Posts in "coaching"

60 Second Deadlift Tip: The Wedge

Success with the deadlift will always be tethered to having a masterful setup. If you start in a poor position, you’re probably going to have a poor deadlift. And no friends. It sucks. The Wedge When it comes to the setup, however, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. In this instance we’re all special snowflakes with varying… Read more

Building and Sustaining Resilience

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Dr. Lisa Lewis (AKA my wife). Earlier this year she released her Psych Skills for Fitness Professionals course which was designed to help fill a gap where many fitness professionals lack formal education: psychology, motivation, and the “softer skills” needed to coach effectively and help clients attain their goals…. Read more

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

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

The Words We Use Matter. Again.

It’s been a minute since I’ve written anything on this site. In fact, this is the longest I have gone without writing anything…like, at all. For those unaware, about two and a half weeks ago I ruptured the Achilles tendon in my right lower leg fighting ninjas sprinting. I’m okay. My ego took a bit… Read more

Can I Send You This Free Paperback Book About Online Coaching?

How’s life in lockdown going? If you’re like me you want nothing more than to tell it to stfuuuuuuuuu. My wife and I were practicing some aggressive quarantining the past several weeks here in Boston, but reached our breaking point. About a week and a half ago she turns to me and says, and I’m… Read more

Will Squatting Make You Tight?

Short Answer = No. Long(er) Answer = Read more below. Will Squatting Make You Tight? I can’t believe we still have to have this “debate” in 2020. While it’s not nearly as prevalent of a thought process as a decade or two ago, there are still people out there under the impression that lifting appreciable… Read more

What People Need In a Time of Crisis: Leadership

Before you go a head and post your 47th bodyweight exercise of the week on IG or send out another free e-book to your followers, give today’s guest post by Jonny Pietrunti and Erica Suter a read. NO! Listen to me. Read it. What People Need in a Time of Crisis: Leadership If you are… Read more