Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 11/2/18

BUT FIRST…CHECK THIS STUFF OUT 1. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Los Angeles, CA This workshop will piggyback on the material Dean Somerset and I covered in the original Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint. We just returned from Slovenia where we taught the course to 40+ fitness professionals from across nine different countries. We received… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Band Resisted Hinge Row

  This edition of Exercises You Should Be Doing puts a little spin on a similar iteration I stole from Joel Seedman a few years back. Or maybe it was John Rusin? Either way, my brain doesn’t work the same way their’s does and I gladly borrowed the idea. It involved adding resistance bands to… Read more

30 Days of Deadlifts: Days 11-20

There are many things in life I enjoy: Dead animal flesh. A good Jason Bourne fight scene. Making my two-year old laugh. Filling my wife’s love tank by making the bed every morning. Few things give me as much jubilation as deadlifts, though. I like performing them, I like coaching them, I like dreaming about… Read more

Favorite Movements For Athletes and Modifications For Adult Athletes

I’m always asked what’s the main difference between training professional athletes and those who think they’re still an athlete. Not much, really.  I still very much prefer to treat my general population clients like athletes – encouraging them to lift, hoist, push, toss, and drag things every which way – if for no other reason… Read more

3 Quickie Programming Notes On the Pullup

Today I wanted to share some quickie thoughts with regards to pull-up/chin-up programming. I firmly believe possessing the ability to perform a pull-up, if not multiple pull-ups, is one of the most rewarding and worthwhile achievements to accomplish in the weight-room. Pull-ups are a fantastic way to measure and gauge relative strength; I.e., your strength… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 10/26/18

BUT FIRST…CHECK THIS STUFF OUT 1. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Los Angeles, CA   This workshop will piggyback on the material Dean Somerset and I covered in the original Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint. We just returned from Slovenia where we taught the course to 40+ fitness professionals from across nine different countries. We… Read more

Appearance On The 3 Things Podcast

  I get invited onto a lot of podcasts. Some are fun to do, while others make me want to voluntarily commit myself to Azkaban Prison. This most recent one I did with Vermont based strength coach, Casey Lee, definitely falls under the umbrella of the former. I like a more casual, conversational approach. Sorta… Read more

5 Exercises to Help You Perform More PullUps Without Doing PullUps

It’s common practice to think the only way to get better at performing pull-ups (especially more of them) is to only do pull-ups. While specificity is important, there’s more than one way to Rome. It’s today’s guest post by The Ultimate Pull-Up Program creator, Meghan Callaway, dives deep into some alternative exercises to add to… Read more