Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 11/20/20

THE WEEKLY BRIEF UPDATE 1. You can now purchase CORE @ Home for whatever it is you want to pay. During the first quarantine I started a platform where I’d deliver 20-40 minute workouts that could be performed in everyone’s living room using minimal equipment. In all I curated 36 workouts using nothing but bodyweight, bands, and… Read more

Stuff I Struggle With: Installment 1

No need for a witty introduction here. The title says it all. Stuff I Struggle With 1. Writing Periodized Programs for Gen Pop Clients I know this may ruffle a few feathers out there, but I really struggle with the idea of writing periodized (meaning, several weeks or months in advance) training programs for the… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Wall Press Rotation

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Wall Press Rotation When it comes to dealing with hip shenanigans I think we’ve done a pretty solid job as an industry at prioritizing OPEN chain exercises. For those not in the know, open-chain exercises are where… “…the segment furthest away from the body – known as the distal aspect,… Read more

How to Effectively Screen the Squat

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Dr. Michael Mash. I have a legit man-crush on him ever since I’ve started diving into his online resource Barbell Rehab. As the name implies: Its mission is to help barbell athletes (and aficionados) overcome pain and improve performance WITHOUT being forced into “corrective exercise” purgatory. In a sense,… Read more

Appearance on The Performance Hub Podcast

Episode 4: You’re Not Broken, Find Your Trainable Menu I had the pleasure of being invited onto the brand spankin new Performance Hub Podcast hosted by Max Gedge and Coach Karl. These two guys had the lovely timing of opening up a gym in Melbourne, Australia right as COVID-19 was turning all our lives into… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 11/6/20

I think a more appropriate title for this week’s iteration would have been… “Stuff to Read While Trying to Unclench Your Sphincter From Watching the Election Results.” I need a break, you need a break, everyone needs a break. THE WEEKLY BRIEF UPDATE 1. You can now purchase CORE @ Home for whatever it is you want… Read more

1-Minute Deadlift Tip: The Power of the Slow Start

Slow Start Deadlift Whenever someone rounds their back on a deadlift two things happen: A baby seal dies. I have to fight off the urge to throw my face into a fire. Caveats exist, however. Everyone at some point will round their back. Elite lifters will do it – sometimes on purpose – to lock… Read more

Coach and Grow Rich

Fitness professionals are reticent to talk about money. Part of this is because it’s a topic we’re not taught. Ever. I don’t recall the “Financial Savviness” or “SEP IRA” chapter in my NSCA textbook. Too, partly, I think we’ve been programmed to think that we’re “selling out” if we bring up money or that we’d… Read more