Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Start of “Us”

I’m not a fan of talking about myself. I realize this comes across as a tad ironic given you’re reading (that’s me!!), and to some degree or another I discuss or divulge a medley of personal life happenings or events that transpire on a monthly, weekly, or even daily basis. So, in a way,… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 9/26/14

I’m gearing up for a busy next few weeks.  This weekend is the Cressey Sports Performance Fall Seminar where I, along with all the other CSP coaches, will be keeping 150+ attendees entertained for the day. This may or may not include a shadow puppet reenactment of the final final fight scene in Rocky IV…. Read more

The Grind and Investing in Yourself

I love what I do for a living. I know a lot of people can’t say that. I always make a joke about my career path. When I was finishing up my undergraduate work out of college I came to a metaphorical fork in the road. In one direction I could take my degree in… Read more

Q&A: Does Age and Heavy Training Take a Toll on the Spine?

As you can imagine I get a lot of emails on a daily basis.  I get emails from friends, colleagues, clients, Nigerian Princes wanting to give me all their money, and I also get a fair number of emails from people I don’t know asking me any number of health and fitness questions. Below is… Read more

Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday: 9/22/14

It’s been eons since I’ve done one of these types of posts, so lets get right to it! 1.  I spent a bulk of yesterday prepping my presentation for this coming weekend’s annual Cressey Sports Performance Fall Seminar. It’s our third go at it and we’re expecting a decent sized crowd based off the original… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Barbell Overhead Shrug

One of the main bullet points I hit on last weekend while in London was that many of the same movement distortions and predictable postural imbalances we see in overhead athletes manifest themselves in the general fitness population as well. Specially, when we take someone with a extensive history of lifting heavy things – a… Read more

How My Favorite Movie of the Year (So Far) Holds the Key to Fitness Success

I’ve always joked that if I weren’t a strength coach I’d try to figure out some way to get paid to watch movies. Scratch that. First, I’d figure out a way to get paid to be a Victoria Secret photo shoot poolside cabana boy; second, professional baseball player; third, grizzly bear tamer (cause why not?);… Read more

Where I Am

I spent a lot of time alone as a kid. Part of it was due to my personality. I’m an introvert through and through. Part of it was because I was the middle child. My sister is six years older than me and when we were younger she was more into Rick Springfield, denim, and… Read more