Adding CARs to Your Warm Up

My almost two-year old is obsessed with cars. The vroom vroom kind. We live on a busy street here in Boston so it’s more of less toddler catnip for him. It’s impossible to go for a walk and he not be transfixed with every Hyundai and Honda that whizzes by. Likewise, every book we read… Read more

Why Kids Should Cheat the Deadlift

Today’s guest post come courtesy of Dan Edelman of The Brand X Method, which is a wonderful institution dedicated to improving youth sport(s) and fitness through professional youth coach education. I love what they stand for and what the strive to instill in their coaches and athletes. There’s no ONE set way to train anyone… Read more

The Forgotten Component of Progressing in the Weight Room

It’s popular nowadays for people to brag about how hard their workouts are. And I don’t mean “hard” as in “man, I’d rather jump into a shark’s mouth than do that squat session again” hard. No, for whatever reason, it’s become more important to one-up each other, to champion shenanigans over actual progress in the… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 12/14/18

Holy moley what a shit show. We’ve had a sick toddler on our hands the past few days (hence the lack of content this week) and our apartment is basically a Petri dish of whateverthef*** at the moment. He’s feeling better – and back at daycare – but, yeah, that wasn’t fun. Anyhoo, lets get… Read more

Plant Protein Paradox

It was a pleasant surprise to have an email waiting for me this morning from Dr. Mike T. Nelson asking if I’d be interesting in posting this article up on my website? “Does He-Man give zero shits about rocking a bowl cut?” Of course I’d be interested. The animal protein vs. plant-based protein debate is… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 12/7/18

BUT FIRST…CHECK THIS STUFF OUT 1. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – 2019 Dates This workshop will piggyback on the material Dean Somerset and I covered in the original Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint. With this iteration, though, we’ll be going a bit deeper into the coaching and programming side of things: How to program around… Read more

2 New Podcast Appearances

Nothing, and I mean NOTHING, on the internet will top THIS clip of Wu-Tang Clan performing a 20-minute tiny desk concert covering some of their greatest hits. I mean, don’t get me wrong: I hope you take some time to listen to the two podcast appearances below (one of which is a joint episode I… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Band Resisted Kettlebell Deadlift

One of my biggest pet peeves about the fitness industry are those people who tend to be absolutists about stuff. They feel that just because something worked for them that it must mean it’ll apply to everyone, and you’re an idiot or inept if you feel otherwise: You have to back squat if you want… Read more