Workshop Announcement: De-Constructing the Deadlift and Squat

If there’s one thing I’m known for it’s my affinity for Lord of the Rings, cheese, cute kitty pictures, and killer groutfits, But outside of those, if there’s one thing I’m known for it’s my man-crush on anything & everything related to the deadlift. I’m partnering with Brad Cox of ACUMobility to put on all-encompassing… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 12/13/19

BUT FIRST…I’M LIKE, REALLY, REALLY IMPORTANT 1. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Athens, Greece: Saturday, Feb 29th & Sunday, March 1st, 2020 This will be the first leg of mine and Dean Somerset’s European extravaganza in early 2020. The second leg will take place in… 2. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Maidenhead, U.K:… Read more

Go to Bed: Routine, Sleep Hygiene, and Other Stuff to Consider

Full Disclosure: I’m an awesome sleeper. I’m awesome at a lot of things – deadlifting, eating eggs, throwing a vicious split-finger fastball, the board game Stratego, coloring – but sleeping is my jam. My wife often jokes that my side of the bed is my version of the Fortress of Solitude. As soon I’m horizontal… Read more

How to Tell If You’re Getting Stronger in the Gym

Granted I’m biased, but I truly feel making a concerted effort to get strong(er) in the gym is the way to go for most people. Strength is the base for pretty much everything; it’s the “thing” that most all other attributes we strive to improve upon is tethered to Speed, power, endurance, Laser Tag world… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 12/6/19

BUT FIRST…I’M LIKE, REALLY, REALLY IMPORTANT 1. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Athens, Greece: Saturday, Feb 29th & Sunday, March 1st, 2020 This will be the first leg of mine and Dean Somerset’s European extravaganza in early 2020. The second leg will take place in… 2. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Maidenhead, U.K:… Read more

3 Psych Skills for Strength Training

Don’t Roll Your Eyes. This Stuff Works It was a beautiful Fall day in Boston. My wife and I were walking home one night after running a few errands and she could sense I was a bit “off.” I hadn’t spoken much, which, in of itself wasn’t unusual. But as we were crossing the street,… Read more

4 Ways to Become a Better Fitness Writer

I recognize this post won’t resonate with some of you reading. For many a post about fitness writing is about as exciting as watching NASCAR or, I don’t know, a documentary about tree bark. That said, I have long championed the idea that the ability to write – and write well – is an undervalued… Read more

2 More Ways to Stand Out With Integrity in an Industry That Has Little

Last week my friend and colleague, Jill Coleman, wrote a wonderful piece titled “8 Ways to Stand Out With Integrity  in an Industry That Has Little.” You can check it out HERE. I thought it was the bees knees…and 1) I’m sorry for using the phrase “bees knees,” and 2) I shared it here on… Read more