This Article Contains the Best Fitness Hack Ever

Hack = Bullshit (Mostly) It seems you can’t go more than three clicks on the internet before you come across an article highlighting how to “hack” your way to a happy relationship, the job of your dreams, or hours of newfound productivity. In this sense the word hack isn’t referring to someone trying to snake… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 9/21/18

BUT FIRST…CHECK THIS STUFF OUT 1. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Ljubljana, Slovenia AND Los Angeles, CA This workshop will piggyback on the material Dean Somerset and I covered in the original Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint. But now. BUT NOW…… ….It’s the (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint. A bunch of wordsmiths we… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Bench Assisted ValSlide RDL With Reach

I know the name of today’s Exercise You Should Be Doing seems like a mouthful, but I promise it’s easier done than said. More cogent to the point is that it’s one of my new favorite drills to help trainees groove the Single Leg RDL. I’ve Written About This Shit Before I view the Single-Leg… Read more

How Often Should You Strength Train?

Strength training, like anything, is a skill that requires unrelenting practice and consistency. Yet, many treat it with the same dubious cavalierness as, say, making a ham sandwich. Some people think that just because they “kinda sorta” show up in the gym 1x per week that they’ll reap all the benefits and look like The… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 9/14/18

BUT FIRST…CHECK THIS STUFF OUT 1. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Ljubljana, Slovenia AND Los Angeles, CA This workshop will piggyback on the material Dean Somerset and I covered in the original Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint. But now. BUT NOW…… ….It’s the (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint. A bunch of wordsmiths we… Read more

Accessing T-Spine Extension For Healthy Shoulders

There are many things that can make your shoulder(s) hate life. Poor programming balance Less than stellar exercise technique Muscular imbalances Bony adaptations (acromion type Poor scapular kinematics And, for some, we could even make the case for faulty breathing mechanics and/or contralateral hip/ankle mobility restrictions. I try not to get that into the weeds and… Read more

When to Bench Press With Your Feet on the Floor, and When Not To

I received an email awhile back from someone asking a simple question: “What are the reasons one would or would not bench press with their legs on the bench as opposed to the floor? Just personal preference? Back issues?” Tony of a few years back would have been like, “When would someone bench with their… Read more

Ladies: Here’s Why You’re Not Getting Stronger

Today’s a travel day for me. I’m heading back to Boston after spending the weekend in Houston, TX with Dean Somerset teaching our (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint workshop. Pinch writing for me today is Lana Sova, personal trainer and competitive power lifter based out of Boston, MA. Enjoy. Ladies: Here’s Why You’re… Read more