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

Appearance on the 3 Things Podcast

3 Things Podcast: Return of Gentilcore It doesn’t have quite the same ring as “Return of the Jedi” but nevertheless it was AWESOME to make another cameo appearance on Casey Lee’s 3 Things Podcast. This format is really fun and engaging and I appreciate Casey’s interview style. We cover topics ranging from business and goal… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Struck At Home Not Wearing Pants: 7/3/20

THE WEEKLY BRIEF UPDATE 1. Happy July 4th weekend! Not that there’s anything fun to do. Look outside? Have a mask painting party? Throw an ax into your face? But seriously, for those that celebrate it I hope you’re able to find some joy eating some burgers, setting off some fireworks, or, I don’t know,… Read more

3 Unconventional Shoulder Health Exercises

I was going to run with the title “3 Unconventional Shoulder Health Exercises (That Aren’t Band External Rotations)” but I didn’t want to come across as a pompous a-hole. 😉 Alternatively, I was considering “3 Unconventional Shoulder Health Exercises (That Aren’t Band External Rotations) and STOP DOING KIPPING PULL-UPS FOR THE LOVE OF GOD.” But… Read more

5 Ways to Upgrade Your Skater Squats

Today’s guest post by San Diego based personal trainer, Scott Hansen, is quite fortuitous. I’m in a bit of a writing funk and this, for better or worse (likely the latter), allowed me to lean into my procrastinating ways. Thanks Scott!…;o) I posted my own version of Skater Squats yesterday on IG HERE. Pretty badass,… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Stuck At Home Not Wearing Any Pants: 6/26/20

THE WEEKLY BRIEF UPDATE 1. I know I am speaking to the choir when I say this… …but COVID-19 can just go a head and fuck off already. Some of you reading may recall that earlier in the year I had announced I was expanding my studio, CORE, to a larger space here in Boston…. Read more

Working Hard vs. Always Making Exercise Harder

I want to make something crystal clear before I proceed: Exercise – I.e., lifting weights in particular – should have a degree of sucktitude attached to it. No one became a brick shit house in the gym or built an impressive physique without pushing their body to the limits on a consistent basis. I’m often… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Stuck At Home Not Wearing Pants: 6/19/20

THE WEEKLY BRIEF UPDATE 1. I’ll start with a brief #achillesgate2020 update. I had my first post op with my surgeon earlier this week and, once the faint Cheetos smell dissipated after removing the bandaging I had on for two straight weeks, the doc said everything looked swell. I was quite shocked at the lack of… Read more