Posts in "personal training"

4 Maybe New to You Goblet Squat Variations

Alas, I will never be a fitness influencer. First of all, the mere thought of even calling myself something like that invokes an immediate gag reflex. But more to the point I am not nearly creative enough to fall into that camp. I mean, a true fitness influencer would have used any of the following… 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

The Undeniable, Stone Cold #1 Mistake People Make When Performing Pushups

Push-Ups. I get it. On a scale of 1 to NASCAR they’re not very exciting. They’re not exciting to perform, much less write about. You think I want to sit here and write about push-ups? I can think of a litany of things I’d rather write about: Standing in line at the Post Office. Rugs…. Read more

The Words We Use Matter

NOTE: In concert with the release of Dr. Lisa Lewis’s new resource Psych Skills for Fitness Pros this week (and because I’m currently in Paris getting ready to crush some cheese and don’t have time to write anything new) I wanted to repurpose some old content which 1) You may have missed the first time… Read more

If You Want to Correct Shit You Need to Own Shit

I’ve used a similar slogan in other ways: “If you want to fix shit you need to lift shit.” “If you want to fix shit do shit right.” “Shit, shit, shitty, shit.” There’s a t-shirt in there somewhere…;o) Needless to say: 1) I have a potty mouth (#sorrynotsorry) and 2) I’m a firm believer that… Read more

The Lost Art of Saying I Don’t Know

“I don’t know.” Three words a large chunk of fitness professionals have wretched relationship with.   The prevailing thought, it seems, is that admitting ignorance is a sign of weakness or that you’ll somehow lose credibility points for not knowing the answer to a client’s question… …as if the fitness industry’s equivalent of Professor McGonagall… Read more

3 Mistakes Intermediate Lifters Make When Continuing a Fitness Program. And How to Fix Them

Last week personal trainer, Shane McLean, wrote a guest post for this site titled “4 Mistakes Beginners Make When Starting a Fitness Program (and How to Fix Them).” In case you missed it you can check it out HERE. When I read it I was like, “goddammit, this is good.” How dare you Shane, HOW… Read more

5 Reasons You Aren’t Getting the Results You Want in the Gym

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Syracuse, NY based personal trainer/strength coach, Ricky Kompf If you lift weights as your main mode of exercise you’re bound to experience ruts that can be frustrating, and there are many factors to consider.  Ricky weighs in (<— see what I just did there?) on several things to consider… Read more