Exercises You Should Be Doing: Band Assisted Scapular Upward Rotation

I’m obsessed with shoulder blades. I know it’s an eyebrow raising comment to make and borderline weird, but it’s true. I dig shoulder blades. But before you click the “get me the hell off this page” button, let me clarify… I believe most (not all) of people’s shoulder woes can be attributed to the shoulder… Read more

Math For Gym Bros: How to Set Up Calories For a Mass Gaining Phase

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of United Kingdom based strength & nutrition coach, Harry Archer. Harry wrote a popular article for the site a few weeks ago titled Why Tony’s Pecs Can Cut Diamonds Why Gym Bros Should Periodize Their Nutrition that you can check out HERE. He’s back with another edition of “Gym Bros… Read more

The One Simple Trick that Can Change Your Eating Habits, Improve Your Food Choices, and Help You Lose Weight and Feel Your Best. No, Really!

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Minneapolis based nutrition coach, Megan Schall.  Megan contributed a guest post to the site a few weeks ago that ended up being very popular, and today she’s back with another gem that I feel can help a lot of people. Nutrition can be a highly confusing and convoluted topic… Read more

Appearance on the More Train Less Pain Podcast

I’m often asked if I’d ever think about starting my own podcast. My answer generally ranges from “I’d rather jump into a live volcano” to “no.” Why? 1. Time. Between a brick and mortar business, workshops, travel, writing responsibilities, and a wife & kid I’d like to hang out with on occasion I simply don’t… Read more

Why Gym Bros Should Periodize Their Nutrition

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of United Kingdom based strength & nutrition coach, Harry Archer.  He took my subtle hint from a few weeks ago when I made note of the dearth of nutrition content on my site and how I tend to not touch it with a ten-foot pole.  Not because I don’t know… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 2/26/21

STUFF TO CHECK OUT FIRST 1. Virtual Coaching Competency Workshop – Begins 3/7/21 There’s only one more week left to register for my Virtual Coaching Competency Workshop. I figured chances would be high many attendees would be fighting off the urge to commit seppuku staring at their computer screen for seven straight hours so made the executive… Read more

The One Question I Hate Answering

Hate is a strong word. I generally reserve that word for things like: Mushrooms Kipping pull-ups Attack of the Clones Talking about my feelings White supremacists However, a few weeks ago I received an email asking me a question I really do hate answering. No, it wasn’t asking me to send money to a Nigerian… Read more

A Thoughtful and Reflective Discussion On Postpartum Training

My son, Julian, was born January 31, 2017. Four days later my wife, Lisa, accompanied me to the gym. The workout wasn’t anything crazy. There were no burpees, no deadlifts, no squats; hell I don’t even think there was a barbell involved. If anything, the field trip served as more of a rendezvous back to… Read more