Calorie Cycling Strategies For Fat Loss

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Nevada based strength & conditioning coach, Travis Hansen.  Travis has contributed several articles to this site in years past and he always impresses me with his diversity in knowledge. (FYI: His ebook, The Complete Speed Encyclopedia, is one of the best resources on the topic I’ve ever read.) NOTE:… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 2/19/21

STUFF TO CHECK OUT FIRST 1. Virtual Coaching Competency Workshop – Coming in March Since I won’t be traveling anytime soon to present, I decided why not bring one of my workshops to YOU? I will be putting on my popular Coaching Competency Workshop this March. I figured chances would be high many attendees would be fighting off… Read more

Do Bad Workouts Exist?

I liken this question to pizza. Is there such a thing as “bad” pizza? Sure, we’ve all had a sub-par slice of pizza here and there. I mean, pizza made in middle-of-no-where Montana cannot be held in the same regard as one born from a brick oven in Manhattan. I have zero doubts the former… Read more

Set Yourself Up For Nutrition Success With a Kitchen Refresh

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Minneapolis based personal trainer and nutrition coach, Megan Schall. Megan’s been a distance coaching client of mine for a number of years (I write her training programs), but is someone I’ve referred many other clients to when they have any nutritional needs or questions. She’s an awesome coach. I’m… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 2/5/21

STUFF TO CHECK OUT FIRST 1. Virtual Coaching Competency Workshop – Coming in March Since I won’t be traveling anytime soon to present, I decided why not bring one of my workshops to YOU? I will be putting on my popular Coaching Competency Workshop this March over the span of three weekends. I figured chances would be high… Read more

1-Minute Deadlift Tip: Connect the Barbell to Your Lats

Connect the Barbell to Your Lats Admittedly, this seems a bit strange to say given we have two HANDS to grab onto the barbell with. However the LATS are a key player in “connecting” us to the barbell during deadlifts. It ensures more full-body tension, but also hands (👈 HA, see what I did there?)… Read more

Why the Soft Skills of Coaching Matter

Which is the more valuable skill to have as a coach or personal trainer: The Nuts & Bolts (I.e., turning people into deadlifting Terminators)? The Soft Skills (I.e., fostering “connection” with clients/athletes)? Biceps (I.e., biceps)? Okay, taking biceps out of the conversation (because that’s the right answer), I think both – nuts & bolts and… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 1/29/21

STUFF TO CHECK OUT FIRST 1. Virtual Coaching Competency Workshop – Coming in March Since I won’t be traveling anytime soon to present, I decided why not bring one of my workshops to YOU? I will be putting on my popular Coaching Competency Workshop this March over the span of three weekends. I figured chances would be high many… Read more