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

Girl Power

Meet Audrey. Audrey is a wife and loving mother, and due to client/trainer confidentiality, I cannot reveal her age (Read: I’d have better odds winning a fight against a rabid black bear than I would surviving the wrath of revealing her age). Like many women, Audrey wants to get into shape. Unlike most women, Audrey… Read more

The Truth About Steak

Fat (specifically saturated fat) has long been the evil step sister of the dietary world. Thankfully we have people like Jeff Volek (author of the TNT Diet) to help dispel many of these common myths. Lets take a gander at some not so well known facts concerning saturated fat: 1. Replacing carbohydrates with saturated fats-or… Read more

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fundrasier

My good friend Kevin Larrabee, of The Fitcast has a goal of raising $1000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. So far he has raised $200 and is offering a sweet deal on The Fitcast Insider (interviews include Alwyn Cosgrove, Mike Boyle, Bill Hartman, Dan John, Jimmy Smith, Cassandra Forsythe, among others). Check it out… Read more

TNT Diet

I read a lot of books. Specifically I read a lot of books related to the fitness/nutrition industry. And while most make me want to vomit in my mouth, occasionally I come across one that really impresses me. One such books is The TNT Diet, written by Jeff Volek and Adam Campbell. Dr. Volek is… Read more