James Cerbie.  I first met James last year when he came to observe for a few days at the facility, and then again late last summer when he attended mine and Dean Somerset’s Boston Workshop. Note:  Dean and I are… Read more

CrossFit and Baseball: The Two Don’t Mix

Some things are just made to complement one another. Will & Grace He-Man and BattleCat Boston & Red Sox Peanut butter & jelly, peanut butter & chocolate, peanut butter & well, pretty much anything. Hint: I really like peanut butter. It goes without saying we could fill an infinite abyss of “synergistic” pairings that play… Read more

Bus Bench vs. Park Bench Workouts

I hate doing laundry. Lisa and I moved in together coming up on three years ago now, and as much as we love our apartment and the neighborhood we reside in – Coolidge Corner – the one major drag about the place is that there’s no laundry room on premise. It’s certainly not the end… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 2/21/14

I think I’m in heaven right now.  Unfortunately, no, I wasn’t invited by JJ Abrams to his hidden lair to proofread his screenplay for the next Star Wars movie.  And no, this version of heaven doesn’t include me driving a tank to work, which is still on my bucket list. Nope, it this sense there’s… Read more

Meathead Fro-Yo (Yo!)

Lisa and I are heading on vacation to the Dominican Republic in 23 days, 17 hours, and 43 minutes (but who’s counting?), and as such have both been “dialing it in” on the nutrition side of things. We haven’t been depriving ourselves too much. We still venture out into the city every weekend to find… Read more

4 Little Known Tips to Increase Your Squat

Today’s guest post comes from a very good colleague of mine, Jordan Syatt.  Jordan actually interned for us at Cressey Performance a few years ago and since has gone on to do some pretty fantastic things in the industry. Not only is he one of the more passionate coaches I’ve ever met, but he’s just… Read more

Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday: Premium Group Update, House of Cards, and Arm Care

1.  Month TWO of my Premium Workout Group over on was just went live this morning. I’ve been placing an emphasis on strength training or what I like to call “getting into Beast Mode” with this first block of workouts, and all the feedback I’ve been receiving from all the participants has been awesome…. Read more