Scientist Are Really Smart?

According to this story published in Reuters Health a few weeks ago, researchers in Italy discovered that an individual’s body fat determines need for weight loss. “Measuring body fat, rather than body mass index (BMI), appears to more accurately identify people who need lifestyle interventions to lose weight, study findings suggest.” Wow, that just blew… Read more

The Sweet Taste of Victory

As a scholarship athlete, Jon works a few hours per week at the facility doing odd jobs for us. Some of his duties include cleaning equipment, picking up weights, and building stuff like our “crash wall” for the sprint track. Each day that he comes to work, there’s a list of “things to do” for… Read more

Exercises I Hate (The Leg Press)

Lets be honest. People tend to gravitate towards the leg press because, well, it’s easy. Warning: the video below is 32 seconds of your life that you will never get back and you may have a strong urge to pour battery acid over your eyes. I don’t know which made me laugh more. The fact… Read more

Post-Exercise Carbohydrates

Many people ask what I like to do in my spare time. While my days are typically jam packed helping baby seals find their mothers, teaching orphans how to read, and reciting poetry in Boston Common with my shirt off; I also like to set aside a few minutes each day to discuss some common… Read more

3D Stretching

If you’re like me, whenever someone mentions “3D” you automatically think of how awesome it would be if IMAX ever decided to release a full length feature devoted entirely to Kim Kardashian’s badonkadonk. For those who aren’t familiar with the term, a badonkadonk is a noun used to describe buttocks of exceptional quality and bounce…. Read more

Super Bowl Cheesecake

Wow, what a Super Bowl. *What an upset. I’m not going to lie, I totally had a slice (or five) of pizza. I know, small potatoes compared to what most people ate that day. But unlike the majority of Americans, I didn’t use the Super Bowl as an excuse to go wild and gorge myself… Read more

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Reality Check

Part of my job as a strength coach and trainer is to save people time. That is, to help people achieve the results they’re looking for in the shortest amount of time possible. Conversely, part of my job as an honorary member of the “Secret Society of Jedi Knights” is to be awesome and make… Read more