Appearance On the Empowered Body Podcast: Coaching Gen’ Pop’ Clients to Be Strong

It’s Labor Day and I’m going to keep this brief. However, on a completely un-related note before I begin: My wife and I binged watched Jack Ryan over the weekend on Amazon. As in, as soon as Julian went to bed on Fri-Sat-Sun night, I cartwheeled out of the hallway, yelled “LET’S DO THIS,” and… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 8/31/18

Apologies for the lack of writing content of late. It’s been a hectic few weeks getting things prepared for upcoming speaking events and travel. The good news (well kinda good news: I’m gonna miss the little booger) is that my one and half year old, Julian, made the transition to full-time daycare this week. Woo-hoo… Read more

Why Introducing New Exercises Can Derail Progress and What To Do About It

Anyone who’s read this site for any length time knows I’m not a big fan of exercise variety. For most people, most of the time, adding in novelty for the sake of novelty often mounts to nothing more than a one-way ticket to Averageville. My good friend and strength coach, Chris Merritt (founder and owner… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 8/24/18

BUT FIRST…CHECK THIS STUFF OUT 1. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Houston, TX This workshop will piggyback on the material Dean Somerset and I covered in the original Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint. But now. BUT NOW…… ….It’s the (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint. A bunch of wordsmiths we are. With this iteration,… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Offset Glute Bridge DB Press

It’s been a while since I’ve offered a glimpse into my exercise library and shared an example of something I’ve been playing around with of late. Today’s exercise is nothing revolutionary, but it’s simplicity is one of the reasons I feel it’s so effective. Whether you workout at home or in a commercial gym it… Read more

Giving Credit Where It’s Due: A Simple Guide For Fitness Pros on Plagiarism

This post will be brief today. While it may be a bit dearth in prose I hope to make up for it with ample bluster in message. Here it is: “Don’t be an asshole.“ It’s rather simple: Call your mother. Don’t recline your seat on an airplane. Turn your phone off in the theater. Give… Read more

Well, That’s Weird

There’s no shortage of shenanigans, tomfoolery, and outright WTF’ness tethered to everyday life. We can multiply this by a factor of infinity when talking about stuff we see and hear in the gym. The gym is a petri dish of grit, determination, chalk, high-fives, blood, sweat, and other bodily fluids I don’t want to think… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 8/17/18

  BUT FIRST…CHECK THIS STUFF OUT 1. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Houston, TX This workshop will piggyback on the material Dean Somerset and I covered in the original Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint. But now. BUT NOW…… ….It’s the (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint. A bunch of wordsmiths we are. With this… Read more