Everything and Nothing Causes Low Back Pain

The topic of low back pain (LBP) – how to assess it, diagnose it, and how to treat it – can be a controversial one. I italicized the word “can” because I don’t feel it’s all that controversial. Pineapple as pizza topping or Katie not telling Greg she’s falling in love with him (when it’s 100% clear… Read more

A Tale of Two Squat Patterns: An Assessment Case Study

I know, I know. What a dry, bland, title for a blog post. But if I would have titled it what I wanted to title it: “That Time I “Fixed” Someone’s Squat In Five Minutes, BOO-YAH, God Damn I’m Good. And While I’m Here Bragging About Myself: Did I Ever Tell You About That Time… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 8/2/21

STUFF TO CHECK OUT FIRST 1. Strategic Strength Workshop – Philadelphia, PA It’s been over 18 months since I’ve announced any IN-PERSON workshops. I’m elated to announce that I am coming to Philadelphia to put on my 1-day Strategic Strength Workshop *Cue the trumpets* My friends at Warhorse Barbell Club have agreed to host and… Read more

Carrots and Celery and Priming People to Kick-Ass

Do you recall a few years ago when (then) NYC Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, initiated a proposed ban on the sale of large-sized sugar-sweetened beverages such as sodas, sweetened teas and coffees, as well as energy and “fruit” drinks? The Big Gulp Experiment The idea was that by prohibiting restaurants, delis, sports arenas, movie theaters, and… Read more

A Successful Career In Fitness

A Successful Career In Fitness: An Appearance on the Breaking Muscle Podcast I had the delightful opportunity to be invited onto the Breaking Muscle Podcast hosted by Tom MacCormick recently. Highlights of the conversation include: Owning your own gym is not the gold standard for success in the fitness industry. There are other career paths you can… Read more

How the Friendship Formula Can Enhance Your Fitness Business

Tony’s Brief Intro Venn diagrams can be a very useful tool to help illustrate the relationships amongst a finite group of things. Circles that overlap have a commonality while circles that don’t overlap do not share those traits. Let’s use the fitness industry as an example. “Success” as a fitness professional can be broken down… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 7/19/21

STUFF TO CHECK OUT FIRST 1. Strategic Strength Workshop – Philadelphia, PA It’s been over 18 months since I’ve announced any IN-PERSON workshops. I’m elated to announce that I am coming to Philadelphia to put on my 1-day Strategic Strength Workshop *Cue the trumpets* My friends at Warhorse Barbell Club have agreed to host and… Read more

How to Address a Hip Shift During Your Squat

Do you exhibit a hip/weight shift (swaying to the left or right) when you perform a squat? It’s one of the more annoying things that can happen in the weight-room. It ranks somewhere in between people who don’t re-rack their weights and kipping pull-ups. Admittedly, it’s rather common and almost always a benign occurrence; most… Read more