Monthly Archives: August 2020

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 8/14/20

THE WEEKLY BRIEF UPDATE 1. #Achillesgate2020 Update I’m out of the boot! Well, kinda. In the past week I’ve spent a little more time out of the boot walking around the apartment and occasionally living live dangerously and walking around the neighborhood. It seemingly took me a week to walk to the bank and back… Read more

Minutia About Me

A few weeks ago a good friend and colleague of mine, Andrew Coates, took some time on his Facebook page to note that he’s not just this 6’2″ 260 lb behemoth of a human being who likes to lift heavy things. He’s a lot of other things too. Canadian, for example…;o) So, I figured since… Read more

CORE at Home: Pay What You Want

When COVID unveiled its ugly head this past winter and forced the health/wellness industry to shut down I did what every fitness professional did: Hyperventilated into a paper bag. But after that, I did the second most germane thing: Watched the entirety of Ozark on Netflix. But after that, I created CORE @ Home: A… Read more

60 Second Deadlift Tip: Push, Not Pull

We often think of the deadlift as a pulling exercise, and that’s true. But it’s also very much a pushing exercise. Push, Not Pull In the most rudimentary sense the deadlift can best be described as an action where one bends over at the waist, wraps his or her’s hands around a barbell, and then… Read more

More Than Fitness Podcast

I was recently invited onto the More Than Fitness Podcast hosted by Matt McLeod. As you can likely surmise from the title of the show… …we chatted about more than fitness. Staying Calm Through Uncertainty, Becoming a Successful Coach, & Daily Routines I really enjoyed the conversation Matt and I had centered around COVID and… Read more

60 Second Deadlift Tip: The Wedge

Success with the deadlift will always be tethered to having a masterful setup. If you start in a poor position, you’re probably going to have a poor deadlift. And no friends. It sucks. The Wedge When it comes to the setup, however, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. In this instance we’re all special snowflakes with varying… Read more

Building and Sustaining Resilience

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Dr. Lisa Lewis (AKA my wife). Earlier this year she released her Psych Skills for Fitness Professionals course which was designed to help fill a gap where many fitness professionals lack formal education: psychology, motivation, and the “softer skills” needed to coach effectively and help clients attain their goals…. Read more