You Can’t Out Train a Poor Diet

Admit it, your Thanksgiving was spectacular. Even though you would rather drink laundry detergent than torture yourself with another slice of Aunt Jane’s mince meat pie; or I don’t know, listen to a Britney Spears album rather than listen to your dad tell the same story of how he caught three touchdown passes in a… Read more

Happy Thanksgiving

Just wanted to take this opportunity to say I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. I also wanted to take this opportunity to say thanks to all of those who read this blog on a daily basis. It’s somewhat humbling to know that there are people out there who want to read what I have… Read more

Ever Wonder Why You’re Not Losing Fat?

My friend Leigh Peele, author of The Fat Loss Troubleshoot made this video a few days ago and I thought I would share it with you. It’s about 3:30 minutes long, but WELL worth the time. Needless to say, it’s completely true. Wanna know what else is completely true? I was pulled over by a… Read more

Eric Cressey= Nostradamas

My good friend Eric Cressey wrote an article not too long ago titled “Are You Doing Stupid Stuff in the Gym?.” In it he claimed that any healthy male under the age of 50 can and should be able to deadlift at least 400 lbs within two years of proper training; sometimes even faster than… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing (Pallof Press)

Everyone is always looking for a new way to train their “core.” One of my favorite movements is the Pallof Press. Here, we’re training core stability (or anti-rotation), which is the main function of the abdominals in the first place (not trunk flexion: ie, crunches). Key Points to Remember: 1. Stand perpendicular to the apparatus… Read more

Head, Shoulders, Knees Over Toes

Myth: The knees should never project ahead of the toes during any exercise. In a study titled, “How many clueless aerobic instructors and personal trainers still follow this archaic nonsense,” done by The Journal of Stupidity, it was shown that a vast majority of fitness professionals still believe the above myth to be true. Matter… Read more

Quote of the Day

Recently at Cressey Performance, we started a “Quote of the Day” board. They range from anything inspirational: “The only time success comes before work is the dictionary,” (from legendary football coach Vince Lombardi) to motivating: “There’s two things female athletes need; balls and hamstrings. And since girls don’t have balls, they need more hamstrings,” (Eric… Read more

Strength Training for Endurance Athletes

The link below is an interview I did a few months ago for John Kuhlman regarding endurance athletes (or anyone who is a recreational jogger, biker, etc) and their reluctance to include more strength training into their programming. Lets face it, you’re more likely to find the Abominable Snowman making snow angels in your backyard… Read more