3 Psych Skills for Strength Training

Don’t Roll Your Eyes. This Stuff Works It was a beautiful Fall day in Boston. My wife and I were walking home one night after running a few errands and she could sense I was a bit “off.” I hadn’t spoken much, which, in of itself wasn’t unusual. But as we were crossing the street,… Read more

4 Ways to Become a Better Fitness Writer

I recognize this post won’t resonate with some of you reading. For many a post about fitness writing is about as exciting as watching NASCAR or, I don’t know, a documentary about tree bark. That said, I have long championed the idea that the ability to write – and write well – is an undervalued… Read more

2 More Ways to Stand Out With Integrity in an Industry That Has Little

Last week my friend and colleague, Jill Coleman, wrote a wonderful piece titled “8 Ways to Stand Out With Integrity  in an Industry That Has Little.” You can check it out HERE. I thought it was the bees knees…and 1) I’m sorry for using the phrase “bees knees,” and 2) I shared it here on… Read more

Stop Corrective Exercising People to Death

There’s a prevailing thought in the fitness industry – particularly amongst personal trainers and coaches – that everyone we come across is somehow broken or dysfunctional, and that in order to make things “right” we have to resort to an onslaught of endless corrective exercise protocols before a barbell is even looked at. You know:… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 11/22/19

BUT FIRST…I’M LIKE, REALLY, REALLY IMPORTANT 1. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Athens, Greece: Saturday, Feb 29th & Sunday, March 1st, 2020 This will be the first leg of mine and Dean Somerset’s European extravaganza in early 2020. The second leg will take place in… 2. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Maidenhead, U.K:… Read more

6 Nutrition Tips to Follow When You Don’t Want to Count Calories

There are many things I’d rather do than spend my days meticulously counting calories. I understand its importance given certain individual’s goals. Whether it’s to shed “x” pounds of fat or maybe for health related reasons, counting calories is often a necessity for some people. That said, speaking personally, and in no specific order, I’d… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 11/15/19

BUT FIRST…I’M LIKE, REALLY, REALLY IMPORTANT 1. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Athens, Greece: Saturday, Feb 29th & Sunday, March 1st, 2020 This will be the first leg of mine and Dean Somerset’s European extravaganza in early 2020. The second leg will take place in… 2. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Maidenhead, U.K:… Read more

How to Write Effective Training Programs: Foul Shots and Whiteboards

I’ve had a rash of fitness professionals reaching out of late asking the same question in varying iterations; a question, mind you, that I think every fitness professional ponders at some point: When the hell is someone going to green-light a sequel to Over the Top? Okay, in all seriousness: I’ve had several young/aspiring coaches… Read more