Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 2/5/21

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 over the span of three weekends. I figured chances would be high… Read more

1-Minute Deadlift Tip: Connect the Barbell to Your Lats

Connect the Barbell to Your Lats Admittedly, this seems a bit strange to say given we have two HANDS to grab onto the barbell with. However the LATS are a key player in “connecting” us to the barbell during deadlifts. It ensures more full-body tension, but also hands (👈 HA, see what I did there?)… Read more

Why the Soft Skills of Coaching Matter

Which is the more valuable skill to have as a coach or personal trainer: The Nuts & Bolts (I.e., turning people into deadlifting Terminators)? The Soft Skills (I.e., fostering “connection” with clients/athletes)? Biceps (I.e., biceps)? Okay, taking biceps out of the conversation (because that’s the right answer), I think both – nuts & bolts and… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 1/29/21

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 over the span of three weekends. I figured chances would be high many… Read more

Find Your Entry Point: How to Train Around an Injury

If you make a habit of lifting heavy things it’s inevitable you’ll likely experience a few setbacks along the way. These can range anywhere from the “no big deals” (bloody shins from deadlifting, shoulder niggle) to the dire (disc herniation, explosive diarrhea). …or worse case, forgetting your squat shoes on squat day. Suffice to say:… Read more

Confessions of a Strength Coach: Come At Me, Bro 2021 Edition

Full Disclosure: Friend and colleague, Mike Perry, serves as inspiration for today’s post. He posted something very similar on his various social media feeds last week and I was inspired to toss in my two cents on the matter after reading his list. Send any hate mail to: relax@thisisntanindictmentonyourcharacterifyouhappentodisagreewithme.com If for some reason the email… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 1/22/21

STUFF TO CHECK OUT FIRST 1. Virtual Coaching Competency Workshop – 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 over the span of three weekends. I figured chances would be high many attendees would… Read more

Showcasing Strong

What is strong? That’s a good question, and one I feel I don’t have a concise way of answering. I mean, some questions are a cinch to answer: Q: What would be your weapon of choice during the zombie apocalypse? A: Easy. Samurai sword. Q: If you could pick one career to have what would… Read more