Posts in "Program Design"

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

3 Landmine Core Exercises You May Have Not Seen Before

Today marks the release of Meghan Callaway’s latest resource, The Ultimate Landmine Program, I thoroughly enjoyed her previous resource, The Ultimate Pull-Up Program, and used it with several of my own clients with great success. I envy Meghan’s brain. She thinks of stuff I never would have thought of, and this latest program of her’s… Read more

Static Posture: It’s Just Information

Posture. This is not an exhaustive blog on the topic. It’s more like an amuse bouche or bite-sized commentary on a pet peeve of mine: Fitness professionals who place waaaaay too much emphasis on it (often times to the detriment of the client/athlete). As well as a scenario where we might pay a little closer… Read more

Embrace Asymmetries For Improved Performance

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of TG.com regular, Travis Hansen. It mirrors a sentiment I’ve been championing for a few years now: That we don’t have to start hyperventilating into a paper bag the second we notice asymmetry in our clients/athletes. It behooves us to maybe lean into it a bit more. Not always, of… Read more

The Road to Recovery Is Paved With More Training

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of trainer, writer, and guy I hate because he is waaaaaaay too good looking, Michael Gregory. Michael wrote an excellent post on nutrient timing for my site last year which you can check out HERE. He’s back again discussing an important topic: “reframing” injury and how to use (more) training… Read more