60 Second Deadlift Tip: The Wedge

Success with the deadlift will always be tethered to having a masterful setup. If you start in a poor position, you’re probably going to have a poor deadlift. And no friends. It sucks. The Wedge When it comes to the setup, however, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. In this instance we’re all special snowflakes with varying… Read more

Building and Sustaining Resilience

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Dr. Lisa Lewis (AKA my wife). Earlier this year she released her Psych Skills for Fitness Professionals course which was designed to help fill a gap where many fitness professionals lack formal education: psychology, motivation, and the “softer skills” needed to coach effectively and help clients attain their goals…. Read more

The Law of Social Sabotage: Understanding the Reactions of People That Try to Hold Us Back From Being Healthy

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of TG.com regular, Justin Kompf. Ever have a family member or friend give you flak for going out of your way to exercise? How about for eating healthy? What about for having pecs that can cut diamonds? In any case, it’s important to understand that when this happens it’s (rarely)… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Chaos Bridge

Hey there. It’s been a minute. In fact, I think this is the longest I’ve gone without writing anything – like, complete radio silence – in the history of this blog. I don’t know…I just haven’t been inspired to write much of late. And while part of me feels a sense of regret that I’ve… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 7/17/20

THE WEEKLY BRIEF UPDATE 1. #Achillesgate2020 Update I’m just past the seven-week mark in my rehab and I have to say… …I’m crushing it. I feel like if my Achilles had to fight Megatron it could give him a run for this money. I’ve been working with Dan Pope from Champion Physical Therapy & Performance… Read more

Deadlift Perfection: 4 Easy Cues

Check out my latest article over on T-Nation.com. I went with a little change of pace compared to my normal content wheelhouse: 1o Reasons I Was Wrong All Along About Kipping Pull-Ups: They’re Awesome! Maybe Tracy Anderson Does Know What She’s Talking About Carnivore Diet vs. Keto vs. Godzilla Deadlifts, of course! Deadlift Perfection: 4… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Stuck at Home Not Wearing Pants: 7/10/20

THE WEEKLY BRIEF UPDATE I got nuthin. I mean, I had to cancel my teeth cleaning appointment today. That’s exciting. Oh, hey, have you checked out my new CORE @ Home platform yet? It’s designed so that I can deliver workouts you can perform at home – pants optional – using minimal equipment. You have two options:… Read more

The Trainable Menu Revisited

A few years ago on Mike Robertson’s Physical Preparation Podcast (<— you should check it out if you haven’t already) I listened in as Memphis Grizzlies’ Director of Performance, Chris Chase, went into detail on the concept of the Trainable Menu. It was such a simple phrase, yet so eloquent of an idea that it:… Read more