Posts in "Program Design"

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

30 Days of Shoulders: Days 1-10

I’m willing to bet that if you’re reading this if you have two shoulders. I’m also willing to bet that, given the two shoulder scenario, and given this is a blog dedicated towards strength & conditioning, you’re interested in: Keeping your shoulders healthy. Making your shoulders stronger. Building shoulders that resemble boulders. Argon. You know… Read more

The Dubious D Word of the Fitness Industry

Here’s a hint: It’s not dorsiflexion, diastasis, disc herniation, or density set. And it’s also not deload, DOMS, or dorsal talonavicular ligament. <– say that three times fast. Nope, the most dubious “D” word I’m referring to and the word I wish more fitness professionals would use LESS is… …dysfunction. Stop It. Stop It Right… Read more

Let’s Not Make Things More Complicated Than They Have to Be: The Hip Hinge

Some things, no doubt, are complicated: Long division The Kreb’s cycle Nuclear fission Brexit Figuring out the plot of West World Vaginas There’s a bevy of examples in the universe. I’m sure collectively we can think of several hundred (if not thousands) of them. The hip hinge isn’t one of them. Or, at least it… Read more

Landmine Training and Why I Like It

This week my friend and All-Star coach, Meghan Callaway, released her latest product The Ultimate Landmine Program. I’ve been a fan of the Landmine going all the way back to the early years of Cressey Sports Performance when we  started to implement it into our clients’ and athletes’ programs. Now, I’m not going to sit… Read more