Exercises You Should Be Doing: Wall Press Single Leg RDL

Before we get to today’s “Exercise You Should Be Doing,” a quick parenting tip: If or when your two year old wakes up from a nap and says his tummy hurts, and even if he seems in good spirits, don’t assume he’s just hungry (like I did) and then proceed to take him out for… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 4/19/19

BUT FIRST…CHECK THIS STUFF OUT 1. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – 2019 Locations & Dates Philadelphia, PA: April 27-28th (<– Next weekend, always room for more). Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: May 25-26th Sydney, Australia: July 13-14th Melbourne, Australia: July 19-21st (<—  Includes bonus “Psych Skills for Fitness Pros” pre-workshop with Dr. Lisa Lewis). This workshop will piggyback on the… Read more

Part III: Correcting the Knees and Ankles

It’s been a bit, but Part III of Kevin Mullins’ “Corrective Exercise” series is finally here. I’d sorta mirrors the anticipation everyone had for the Game of Thrones season premiere this past week, except not even close. Sorry Kev: dragons will always reign supreme over ankle dorsiflexion…;o) NOTE: Stressing the word “finally” above had nothing… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 4/12/19

BUT FIRST…CHECK THIS STUFF OUT 1. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – 2019 Locations & Dates Philadelphia, PA: April 27-28th Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: May 25-26th Sydney, Australia: July 13-14th Melbourne, Australia: July 19-21st (<— JUST ADDED. Includes bonus “Psyche Skills for Fitness Pros” pre-workshop with Dr. Lisa Lewis). This workshop will piggyback on the material Dean Somerset and I… Read more

An Open Letter to New Fitness Professionals

Oh, hell0 (new) fitness professional. Congratulations on (pick whichever pertains to you): (A) Recently graduating college with a Health Science, Health & Wellness, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, or History in Shakespearian Literature degree. (B) Switching careers from accountant, computer programmer, or, I don’t know, professional mustache grower…to strength coach. (C) Passing your weekend personal trainers course…. Read more

How to Optimize Your Training For Maximal Hypertrophy

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of strength and conditioning coach Kevin Finn. It’s a doozy with tons of information related to how to add slabs of muscle to your frame in the most time efficient and scientifically backed way possible. So, pretty much everyone will be interested in reading it. Enjoy! Step One: Optimize Your… Read more

You Want to Get Leaner. Here’s Why You Should Still Lift Heavy Things

With Avengers: End Game right around the corner it’s inevitable we’re going to be inundated with articles, interviews, and videos on how to get a Thor or Black Widow bod. Follow “x” routine, and you too can look like a superhero. To be fair: I have nothing against said routines. Pretty much anything will get… Read more

Chalk Strength Podcast w/ Simon Bungate

First things first, an apology. I have been woefully delinquent – bordering negligent – on providing my own content on the site of late. I’d like to sit here and say it’s because of a noble cause like spending my time reading scripture to orphaned kittens or, I don’t know, writing a screenplay. But all… Read more