Monthly Archives: May 2014

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 5/30/14

A few housekeeping items before we begin. 1.  Can you freakin believe we’re two days away from June already?  This year is flying by! 2.  Lisa and I saw X-Men: Days of Future Past last weekend, and I have to say I liked it didn’t love it.  I still feel my favorite film in the… Read more

Some Thoughts on How to Structure Effective Bootcamps

Bootcamps are all the rage nowadays.  It seems you can’t walk more than a block in your own neighborhood without running the risk of a kettlebell flying out of nowhere and hitting you on the side of the face, or watching as a group of people are being run through the gauntlet with an endless… Read more

Programming Strategies for the Old (ish) Meathead

“You just wait until you’re my age….and we’ll see if you’re still training like that.” That was a quote I received – on more than one occasion – from a handful of older guys who, after watching me complete a set of heavy deadlifts or some crazy metabolic circuit, would give me the standard pat… Read more

How to “Handle” the Kettlebell

There was a time when I hated kettlebells.  Okay maybe hate’s a strong word. Hate is something that’s reserved for things like Hitler, terrorists, sub-prime mortgage loans, and poodles. Disliked may be a more appropriate term in this context. Regardless there was a time when I felt kettlebells were nothing more than a fad  –… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 5/22/14

You know what?  I didn’t do a ton of reading this past week for two reasons. 1. Instead of my normal morning reading I opted to watch Functional Stability Training for the Upper Body, which really meant I watched my shirtless cameo on a repeated loop.  Just kidding. Kinda. 2. Lisa was away all last weekend… Read more

Your Success Can’t Be Quantified

Note from TG: Today’s blog comes to you from Seattle based personal trainer and strength coach, Brent Holm. Brent and I have been corresponding back and forth via email on the topic of ThunderCats the TRUE role of a fitness professional.   Contrary to traditional thought, in the fitness industry, success isn’t dependent on how… Read more

How Deep Down the Rabbit Hole Do We Really Need to Go?

Today’s topic has been something that’s been festering in my brain for a while now, and it’s only been within the last few weeks where I felt the need to put something down on paper. Or in this case, down on keypad. To save face, you can relax….it has nothing to do with Tracy Anderson… Read more

In-Season Training for Baseball Pitchers

I don’t expect that my latest article on is going to get a bunch of views or create any buzz** outside of those interested in improving their ability to throw a baseball, but at the very least it will give some insight into how we go about structuring our in-season training for baseball players…. Read more