Posts in "Assessment"

The Post Where I Tell You It’s Okay to Move Your Spine

Back pain can be tricky. First off, anyone who’s ever dealt with it (pretty much everyone) knows it’s no fun. Second, there’s no overwhelming agreement as to what actually causes it. One person says weak glutes, another says tight hip flexors or hamstrings, and yet another may point to a bad hair day (NOTE: read this… Read more

A Peek Into My Assessment Process

I thought I’d do a solid and give my readers an inside peek into my assessment process today.   To be blunt: I don’t feel what I do is all that special or altogether revolutionary. But it’s a topic that came up a lot earlier this week when I asked the Twitterverse for some ideas… Read more

How to Make Your Clients Super F***ing Strong (While Also Keeping Them Healthy)

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of one of my favorite people in this world, Todd Bumgardner. Todd’s a straight-shooter (if you couldn’t tell from the title of this post) and a coach I respect a ton. He and Chris Merritt started The Strength Faction not too long and the premise is simple: it’s strength coaching… Read more

The Trainable Menu

Much in the same way people have food intolerances/allergies and can’t handle things like peanuts, fish, eggs, and/or, sadly, dairy without some degree of consequence – bloating, skin irritation, gut issues, explosive diarrhea, or worse case scenario, death – we can mirror the same sentiment towards training. There are certain methodologies or exercises that aren’t… Read more

Deadlift Deep Dive: The Deficit Deadlift

First things first: Lets address the obvious. If there were a contest for best blog title of 11/22/16 featuring a kick-ass alliteration starring the letter “D,” I’d totally win it today. I got the idea the other day after listening to a popular segment on EW Radio called Diva Deep Dive. It’s a killer idea… Read more

What You Weren’t Taught About Assessments

As this post goes live I’m (hopefully) en route back to Boston after attending Mark Fisher’s wedding in NYC this past weekend. I decided it best to pre-schedule something on the off-chance some crazy shenanigans went down, like, I don’t know, an impromptu dance-off with a unicorn or a shot of Tequila somehow made it… Read more

Lets Pump the Brakes Internet: No, Deadlifts Won’t Make Your Spine Explode. And No, Not Everyone Has to Do Them

The internet is a funny place. Regardless of the topic – Presidential elections, Black Lives Matter vs. All Lives Matter, GMOs, or debating the original Star Wars trilogy vs. the prequels – people tend to marry themselves to extremes. They’re either way over on the left or way the eff over on the right. There’s… Read more

A Peek Inside Complete Shoulder and Hip Blueprint

WHEW – talk about a whirlwind day yesterday. I spent the bulk of it glued to my laptop making sure things ran smoothly with the launch, answering questions and emails, and trying to stay on top of social media engagement. 1) THANK YOU to everyone who has gone of their way to mention and/or plug… Read more