Monthly Archives: April 2016

Exercises You Should Be Doing: 1-Arm Landmine Reverse Lunge

It’s Patriot’s Day today in Boston. What’s Patriot’s Day you ask? Multiple choice: 1) A civic holiday commemorating the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War on April 19, 1775? 2) Tom Brady’s birthday? HINT: It’s the former. Patriot’s Day is also the day the Boston… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 4/15/16

FINALLY…I weekend of no travel. Not that I’m complaining. I actually like to travel and enjoy the opportunities I get to visit various cities and towns, meet new people, and catch up with old friends/colleagues. It’s just, you know, sometimes you feel like you’ve been run over by a Mack truck. So I’m really looking… Read more

Guest Appearance on the Ask Mike Reinold Show

I had the pleasure of being invited onto the Ask Mike Reinold Show recently. Mike’s someone I respect a ton and have had the pleasure of interacting and working with for several years. He and his staff over at Champion Physical Therapy and Performance are top-notch and I was super excited to have the opportunity… Read more

The Power of Test, Re-Test: How to Supercharge and Add Value to Your Assessment

During the Complete Hip & Shoulder Workshop in Seattle last weekend I spoke on the importance of the test/re-test concept with regards to assessment. It’s nothing fancy or elaborate. You test something – whether it be range of motion or maybe a strength discrepancy – implement a “corrective” modality if something’s deemed out of whack,… Read more

Are We Men?

Note From TG: Today’s guest post comes from good friend, Todd Bumgardner. Todd’s written several articles for this site, and when he reached out recently asking me if he could write something I, of course, obliged. After all, Todd was the inspiration behind THIS post I wrote several months ago which resonated with many people… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 4/8/16

I’m currently 34,000 feet in the air as I type these words. I’m on my way to Seattle to meet up with my boy, Dean Somerset, so he and I can teach our 2-day Complete Hip & Shoulder Workshop. (< — be sure to go HERE to check for future CHSW dates and other speaking… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Rock the Boat

With apologies to any 90s hip-hop and R&B fans, today’s exercise has nothing to do with Aaliyah’s hit “Rock the Boat.” OMG – such a classic song. I listen to this song – as well as other songs from all her albums (Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number, One in a Million, Aaliyah) – and can’t… Read more

Jump Your Way to Power Development

I am not a perfect coach. While I feel I’m above average in my abilities, I’ll be the first to admit I have many “gaps” in my knowledge-base. Some things I’m good at: coaching the barbell lifts, assessment, hand-to-hand combat vs. zombies. Some things, not so much: Olympic lifting, speed and jump training. I’ve written… Read more