Monthly Archives: October 2014

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 10/31/14

Happy Halloween everybody! I, for one, can’t stand Halloween. Not a fan. I’m always asked if I’m going to dress up or anything and I always respond with some form of eye roll. Different strokes for different folks I guess. I “get” that some people love it, view it as a day to have fun… Read more

Rethinking Percentage Based Training

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Lessons Learned Preparing For My First Powerlifting Meet – Part II

Today’s guest post comes from one of my good friends, Ryan Wood. Ryan wrote Part One of this series a few weeks go (which you can check out HERE) prior to his first powerlifting meet, which took place two weekends ago. I thought he did a fantastic job with it, and it ended up getting… Read more

Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday: 10/27/14

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done one of these, so lets jump right into it. 1. I wanted to first thank everyone who’s gone out of their way to reach out and to say such nice things about the new site. Words cannot even express how much more I love the new site,… Read more

Movie Review: Whiplash

There’s a scene in Whiplash where the camera pans over Andrew’s shoulder (played by Miles Teller) as he’s lying on his bed tapping his fingers to an imagined tempo reverberating inside his head to a quote on his wall that says, “if you can’t do it right, you’ll end up joining a rock band.” Or… Read more

5 Reasons You’re Not Getting Stronger

Getting strong is easy. Focus on compound, multi-joint movements – preferably the squat, deadlift and bench press – and then try to move more weight in those lifts on a weekly, monthly, and yearly basis. Photo Credit: JD Hancock Basically, lift heavy shit, a lot. Repeat. Forever. So why do many people fail to make appreciable… Read more

New Warm-Up: Keiser Flow

Today’s guest post is brought to you by Boston University Assistant Strength and Conditioning coach, Jill Zeller. I started training and making cameo appearances at BU two or so years ago when one my good friends, Dave Rak, was a GA there. He left (now a S&C coach at University of Washington), and the staff… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Core Activated Deadbug w/ KB

I know for some reading, the idea of reading another post on deadbugs is about as exciting as watching paint dry, or worse, listening to Taylor Swift’s new album. I can commiserate to a degree. I can hear the cries now: “I mean really, deadbugs? Come on Tony, I thought you liked to lift heavy things… Read more