Posts in "Program Design"

Become a Certified Program Design Specialist

What often separates the okay trainers from the kinda-sorta good trainers to the great trainers is often their ability to write effective, thorough, albeit simple programs that help get people results. As I’ve written about before, writing training programs can be a crap-shoot. However, there aren’t many people better at that than Robert Dos Remedios…. Read more

The Post Where I Prove It’s Not Always Tight Hamstrings

You would think, based off all the alarmist articles I come across on the internet extolling the sentiment, that everyone walking around – you, me, leprechauns, everyone – has tight hamstrings. And as a result, if you do a search on Google, you’ll come across roughly 8, 089, 741 (+/- 41, 903) articles telling you… Read more

How to Fix Scapular Winging

Scapular winging. It’s a thing. I guess.   Forgive the aloof and standoffish tone. I recognize the term “scapular winging” is a thing and that it can be an actual, real-live, medical diagnosis with dastardly consequences. But more on that in a minute. It’s just that, in some ways, I find a lot of fitness pros… Read more

How to Train Around a Groin Strain

Groin strains can be a stubborn son-of-a-bitch. Once you have one, it’s one of those pesky injuries that never really seems to go away. In today’s guest post by strength coach and physical therapist, Sam Spinelli, he breaks down some common ways to resolve the issue. Awesome stuff.    How to Train Around a Groin… Read more

Accelerated Fat Loss

I’m still across the pond in London with Dean Somerset presenting our Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint workshop. I have zero plans to do work today, but a good friend (and colleague) of mine, George Kalantzis, was kind enough to pinch hit write for me. He’s written several articles for this site and he’s a… Read more

An Ode to the Meadow’s Row

As odes are concerned, you can relax: this post is not a poem. However if I were to give my poem writing skills a test-drive it may look a little something like this: Meadow’s Row, Meadow’s Row. Thou shall build superior backs. Lats, lats. More lats. I like bacon.   Seems how I won’t be… Read more

Exercise For Grown Ups

I don’t want to be cliche and say that today’s article is “exactly what I needed,” but it’s exactly what I needed. If you’re a newly minted parent (or just someone who’s crazy busy and needs to be as efficient as possible in the gym) you’ll want to hug me for posting this guest post… Read more

The Hardest Topic to Write About: Program Design

There aren’t many topics harder to write about than program design. I mean, I guess we can make a case for Biomolecular Feedback Systems or the intricacies of Mass Spectrometry, but in my neck of the woods – health/fitness & increasing people’s general level of badassery – program design can be (and often is) an… Read more