Exercises You Should Be Doing (Prone Plate Switches)

When it comes to planks, many trainees (as well as trainers) are under the assumption that the only way to “progress” is to perform them for longer periods of time. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather swallow a live grenade than perform planks for MORE time. Furthermore, if I’m working with a client… Read more

ACL, Again.

Last week ESPN featured a story on Sara Tucholsky- a senior softball player for Western Oregon State. Long story short: Sara had never hit a home-run in her life. In a tight game versus arch rival Central Washington, Sara finally went yard. However, in her excitement, she forgot to touch first base and while she… Read more

Training vs. Talent

Just wanted to pass along a really great article written by Paul Caldwell titled, “Training Versus Talent.” In short, Paul states: Over the course of working with hundreds of clients from different backgrounds and sports, I’ve noticed a disturbing phenomenon. I’ve become even more aware of this phenomenon since I started scouting and training athletes…. Read more

Read Those Labels!

I came across a “blurb” on Yahoo a few weeks ago regarding shady food labels and it’s rather astonishing the extent that food companies will go to dupe people into thinking they’re eating healthy food. Terms such as lite, low-cal, or free of trans fat are often deemed “good choices” by many consumers and mistakenly… Read more

Maximum Strength

My good friend Eric Cressey just released his new book titled, Maximum Strength. Do yourself a favor and buy this book. As the back of the cover states, “most of the 23 million American men who lift weights do so to get bigger; unfortunately, many of them are going nowhere with watered-down bodybuilding routines that… Read more

Monday Randomness

So my trip to Vegas was spectacular. Obviously I can’t tell you everything that happened in Vegas (***note the synopsis below), but suffice it to say a great time was had. Today is going to be completely random, so forgive the sporadic nature of this blog post. 1. In case no one caught it last… Read more

Vegas, Baby!

Nothing witty to write today. I’m off to Vegas in literally 10 minutes and just wanted to say that I won’t be updating my blog till next week. Vegas is currently taking bets on whether or not I piss my pants during the plane ride. Also, if I happen to cross paths with Criss Angel,… Read more

A Good Week for CP

It was a spectacular week for a few of our high school baseball players. Senior Sam Finn of defending Division I state champion Lincoln-Sudbury pitched a no-hitter with 13 strikeouts. Agonquin junior John McKenna threw a perfect game, which included 11 strikeouts. And Weston junior Sahil Bloom had 12 strikeouts in six innings in a… Read more