Posts in "Program Design"

3 Unconventional Shoulder Health Exercises

I was going to run with the title “3 Unconventional Shoulder Health Exercises (That Aren’t Band External Rotations)” but I didn’t want to come across as a pompous a-hole. 😉 Alternatively, I was considering “3 Unconventional Shoulder Health Exercises (That Aren’t Band External Rotations) and STOP DOING KIPPING PULL-UPS FOR THE LOVE OF GOD.” But… Read more

5 Ways to Upgrade Your Skater Squats

Today’s guest post by San Diego based personal trainer, Scott Hansen, is quite fortuitous. I’m in a bit of a writing funk and this, for better or worse (likely the latter), allowed me to lean into my procrastinating ways. Thanks Scott!…;o) I posted my own version of Skater Squats yesterday on IG HERE. Pretty badass,… 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

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

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

5 Advanced Push-Up Variations You Might Not Have Tried. SPOILER: You Haven’t

My good friend Meghan Callaway released her latest resource today…The Ultimate Push-Up Program. If I had to choose a Mt. Rushmore of people who are badass at push-ups it would go: Rocky He-Man T-1000 Meghan Callaway Just like her previous product – The Ultimate Pull-Up Program – Meghan leaves no stone unturned with regards to… Read more

Simple Shoulder Savers (Minimal Equipment Edition)

Since I’m on the topic of shoulders: Subtle (but not really) reminder that mine and Dean Somerset’s (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint is now on sale through this weekend. In fact, you can purchase that OR the combo pack (includes both version 1.0 & 2.0) for a hefty discount in addition to taking… Read more

How Position Affects Mood: Another Thing You Didn’t Know About Core Control

I figured we could all use a reprieve from the barrage of “at home” exercises and workouts everyone is posting of late. #COVID19sucksdonkeyballs My good friend and London based personal trainer, Luke Worthington, released his Core Training Guidebook recently and in light of that wrote up this guest post that takes a bit of a… Read more