Complete Deadlift Warm-Up

If you missed the previous installments of this series from Massachusetts based strength & conditioning coach, Matthew Ibrahim, you can check them out in the links below: Complete Squat Warm-Up – HERE. Complete Bench Press Warm-Up – HERE. Lets  dive into the deadlift. Complete Deadlift Warm-Up One of the top priorities to focus on when… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 3/15/19

1. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – 2019 Locations & Dates Philadelphia, PA: April 27-28th (<– EARLY BIRD rate ending in 3 weeks). Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: May 25-26th Sydney, Australia: July 13-14th Melbourne, Australia: July 20-21st This workshop will piggyback on the material Dean Somerset and I covered in the original Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint. With this iteration, though, we’ll… Read more

How to Get Your Clients to Work Harder

I often say that what bogs down most fitness professionals, and what often causes the most stress, isn’t the x’s and o’s of program design, assessment, or breaking down the Creatine phosphorylation cycle. Nor is it the ability to break down squat or overhead pressing technique. Most coaches/trainers can do all the above without blinking… Read more

Does Vegan Nutrition Make You a Better Athlete?

Humans are very tribal, and especially so when it comes to their nutritional preferences: Paleo vs. Keto vs. Vegan vs. Jets vs. Sharks vs. Decepticons. It’s crazy out there. In lieu of the release of his new book, Athletic Nutrition 101, regular TG.com contributor, Travis Hansen, sent me this fantastic blog post the other day… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 3/7/19

A day earlier than usual. I’m on vacation. Deal with it… BUT FIRST…CHECK THIS STUFF OUT 1. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – 2019 Locations & Dates Philadelphia, PA: April 27-28th (<– EARLY BIRD rate ending soon). Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: May 25-26th Sydney, Australia: July 13-14th Melbourne, Australia: July 20-21st This workshop will piggyback on the material Dean Somerset… Read more

Complete Squat Warm Up

Last week I shared an article from strength & conditioning coach, Matthew Ibrahim, appropriately titled Complete Bench Press Warm Up. You can check it out HERE. Today Matthew is back covering the squat. Complete Squat Warm-Up One of the top priorities to focus on when warming up prior to performing your squat in training is… Read more

The Barbell Life Podcast

I had the opportunity to hop onto The Barbell Life Podcast with my man Travis Mash recently.   Travis is an amazing coach – he recently posted a video of one of his 15-year old athletes smoking a 450 lb front squat (no big deal) – and I was honored to be invited onto his… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 3/1/19

Lisa, Julian, and myself are heading down to Florida this weekend for a little vacation. See ya! PS: Don’t worry: I’ll have a scattering of blog posts and guest posts all next week lined up. I don’t want you to miss me too much. BUT FIRST…CHECK THIS STUFF OUT 1. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip… Read more