Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 10/19/18

I’m currently in Ljubljana, Slovenia. I’m here teaching the (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint with my brother from another mother, Dean Somerset. Man, this is a beautiful country. I mean, take a look at THIS. (<— FYI, not a pic of my biceps). Anyhoo, we’re taking a brief hiatus from walking around and… Read more

The (Other) Most Important Three Words in Strength and Conditioning

NOTE FROM TG: I’m traveling this week – in Europe (if you live Munich, Ljubljana, or Vienna hit me up) – and figured I’d take the opportunity to re-purpose some old content. Enjoy! A few weeks I stole a blog idea from Dean Somerset and highlighted my list of 8 Non-Fitness Books Every Fitness Professional… Read more

Are Compound Movements Actually Making You Stronger?

NOTE FROM TG: I’ll be traveling in Europe for the next ten days and figured this would be a nice opportunity to repurpose some old content that may have been missed the first time around. 1) If you didn’t read this the first time I posted it all I have to say is “pfffffft, whatever.”… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 10/12/18

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

Getting Stronger is Corrective

  “Oh, I forgot to tell you…my previous trainer said I have a winged scapula, my left hip is a bit internally rotated, and that my posture is bad.” This was less than five minutes into an initial assessment with a new client and it took everything I had to prevent my eyeballs from rolling… Read more

It’s Not What You Do, It’s How You Do It: A Better Plank

  I know, I know. Planks. Not the most exciting topic in the world. I may as well post something on photosynthesis trends of oak trees in the Northeast, gas prices, or, I don’t know, what my kid had for breakfast this morning. Everybody performs planks. And 90% of those people perform them incorrectly. Today’s… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: T-Spine Wall Rotation With Lift-Off

  The ability to “access” thoracic extension (and rotation) can be a game changer for a lot of people; especially for those who spend an inordinate amount of time sitting at a desk job. In no particular order, t-spine extension & rotation: Allows the shoulder blades to move, particularly with regards to scapular retraction and… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 10/4/18

I’m in beautiful San Jose, CA this weekend for the RISE Fitness Business Conference. Well, I think San Jose is beautiful; I flew in last night so I haven’t had the opportunity to actually see it. It’s going to be a great weekend networking and listening to the likes of Pat Rigsby, Kellie Davis, Mark… Read more