Monthly Archives: October 2014

PT Prophet Podcast and Pallof Presses

I’m back home in Boston after spending the weekend in Sterling, VA (just outside of DC) where Dean Somerset and I had the honor of presenting our two-day Excellent High-Five Workshop at Underground Athlete to a group of 30 coaches and trainers – a few of which traveled all the way from Alabama and Massachusetts…. Read more

Welcome to the New!

Why heeeeeeeello there! Sorry I’ve been out of the loop this week as far as writing prowess is concerned, but as you may or may not know, I’ve been up to a few things. For starters, as I type these very words I’m en route to Washington, DC for mine and Dean Somerset’s Excellent High… Read more

Pick Things Up – Month #2

I hope everyone enjoyed their extended Columbus Day weekend (for those who had the additional day off anyways). Mine was lovely. I took Lisa to go see Gone Girl – you know, a nice romantic comedy. And by “nice romantic comedy,” I mean the exact opposite of that. It was my second time seeing it…. Read more

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

Anyone go see Gone Girl last weekend? It’s the latest film from one of my favorite directors David Fincher (Seven, Fight Club, The Social Network) starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, based off the best selling novel by Gillian Flynn (who, in a rare feat, also helmed screenwriting responsibilities for the big picture adaptation). Unless… Read more

How to Program Farmer Carries

I know Dan John has relentlessly sung their praises. And, after listening to him speak last weekend, I know Gray Cook is a big fan of them too. What am I referring to? CrossFit? ShakeWeights? One Direction? Bacon wrapped figs? None of the above. Besides, everyone knows that Dan is an N’Sync‘er for life. And urban… Read more

Bridging the Gap Between Rehab and Strength and Conditioning

Dean Somerset is like Gandalf. Except Dean doesn’t own a staff (I think), or fight dragons, have a Hobbit for a BFF, or have an affinity for taking long journeys towards mountains with ominous names. In fact, Dean isn’t even a wizard!!  So what the hell? Why am I making the connection? Dean’s a good… Read more

Two Ears, Two Eyes, and One Mouth

We’ve all heard the classic saying/joke relating opinions to assholes. For those unfamiliar, it goes something like this: “Opinions are like assholes. Everybody’s got one and everyone thinks everyone else’s stinks.” Similarly, I find Stephen Colbert’s quote on fact/opinion hilarious (if not entirely true – satire or not – given the world we now live… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 10/3/14

I’m heading down to Washington, DC this weekend for the NSCA Personal Training Conference. It’s the first time I’ve been invited to speak by the NSCA, and, sheepishly, it’s the first time I’ve ever attended an NSCA event. I’ve been certified through the NSCA (first as a CPT, and later as a CSCS) since 2004,… Read more