Posts in "Program Design"

Subtle Tricks to Increase Motivation With Personal Training Clients

Being married to a psychologist has it’s disadvantages: I have to talk about my feelings. All the Time There are far more perks, however. Most of what “drains” me as a coach isn’t so much the x’s and o’s of writing programs or the ability to ascertain what may be the root cause of someone’s… Read more

6 Week MASS Building Routine: Your Quest for a Bigger, Stronger Physique Begins Here

I’m traveling back to Boston from London today. I’ve been away for two weeks presenting at three different workshops. I’ve had a lovely stay, but am looking forward to heading home and my wife handing Julian over to me as soon as I walk through the door. Thanks to Boston based personal trainer, George Kalantzis,… Read more

Safety Squat Yoke Bar: Training Application

This is a Tony Gentilcore & Matthew Ibrahim collaborative post. Or, as I like to call it: A Gentilhim (or Ibracore?) production. The Safety Squat Yoke Bar (also referred to as “SSB”) is a popular speciality bar that’s most often affiliated with collegiate strength & conditioning facilities, powerlifting gyms, or gyms that are a bit… Read more

30 Days of Shoulders: Days 21-30

30 Days of Shoulders: Days 21-30 The third and final installment of my “30 Days of Shoulders” series went live today over at T-Nation.com. All three parts cover everything from shoulder assessment and tips on shoulder friendly pressing t0 how to improve shoulder health and performance. Collectively it’ll make all your hopes and dreams come… Read more

Does Stretching Improve Performance?

I’m still overseas in the U.K. I’ve got some of my own content lined up for later this week, but today TG.com regular, Travis Hansen, was kind enough to pinch write for me today. It’s on static stretching and whether or not there’s any efficacy towards it helping to improve athletic performance. Enjoy. Does Stretching… Read more

4 Coaching and Program Design Digressions

Today is the last day you can purchase Mike Robertson’s latest resource, Complete Coach Certification, at a hefty discount. Mike’s one of the best coaches I know, and if you’re at all affiliated with the fitness industry it would behoove you to consider investing in this awesome product. There’s so much more to being a… Read more

30 Days of Shoulders: Days 11-20

I’m writing this from my most favorite place in the world… …a room full of cute and cuddly kittens. Just kidding, I’m in London. I’m here because I have a few speaking engagements lined up –  a half-day Shoulder workshop for a crew of Equinox trainers in Kensington on Saturday, my Coaching Competency Workshop in… Read more

90s Hip Hop, Complete Coach, and Mike Robertson

My good friend, Mike Robertson, released is latest resource this week…the Complete Coach Certification. Check it out here —> http://bit.ly/2lWGhpJ It’s on sale this week only (until Friday,  9/6) at a hefty discount. If you’re a strength coach, personal trainer, you work with athletes, non-athletes, Doug from accounting, or ninjas, this resource will make you… Read more