Posts in "Motivational"

Limit Your Mistakes

Learning from our mistakes is what we do as humans. Like that one time I was a teenager taking my driver’s exam and I forgot to put the car back into “drive” after the “reverse” part of my 3-point turn attempt. Oops. Or that other time I wanted to warm up my previous night’s dinner… Read more

The (Other) Most Important Three Words in Strength and Conditioning

NOTE FROM TG: I’m traveling this week – in Europe (if you live Munich, Ljubljana, or Vienna hit me up) – and figured I’d take the opportunity to re-purpose some old content. Enjoy! A few weeks I stole a blog idea from Dean Somerset and highlighted my list of 8 Non-Fitness Books Every Fitness Professional… Read more

Everything In Moderation Makes You Mediocre At Everything

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of TG.com regular, Dr. Nicholas Licameli.  Nick normally writes about stuff like how not to eff up your shoulders during a bench press or how to address your low back pain when you sit in front of a desk all day. Today, however, he’s throwing us a curveball and discussing… Read more

Is Age Just a Number? Is There a Way To Be Taken Seriously Before 30 In the Fitness Industry?

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Sydney, Australia based strength coach Meer Awny. There’s a common theme in the fitness industry, especially amongst young and upcoming coaches/trainers, that in order to gain recognition or notoriety there’s some “deep state” secret algorithm that exists: Social media follows + number of letters you can squeeze next to… Read more

Lessons In Lifting From a Dad: Year One

My son was born January 31st, 2017. He’s a few days short of turning 14 months old and I have to say, at the expense of coming across a tad braggadocious, I’m pretty darn proud of myself and my wife: Julian’s happy, healthy, and has only been caught once running around with a pair of… Read more

Community is the Change You Need: A Call to Action For All Fitness Professionals

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Syracuse, NY based strength coach, Ricky Kompf. Ricky interned at Cressey Sports Performance when I was still a coach there and has been doing a superb job building a reputation as a “go to” coach in the Central NY area. Today he discusses the importance of community and how… Read more

3 Tips For Personal Trainer Personal Development

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of good friend and Jedi strength coach, Todd Bumgardner. Many don’t know this, but Todd was one of the people who encouraged me most when I was thinking about leaving Cressey Sports Performance and going off on my own. He’s a no-bullshitter and someone who tells it like it is…. Read more

Coach Stella: Training Begins But Never Ends…

The life of a strength coach is equal parts rewarding, frustrating, hard, even harder, up, down, celebratory, and chaotic. With a peppering of high-fives, butt slaps, atta boy’s/girl’s, and DMX radio. It’s not a glamorous gig by any extension of the word. It’s a world populated by inconvenient schedules, dank weight rooms (which can be… Read more