Posts in "Product Review"

Altitude Training Masks: Helpful or Hyperbole?

Lisa and I decided we were due for a little getaway. We’re back in my stomping grounds in central New York (specifically the Finger Lakes Region) to visit family and to partake in some long-anticipated vineyard exploring/wine tasting shenanigans. Otherwise known as Tony drives Lisa to a shit-ton of wineries. We’re having an amazing time… Read more

Thoughts on “Dad Bod”

I think it was a year or two ago when the term “thigh gap” was all the rage. It seemed I couldn’t log onto any of my social media accounts or peruse the internet without being bombarded by the phrase. The premise was pretty dumb. Women (not all of them mind you) were transfixed by… Read more

Lets Talk (Over) Conditioning

Today I have a guest post from the one and only (and lovely), Jen Sinkler. It’s a timely post because 1) I’m in Australia and Lisa would kill me if I spent all my free time working and 2) Jen’s just released her updated Lifts Weights Faster 2.0. I loved the first version when it… Read more

The D’Angelo of Strength and Conditioning?

I’m not bashful when it comes to admitting my weaknesses as a coach. I did it before when I wrote a post not long ago explaining why I don’t include the Olympic lifts into my programs, and I’ll do it again today. Ready? Speed and explosive training is not my strong suit. Photo Credit: Denis Ng… Read more

Tuning Out the Noise When It Comes to Research

Note from TG:  I know some people are put off when they read something only to get to the end and find out they’re being “sold” something. I just wanted to be straight forward from the get go that what follows is an endorsement for Examine.com’s Research Digest. I love what they do and what… Read more

What’s Your Problem?

Don’t worry I’m not trying to be confrontational or anything. The title of today’s post is actually the same title as a chapter in the book I just finished, Think Like a Freak by Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner (AKA:  the same guys who wrote Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics, both of which are fantastic as well.)… Read more

Functional Stability Training for the Upper Body

Eric Cressey and Mike Reinold (otherwise known as Erik Cressnold) released their latest module in their Functional Stability Training series, Functional Stability Training for the Upper Body, yesterday and I’m excited for a few reasons. 1. I’m not going to sit here, blow rainbows up your ass, wax poetic, and say that this product is… Read more

Pimp Your Program Design

Today I have a killer guest post by strength coach, future Dr., good friend, and specializer in all things glutes, Bret Contreras. Getting good (or even adequate) at designing effective training programs takes time. There are a lot of theories and opinions out there on the topic, and in today’s post Bret shares some insight… Read more