Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 2/26/21

STUFF TO CHECK OUT FIRST 1. Virtual Coaching Competency Workshop – Begins 3/7/21 There’s only one more week left to register for my Virtual Coaching Competency Workshop. I figured chances would be high many attendees would be fighting off the urge to commit seppuku staring at their computer screen for seven straight hours so made the executive… Read more

The One Question I Hate Answering

Hate is a strong word. I generally reserve that word for things like: Mushrooms Kipping pull-ups Attack of the Clones Talking about my feelings White supremacists However, a few weeks ago I received an email asking me a question I really do hate answering. No, it wasn’t asking me to send money to a Nigerian… Read more

A Thoughtful and Reflective Discussion On Postpartum Training

My son, Julian, was born January 31, 2017. Four days later my wife, Lisa, accompanied me to the gym. The workout wasn’t anything crazy. There were no burpees, no deadlifts, no squats; hell I don’t even think there was a barbell involved. If anything, the field trip served as more of a rendezvous back to… Read more

4 Things to Consider When Working With Postpartum Women

I’ve always prided myself in my ability to recognize (and then attempt to address) my knowledge gaps. Understanding functional anatomy? ✅ Peeling back the onion on the importance of breathing mechanics? ✅ Having a better understanding of how to appropriately program plyometrics? ✅ Long division? ❌ One of the best things I did for my… Read more

Calorie Cycling Strategies For Fat Loss

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Nevada based strength & conditioning coach, Travis Hansen.  Travis has contributed several articles to this site in years past and he always impresses me with his diversity in knowledge. (FYI: His ebook, The Complete Speed Encyclopedia, is one of the best resources on the topic I’ve ever read.) NOTE:… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 2/19/21

STUFF TO CHECK OUT FIRST 1. Virtual Coaching Competency Workshop – Coming in March Since I won’t be traveling anytime soon to present, I decided why not bring one of my workshops to YOU? I will be putting on my popular Coaching Competency Workshop this March. I figured chances would be high many attendees would be fighting off… Read more

Do Bad Workouts Exist?

I liken this question to pizza. Is there such a thing as “bad” pizza? Sure, we’ve all had a sub-par slice of pizza here and there. I mean, pizza made in middle-of-no-where Montana cannot be held in the same regard as one born from a brick oven in Manhattan. I have zero doubts the former… Read more

Set Yourself Up For Nutrition Success With a Kitchen Refresh

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Minneapolis based personal trainer and nutrition coach, Megan Schall. Megan’s been a distance coaching client of mine for a number of years (I write her training programs), but is someone I’ve referred many other clients to when they have any nutritional needs or questions. She’s an awesome coach. I’m… Read more