Monthly Archives: November 2018

Squat Down, Not Back

What follows is what works for ME and MY clients. This shouldn’t be taken as a personal attack against YOU, your favorite coach, or any methodology that’s seemingly at odds with my point of view. By all accounts you’re still a decent human being, even if you happen to disagree with what I’m about to… Read more

30 Days of Deadlifts: Days 21-30

The Trilogy Ends 30 Days 30 tips, insights, and suggestions on the deadlift. 3 articles. I want to thank T-Nation.com (in particular Chris Shugart) for taking the time to edit this series and for making me look and sound competent. Dare I say, this series deserves a PULLitzer?…;o) Here’s Part III. Enjoy. —> No Diggidy,… Read more

The Inundation of Corrective Exercise In Strength and Conditioning Makes Me Want to Throw My Face Into a Brick Wall

Just to help calm the waters: I am not anti “corrective exercise.” And I am not really going to throw my face into a brick wall. I respect and can appreciate that, sometimes, our jobs as fitness professionals require us to pump the brakes and to venture down the corrective exercise rabbit hole. Some people… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 11/2/18

BUT FIRST…CHECK THIS STUFF OUT 1. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Los Angeles, CA This workshop will piggyback on the material Dean Somerset and I covered in the original Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint. We just returned from Slovenia where we taught the course to 40+ fitness professionals from across nine different countries. We received… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Band Resisted Hinge Row

  This edition of Exercises You Should Be Doing puts a little spin on a similar iteration I stole from Joel Seedman a few years back. Or maybe it was John Rusin? Either way, my brain doesn’t work the same way their’s does and I gladly borrowed the idea. It involved adding resistance bands to… Read more