Posts in "Program Design"

Using Fillers In Your Programs: Bench Press

I already wrote similar posts covering how I implement fillers with deadlifts and squats, so it only makes sense to finally follow suit with something discussing the bench press. Fillers For the Bench Press As a quick refresher for those first tuning in: “Fillers” are low grade exercises that address a specific mobility or stability… Read more

One of My Favorite Core Exercises: The Lying Overhead Pullover

It’s a shit-show of a week on my end this week. For starters I’m involved with a pretty cool product – The Trainers Toolbox – that’s set to be released next week that’s going to set the fitness industry on fire. I won’t give away too much here, but suffice it to say it’s going… Read more

Part I: Correcting the Shoulders

Last week my good friend and author of Day by Day: The Personal Trainer’s Blueprint to Achieving Ultimate Success, Kevin Mullins, wrote an introduction of sorts to the state of “corrective exercise” in the fitness industry. To summate: Stop it. Just stop. People still need to train in order to get better. Today, in Part… Read more

Using Fillers In Your Programs: Squats

Last week I wrote about “fillers,” what they are, why I’m a big fan of them, and how I include them into my programs on deadlift day(s). You can catch up HERE if you happened to miss it. The post seemed to resonate with people so I decided to expand the concept to include how… Read more

Using Fillers In Your Programs: Deadlifts

I had a gentleman come in for an assessment recently who, upon arriving, provided me with a laundry list of injuries and maladies that have hampered his ability to workout for quite some time. The list he handed over would have prompted fist bumps from Tolstoy or Tolkien from its grandiosity in description and length…. Read more

Glute Training For Athletes

If you’re a personal trainer or strength coach you likely work with clients and athletes who 1) have glutes and 2) are looking to up their glute game. Today’s guest post by strength coach, Menachem Brodie, goes a bit further down the rabbit hole than just giving you a bunch of glute-centric exercises to consider…. Read more

Adding CARs to Your Warm Up

My almost two-year old is obsessed with cars. The vroom vroom kind. We live on a busy street here in Boston so it’s more of less toddler catnip for him. It’s impossible to go for a walk and he not be transfixed with every Hyundai and Honda that whizzes by. Likewise, every book we read… Read more

The Forgotten Component of Progressing in the Weight Room

It’s popular nowadays for people to brag about how hard their workouts are. And I don’t mean “hard” as in “man, I’d rather jump into a shark’s mouth than do that squat session again” hard. No, for whatever reason, it’s become more important to one-up each other, to champion shenanigans over actual progress in the… Read more