Monthly Archives: October 2015

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 10/30/15

I kid you not, as I type these words I am sitting in my apartment waiting for the delivery guys from Sleepy’s to drop off the new mattress Lisa and I bought the other night. Not that any of you reading are in any way interested in mine and Lisa’s sleep quality, but she’s had… Read more

Exercise Variety Is Making You Weak

The term “muscle confusion” is, well, confusing to me. I understand in the most general of context it refers to muscle building and growth. Cool. Getting strong is part of building muscle as well, and I feel too much exercise variety is hurting everyone’s gains. Don’t get me wrong: I’m not adamantly against the idea… Read more

Why I Dislike the American Kettlebell Swing

To any overly patriotic or political zealots out there who may have misread, note the title does not say “Why I dislike America.” To everyone else, notice too that the title doesn’t say “I hate the American kettlebell swing.” Hate is such a strong word anyways; more appropriately reserved for things like Hitler, ebola, global warming,… Read more

Diet vs. Habit Based Nutritional Coaching

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Missouri based personal trainer, Stevan Freeborn. I don’t provide nearly enough nutritional content on this site, so it’s nice whenever I have the chance to have someone with more experience on topic shed some light. Enjoy! Restriction, Restriction, Restriction. That’s the name of the game for most people when… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 10/23/15

Some big things happening in the next 48 hours. For starters I’ll officially be open for business and taking on new clients at my new spot in Boston. I’ve spent the past few weeks getting my ducks in a row purchasing equipment and getting some semblance of “systems” set in place to help organize things…. Read more

Where Fitness Professionals Go Wrong When Training Women

Anyone’s who read for any length of time knows I’m passionate about a number of things: 1. Deadlifts 2. Beef Jerky (or any dead animal flesh really. Except eel. Or octopus. Or snail. Basically it needs to have legs if I’m going to eat it). 3. Star Wars 4. My Cat 5. Helping to reverse… Read more

The Low Bar Squat

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Thomas Campitelli, a Starting Strength Coach and one of Mark Rippetoe’s lead lecturers for his Starting Strength Seminars. A Brief Backstory: A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away Back in early September, Cressey Sports Performance coach, Tony Bonvechio, wrote THIS article for my site explaining some of… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 10/16/15

I’m heading to Chicago this weekend to meet up with Dean Somerset for our Complete Shoulder & Hip Workshop. NOTE: We’ll be in LA the weekend of November 14th (go HERE for more info). It’s my first time visiting Chicago, and my wife, Lisa, is tagging along. We’re making an extended stay out of it… Read more