30 Days of Deadlifts: Days 1-10

A few weeks ago I had an epiphany. Maybe I should do a 30-day series on Instagram and cover something cool? 30 Favorite Pictures of My Cat? 30 Days of Omelets? No, no, no…30 Days of Jason Bourne Fight Scene Reenactments? As you can tell, I didn’t go with any of those choices. But if… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 10/19/18

I’m currently in Ljubljana, Slovenia. I’m here teaching the (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint with my brother from another mother, Dean Somerset. Man, this is a beautiful country. I mean, take a look at THIS. (<— FYI, not a pic of my biceps). Anyhoo, we’re taking a brief hiatus from walking around and… Read more

The (Other) Most Important Three Words in Strength and Conditioning

NOTE FROM TG: I’m traveling this week – in Europe (if you live Munich, Ljubljana, or Vienna hit me up) – and figured I’d take the opportunity to re-purpose some old content. Enjoy! A few weeks I stole a blog idea from Dean Somerset and highlighted my list of 8 Non-Fitness Books Every Fitness Professional… Read more

Are Compound Movements Actually Making You Stronger?

NOTE FROM TG: I’ll be traveling in Europe for the next ten days and figured this would be a nice opportunity to repurpose some old content that may have been missed the first time around. 1) If you didn’t read this the first time I posted it all I have to say is “pfffffft, whatever.”… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 10/12/18

BUT FIRST…CHECK THIS STUFF OUT 1. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Ljubljana, Slovenia AND Los Angeles, CA This workshop will piggyback on the material Dean Somerset and I covered in the original Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint. But now. BUT NOW…… ….It’s the (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint. A bunch of wordsmiths we… Read more

Getting Stronger is Corrective

  “Oh, I forgot to tell you…my previous trainer said I have a winged scapula, my left hip is a bit internally rotated, and that my posture is bad.” This was less than five minutes into an initial assessment with a new client and it took everything I had to prevent my eyeballs from rolling… Read more

It’s Not What You Do, It’s How You Do It: A Better Plank

  I know, I know. Planks. Not the most exciting topic in the world. I may as well post something on photosynthesis trends of oak trees in the Northeast, gas prices, or, I don’t know, what my kid had for breakfast this morning. Everybody performs planks. And 90% of those people perform them incorrectly. Today’s… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: T-Spine Wall Rotation With Lift-Off

  The ability to “access” thoracic extension (and rotation) can be a game changer for a lot of people; especially for those who spend an inordinate amount of time sitting at a desk job. In no particular order, t-spine extension & rotation: Allows the shoulder blades to move, particularly with regards to scapular retraction and… Read more