How Often Should You Strength Train?

Strength training, like anything, is a skill that requires unrelenting practice and consistency. Yet, many treat it with the same dubious cavalierness as, say, making a ham sandwich. Some people think that just because they “kinda sorta” show up in the gym 1x per week that they’ll reap all the benefits and look like The… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 9/14/18

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

Accessing T-Spine Extension For Healthy Shoulders

There are many things that can make your shoulder(s) hate life. Poor programming balance Less than stellar exercise technique Muscular imbalances Bony adaptations (acromion type Poor scapular kinematics And, for some, we could even make the case for faulty breathing mechanics and/or contralateral hip/ankle mobility restrictions. I try not to get that into the weeds and… Read more

When to Bench Press With Your Feet on the Floor, and When Not To

I received an email awhile back from someone asking a simple question: “What are the reasons one would or would not bench press with their legs on the bench as opposed to the floor? Just personal preference? Back issues?” Tony of a few years back would have been like, “When would someone bench with their… Read more

Ladies: Here’s Why You’re Not Getting Stronger

Today’s a travel day for me. I’m heading back to Boston after spending the weekend in Houston, TX with Dean Somerset teaching our (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint workshop. Pinch writing for me today is Lana Sova, personal trainer and competitive power lifter based out of Boston, MA. Enjoy. Ladies: Here’s Why You’re… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 9/7/18

BUT FIRST…CHECK THIS STUFF OUT 1. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Upcoming Locations Below 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 are. With this… Read more

6 Reasons to Consider the Semi-Private Training Model

I started my career as a personal trainer back in 2002. To give a little perspective on how long ago that was: Joe Millionaire was one of the top-rated television shows that year. The standard reaction to anyone requesting almond milk was one of two things: 1) a cold, blank stare into the abyss or… Read more

Appearance On the Empowered Body Podcast: Coaching Gen’ Pop’ Clients to Be Strong

It’s Labor Day and I’m going to keep this brief. However, on a completely un-related note before I begin: My wife and I binged watched Jack Ryan over the weekend on Amazon. As in, as soon as Julian went to bed on Fri-Sat-Sun night, I cartwheeled out of the hallway, yelled “LET’S DO THIS,” and… Read more