Quitters Are Winners: When Is It Okay to Give Up?

Hello, hello! I know. It’s not lost on me that I’ve been an abject failure on the “writing new content” side of things. If it’s any consolation I’ve also been lackluster on a few fronts: Calling my mom. Avoiding pizza. Not (not) being jacked. Hugs. My free time has been monopolized by what can only… Read more

The 4 Steps to Never Ending Growth

My good friend and colleague, Gavin McHale, is back with another excellent guest post today. He’s been on a tear of late writing some stellar content for this site. We’re all our own worst enemy, and for many, stepping outside our comfort zones and taking risks (calculated or not) in an attempt to grow our… Read more

Textbook Technique and Why it Doesn’t Exist

It’s not lost on me that the title of this post will raise some eyebrows. The title shouldn’t be taken too literally, because I do feel there are ideal approaches, methodologies, and “rules” to consider when coaching any lift in the weight room. That said, when it comes to exercise technique (or human movement in… Read more

The Importance of Feedback

I am currently galavanting around in my favorite place in the world… …London. I spent the weekend with my good friend Luke Worthington putting on our Strategic Strength Workshop and now I am in Day one of a three day introvert extravaganza. My plan is to do nothing but walk around the city, talk to… Read more

Appearance on the 50 Percent Facts Podcast

I had the lovely opportunity to be invited onto the 50% Facts Podcasts recently hosted by Mike Farr and Jim McDonald. I “met” Jim back in the early 200o’s via the T-Nation.com and RuggedMag.com forums. We eventually met in-person during a group get-together in NYC. This was circa 2004 when meeting people online was becoming… Read more

Opening and Running a Top Class Studio Gym

For the record: “Top class” wasn’t my choice of words to describe my studio. “World Renowned, Michelin Rated, A++, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, Sick Hip-Hop Beats Factory” would have been more like it. Either that or, “Meh.” I don’t know, the essence is somewhere in the middle…haha. Opening & Running a Top Class Studio Gym I was invited… Read more

Progress In the Gym Isn’t Linear

In case the title of this post wasn’t clear enough… …let me repeat (but in capital letters for added emphasis). PROGRESS IN THE GYM ISN’T LINEAR. Sorry, It’s a Fact I wish it wasn’t, but that’s how things work. Well, save for the stark beginner/newbie you can LOOK at a barbell and seemingly grow or… Read more

6 Ways to Instill Success In Your Clients’ Training Programs

The answer is easy: Tell them to add more weight to the barbell. LOLOLOLOL. I’m kidding (sort of). Facetiousness aside, I wanted to spend some time discussing a few strategies you can (hopefully) implement today that will make the training programs you write for your athletes and clients more successful. 6 Ways to Instill Success… Read more