Monthly Archives: January 2016

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 1/29/16

I’m sitting here at home in the throes of the dreaded “window” you’re given when you’re expecting delivery on something. In this case it’s furniture my wife and I ordered a few weeks ago. 8-2 is what I was told. And all I can think about is that I’m going to end up looking like… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Dumbbell Squeeze Press

A little over a week ago I posted an article titled My Pecs Could Win a Fight Vs. a Tank Are Compound Movements Actually Making You Stronger? In it I made the case that: 1) Compound movements (deadlift, squat, bench press, rows, chin-ups, etc) should encompass the base for most weight training programs regardless of… Read more

Why Eating With Your Non-Dominant Hand Can Help With Weight Loss

Everyone has ran into a situation where they have had great intentions to eat healthy but somehow find themselves mindlessly reaching for a bag of chips or ice cream rather than the fruit or vegetables they had planned on eating. By the time they realize what they are doing half the bag or carton is… Read more

Using External Cueing To Improve Linear Acceleration

“I’m not fast, but I like to pretend I am on the internet.” Me Okay, I’m kinda fast. Well, I mean, as far as 39 year olds who are roughly 15 years removed from playing any competitive sports are concerned, I’m lightening quick. Besides, baldness increases aerodynamics right? Truth be told: as a strength and… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 1/22/16

My wife left for Florida last weekend for a Jedi mind-trick psychology conference, and I’ve taken full advantage of her absence living the bachelor lifestyle as a result. Note to Lisa (if you’re reading this): these will be taken care of before you come back. Promise. I love my wife, and I love spending time with… Read more

Strength Starts Here: Breath, Control, Express Badassery

I always enjoy when I have the opportunity to introduce my readers to someone new; coach’s who are “in the trenches,” doing great things, and are well articulate in conveying their message. Ladies and gentlemen I give you Chris Abbott. He’s a coach and gym owner based in Chicago. As it happened, he sent me… Read more

Become a Certified Speed and Agility Coach: Like, a Real One, And Not Just Someone Who Sets Up a Speed Ladder

Yesterday renowned speed and agility coach, Lee Taft, released his new course Certified Speed and Agility Coach (CSAC). As the name implies, it’s a certification. Eric Cressey wrote a well-written article yesterday on his blog elucidating the meaning of that word…certification. Are certifications worth investing in? Which ones are the best? Which ones are the… Read more

Home Gym Basics: What You Need To Kick-Ass In the Comfort of Your Own Home or Studio

Full Disclosure: I, in fact, do not workout in my own home gym.. Photo Credit: Guy I hate who’s home gym this is. Pretty badass if you ask me. I did, however, make a career adjustment within the last few months and am now doing the bulk of my coaching/training out of a small studio… Read more