Best Articles of the Year 2019: Readers’ Picks

While 2019 saw me writing less due to a multitude of factors (travel, gym expansion shenanigans, fighting crime, and life) it was still a very successful year on the content front. Here are the most popular posts from the past trip around the sun based off web traffic. Best of 2019 – Readers’ Picks The… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Goblet Split Squat with Coil

It’s been a minute since I’ve shared an Exercise You Should Be Doing. Anyone who’s familiar with this series or has kept tabs on the types of exercises/movements I gravitate towards will dig this one. Which is to say: It’s not flashy, it’s not sexy, and it doesn’t take a PhD to set up or… Read more

Workshop Announcement: De-Constructing the Deadlift and Squat

If there’s one thing I’m known for it’s my affinity for Lord of the Rings, cheese, cute kitty pictures, and killer groutfits, But outside of those, if there’s one thing I’m known for it’s my man-crush on anything & everything related to the deadlift. I’m partnering with Brad Cox of ACUMobility to put on all-encompassing… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 12/13/19

BUT FIRST…I’M LIKE, REALLY, REALLY IMPORTANT 1. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Athens, Greece: Saturday, Feb 29th & Sunday, March 1st, 2020 This will be the first leg of mine and Dean Somerset’s European extravaganza in early 2020. The second leg will take place in… 2. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Maidenhead, U.K:… Read more

Go to Bed: Routine, Sleep Hygiene, and Other Stuff to Consider

Full Disclosure: I’m an awesome sleeper. I’m awesome at a lot of things – deadlifting, eating eggs, throwing a vicious split-finger fastball, the board game Stratego, coloring – but sleeping is my jam. My wife often jokes that my side of the bed is my version of the Fortress of Solitude. As soon I’m horizontal… Read more

How to Tell If You’re Getting Stronger in the Gym

Granted I’m biased, but I truly feel making a concerted effort to get strong(er) in the gym is the way to go for most people. Strength is the base for pretty much everything; it’s the “thing” that most all other attributes we strive to improve upon is tethered to Speed, power, endurance, Laser Tag world… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 12/6/19

BUT FIRST…I’M LIKE, REALLY, REALLY IMPORTANT 1. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Athens, Greece: Saturday, Feb 29th & Sunday, March 1st, 2020 This will be the first leg of mine and Dean Somerset’s European extravaganza in early 2020. The second leg will take place in… 2. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Maidenhead, U.K:… Read more

3 Psych Skills for Strength Training

Don’t Roll Your Eyes. This Stuff Works It was a beautiful Fall day in Boston. My wife and I were walking home one night after running a few errands and she could sense I was a bit “off.” I hadn’t spoken much, which, in of itself wasn’t unusual. But as we were crossing the street,… Read more