Monthly Archives: March 2015

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 3/30/15

Just a brief word expressing my gratitude and thanks to everyone who attended the 2nd Annual Strength and Conditioning Symposium at SUNY Cortland this past weekend in Cortland, NY. It was a stellar line-up of presenters including myself, Nick Tumminello, Mark Fisher, John Gaglione, and Joy Victoria. In freakin Cortland, NY. Don’t know where that… Read more

Cleaning Up the Turkish Get-Up: Stuff People Gloss Over Because They’re Too Cool

“What does this THING even do anyways?!” That’s pretty much the standard reaction/question I receive every time I have a client or athlete perform a Turkish get-up. What’s the big deal anyways, right? You take a cannonball looking thingamajig, hold it in your hand, and stand up with it. La-dee-freakin-da.   There was a time,… Read more

The Key to Program Design. Diamonds?

I’m heading to my alma mater this weekend to take part in the 2nd Annual Strength & Conditioning/Personal Training Symposium at SUNY Cortland. I – along with my colleagues Nick Tumminello, Mark Fisher, John Gaglione, and Joy Victoria – will be speaking to undergrad and graduate students (in addition to the event being open to… Read more

Pause Your Lifts For Better Performance

I was teaching a workshop not long ago, and the topic of corrective exercise came up. It’s a term some fitness professionals live by, and often make their living bastardizing. It’s also a term that makes some fitness professionals – including myself – want to jump into a live volcano. All you have to do… Read more

Affiliate Marketing: Worse Than Ebola, Hitler and Gluten Combined

Let first state for the record that: 1. I generally avoid confrontation. In fact I hate it. 2. I’ve long ago accepted that no one can make everyone happy, and that by choosing to make myself more of a public figure with my writing and speaking, that it opens up the flood gates to (more)… Read more

The Forgotten Quality of the Fitness Industry

I’d like to start with a story. It involves a temple, a monk, a woman, and her small child. (Sorry, this story doesn’t begin with your standard “a cowboy, rabbi, and turtle walk into a bar…..”) It’s a story I originally heard from strength coach Martin Rooney and few years ago, and it’s a story… Read more

Day 10: Sydney Seminar

Tony and I were up at 6:30 and headed down to the hotel breakfast. Cereal, toast, milk, vegemite. None of which was appealing to me. After we ate Tony got all ready and pretty, and off we went to iPT Australia, just up the block. Note from TG: any aspiring fitness professionals in Australia should… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Birddog With Band RNT

I have two words for you: Jet Lagged. After three movies, a Twin Peaks marathon (because, why not?) and far too many Tim Tams to count,Lisa and I made it back to Boston from Sydney after a marathon 27 hour travel extravaganza. We landed at Logan at 7 PM, were in our apartment by 8,… Read more