Complete Squat Warm Up

Last week I shared an article from strength & conditioning coach, Matthew Ibrahim, appropriately titled Complete Bench Press Warm Up. You can check it out HERE. Today Matthew is back covering the squat. Complete Squat Warm-Up One of the top priorities to focus on when warming up prior to performing your squat in training is… Read more

The Barbell Life Podcast

I had the opportunity to hop onto The Barbell Life Podcast with my man Travis Mash recently.   Travis is an amazing coach – he recently posted a video of one of his 15-year old athletes smoking a 450 lb front squat (no big deal) – and I was honored to be invited onto his… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 3/1/19

Lisa, Julian, and myself are heading down to Florida this weekend for a little vacation. See ya! PS: Don’t worry: I’ll have a scattering of blog posts and guest posts all next week lined up. I don’t want you to miss me too much. BUT FIRST…CHECK THIS STUFF OUT 1. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip… Read more

Assessment: Can Your Clients Actually Do What You Want Them to Do?

There’s a lot that needs to be taken into consideration when assessing a new client. Their unique injury history (past and present), goal(s), training experience, time constraints, equipment availability, even their favorite 90’s tv teen drama (if it’s not Party of Five we can’t be friends)… …all are taken into account and cross-pollinated with my… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Reverse Nordic Curl

Anyone who’s visited the Nordic region of the world – generally considered to be Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Iceland – knows they’re known for a few things: Fjords Vikings And that’s pretty much it.   Okay, that’s a bit of dearth representation of all the history, art, food, and culture the region has contributed… Read more

Complete Bench Press Warm-Up

  I think one main reason most (not all) people skip their warm-up is because there’s no rhyme or reason to what they do. They’ll perform some arm circles here, some thingamabobbers there, do the hokey pokey, turn themselves around, and they’re miraculously “warmed up.” While something is better than nothing, I do feel the… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 2/22/19

BUT FIRST…CHECK THIS STUFF OUT 1. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – 2019 Locations & Dates Philadelphia, PA: April 27-28th (<– EARLY BIRD rate ending soon). Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: May 25-26th Sydney, Australia: July 13-14th Singapore, Republic of Singapore: July 20-21st This workshop will piggyback on the material Dean Somerset and I covered in the original Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint…. Read more

Part II: Correcting the Lower Back and Hips

A few weeks ago my good friend and author of Day by Day: The Personal Trainer’s Blueprint to Achieving Ultimate Success, Kevin Mullins, wrote an introduction of sorts to the state of “corrective exercise” in the fitness industry. To summate: Stop it. Just stop. People still need to train in order to get better. He followed that up with… Read more