Plant Protein Paradox

It was a pleasant surprise to have an email waiting for me this morning from Dr. Mike T. Nelson asking if I’d be interesting in posting this article up on my website? “Does He-Man give zero shits about rocking a bowl cut?” Of course I’d be interested. The animal protein vs. plant-based protein debate is… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 12/7/18

BUT FIRST…CHECK THIS STUFF OUT 1. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – 2019 Dates 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 be going a bit deeper into the coaching and programming side of things: How to program around… Read more

2 New Podcast Appearances

Nothing, and I mean NOTHING, on the internet will top THIS clip of Wu-Tang Clan performing a 20-minute tiny desk concert covering some of their greatest hits. I mean, don’t get me wrong: I hope you take some time to listen to the two podcast appearances below (one of which is a joint episode I… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Band Resisted Kettlebell Deadlift

One of my biggest pet peeves about the fitness industry are those people who tend to be absolutists about stuff. They feel that just because something worked for them that it must mean it’ll apply to everyone, and you’re an idiot or inept if you feel otherwise: You have to back squat if you want… Read more

The Subtle Art of Shutting Up and Listening

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of TG.com regular, and my 1-day-per-week training partner, Justin Kompf. Listening, I mean really listening, is a learned skill and takes a lot of (purposeful) practice to master. Those who are able to so, however, are often the ones who separate themselves from the masses in the fitness industry. This… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 11/30/18

It’s my 42nd Birthday today. KNEEL BEFORE ZOD!!! I’d like to sit here and say I have something cool planned today – like watching a Jason Bourne marathon, or, I don’t know, going to Sears – but, honestly, it’s just a normal Friday for me today. Writing programs, writing this blog, training, and then maybe… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Hip Flexed Landmine RDL to Reach

Sometimes I think my brain sucks. I’ll be the first to admit I don’t consider myself an innovator in the fitness industry. My talents lie in taking other people’s information, letting things ruminate for a bit, figuring out how it may apply to my clients, then adding my own spin or take, in addition to… Read more

The Problems With Youth Fitness. With Solutions

I’ve got a guest post from Baltimore based strength & conditioning coach, Erica Suter today. She’s someone I respect a lot not only for her writing prowess (she gives me a run for my money with Lord of the Rings references), but also for her steadfastness in sticking to her guns. She could easily train… Read more