Posts in "Program Design"

Two Dudes Talking Shop

I had the pleasure of recording an interview with Harold Gibbons, a fitness writer and trainer at Mark Fisher Fitness in NYC yesterday. The word “interview” is used loosely here, because it wasn’t so much an interview as it was two intelligent and uncannily witty dudes sitting down to talk shop on things ranging from… Read more

3 Reasons Your Female Clients Aren’t Seeing Results

Note from TG:  Today’s post comes courtesy of Molly Galbraith. She and the rest of the Girls Gone Strong pack released their new resource, The Modern Women’s Guide to Strength Training, today. Molly was kind enough to write a little sumthin, sumthin to serve as an adjunct to its release. Enjoy – it’s a doozy! If… Read more

The Concentric-Only Deload

Today’s guest post comes from Dallas based personal trainer, and frequent regular/commenter on this site, Shane “The Balance Guy” McLean. He covers a topic that I feel many people recognize, but don’t necessarily understand: the deload. There are a million and one different ways to approach the deload – reduced volume, reduced axial loading, nixing… 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

Early Morning Exercise: 2 Tips To Make It More Effective

Q: I have been lifting weights now for about 3.5 months and have been happy with my results. However, I have been feeling a little tired during my last few workouts. I believe that it is because I am lifting heavier weights than when I started. I workout in my home and workout early in the… Read more

“How Much Weight Should I Use?”

Do any of you have a question or statement that, when blurted out, automatically sets off your inner Jaws theme music playlist? For guys it could be something like, “hey, wanna go see the latest Julia Roberts movie?” or worse your girlfriend comes home and says, “I know what we could do tonight instead of… Read more

CrossFit and Baseball: The Two Don’t Mix

Some things are just made to complement one another. Will & Grace He-Man and BattleCat Boston & Red Sox Peanut butter & jelly, peanut butter & chocolate, peanut butter & well, pretty much anything. Hint: I really like peanut butter. It goes without saying we could fill an infinite abyss of “synergistic” pairings that play… Read more

5 Ah-Ha Moments

Sometimes I feel like I’m the dumbest person on Earth. Not “dumb-dumb” mind you.  I mean, I feel like I have a pretty good grasp on the human body (how it works, how to make it stronger, etc), I know to pay my taxes, I’ve already made Valentine’s dinner reservations (holla!), I can make a… Read more