Monthly Archives: August 2020

Appearance on the Strength Chat Podcast

First Things First Anyone else start watching Cobra Kai on Netflix this past weekend? Man, what a delightful piece of nostalgia that was/is. I’m only two episodes in, but all it took was 20 seconds for me to have the widest smile on my face I could possibly have. My wife wanted nothing to do… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 8/28/20

THE WEEKLY BRIEF UPDATE 1. #Achillesgate2020 Update I started doing standing calf-raises in rehab this week. That’s something. Onward! 2. You can now purchase CORE @ Home for whatever it is you want to pay. During quarantine I started a platform where I’d deliver 20-40 minute workouts that could be performed in everyone’s living room using minimal… Read more


I’ve been writing training programs since 2002, and in that time I’d say I’ve written roughly 10,717 of them. Not coincidentally that’s also the total number of times I’ve wanted to toss my face into an ax whenever someone waxes poetic on their 1) killer CrossFit workout and/or 2) keto diet. We get it, you’re… Read more

60 Second Deadlift Tip: The Trap Bar Counts As Deadlifting

“Home base” for most lifters can and should be the trap-bar deadlift. There, I Said It. Come at Me, Internet Trolls I remember a few years back when I was still coaching at Cressey Sports Performance another trainer who was there observing for the day walked up to make casual conversation and to ask a… Read more

8 Innovative Exercises For Stronger Hip Flexors and Adductors: A Collaboration with Meghan Callaway

  Recently the indelible, delightful, and impressive Meghan Callaway and I collaborated on a series where we each shared four innovative exercises for both the hip flexors and adductors. As far as duos go, we rank somewhere in between peanut butter & jelly and Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga. Check em out. You Won’t Believe… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 8/21/20

THE WEEKLY BRIEF UPDATE 1. #Achillesgate2020 Update Nothing too too new to brag about this week other than I WAS CLEARED TO DRIVE MOTHERFUCKAS. Up until this past Tuesday I hadn’t been behind the wheel of a car since May 23rd. My wife has been carting me everywhere. Babe, I need to go to work!… Read more

The Art of Distraction

You ever head to the gym, get there, and then all you want to do is leave? No matter how hard you try you just can’t muster the mojo to get going and preserver through a training session. I had one of those days yesterday, actually. I stayed and swallowed a somewhat decent session down,… Read more

60 Second Deadlift Tip: Squeeze the Orange

I often tell people that what “connects” you to the barbell during the deadlift isn’t your hands. Rather, it’s your lats. Having the ability to engage them and firing on all cylinders during the set-up and execution has profound ramifications on deadlift technique and performance. The thing is: For some trainees, asking him or her… Read more