Monthly Archives: June 2015

Injuries Happen. Here’s How To Deal With It

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Dallas based personal trainer, Shane McLean. Shane’s an avid commenter on this website and passionate coach. Today he discusses injuries and how to best deal with them. Enjoy! Shit Injuries Happen. Here’s How To Deal With It Ever played Whack-A-Mole? Those smiling, annoying critters pop up faster than you… Read more

A Day With Alex Viada: And How To Feel Like the Weakest, Slowest, and Smallest Human Being Ever

We had the pleasure of hosting Alex Viada, owner and President of Complete Human Performance and author of The Hybrid Athlete – this past weekend at Cressey Sports Performance. You’ve seen his name pop up here and there on this site – most notably in an article I wrote recently titled You Down With GPP?… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 6/26/15

Just like last week, I wanted to take a few moments to highlight a few things coming up on my itinerary that many of you may be interested in. First up: the official “first look” wedding picture from mine and Lisa’s wedding. I’m a little biased, but that’s pretty much the best wedding picture ever… Read more

The Trainer-Client Relationship

Q: Hey TG- I’ll keep this short and sweet. So I’ve got a couple clients that have asked the awkward question “will I ever be able to do a pullup?” I really don’t like telling people what they can’t do. They come to me for solutions, ya know? Anyways, how do you approach the question and a)maintain… Read more

Assessing Our Assessments: Shoulder Flexion

Assessment. It’s a powerful word. A daunting word. A ten letter word. A word that means different things to different people. But the word itself implies you’re assessing something. So, what is it? Well, given this is a fitness website it stands to reason that when I say the word “assessment” I’m not referring to… Read more

Glutton Free: No, That’s Not a Typo

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of San Antonio based personal trainer, Jonathan Acosta. Some of you may remember a previous post Jonathan wrote for this site – Carbohydrate Rotation Revamped – which was big hit. Today he covers gluten. But not in a way that’s going to wave his uppity, yoga class going, Prius driving,… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 6/19/15

Okay, so, before we get to this week’s list of stuff to read I wanted to address some housekeeping items first. 1. Elite Training Workshop – Boston There’s less than two weeks left for early bird registration for the Elite Training Workshop here in Boston featuring myself, Mike Reinold (his facility, Champion Physical Therapy &… Read more

I Encourage You To Fail

I’m going to fill you in on a little TG trivia from back in the day. And it’s something I’m not too proud of. I failed my driver’s license exam…twice. Yeah, yeah…..ha, ha, ha. Laugh it up. I deserve it. I didn’t get my license until I was 18. Which, in hindsight, wasn’t the end… Read more