Posts in "Strength Training"

Knee Pain When Squatting? A Simple, Practical Guide to Resolving It

To mirror yesterday’s conversation on training around pain, today’s post delves a little deeper into a specific area that many lifters tend to have issues with: Not enough bicep curl variations in their program Forgetting to remove their shaker bottle from their gym bag for week  Knees. The knees are a vulnerable joint and there… Read more

Factors to Consider When Training Around Pain

Getting hurt is a drag. It’s even more of a drag when you’re someone who’s used to being active and an injury prevents you from training consistently or prevents you from training as hard as you’d like. There’s generally two approaches many people take: 1. Complete rest. 2. Conjure up their inner Jason Bourne and… Read more

How to Spot a Dumbbell Press: I Can’t Believe I Have to Say This

Anyone who has been reading my blog for any length of time knows that I don’t take myself too seriously, and that much of what makes my blog so popular is that I’m able to combine great fitness and health information with a pinch (or two) of an entertainment value. I mean, where else can… Read more

The Fitness Zeitgeist

In lieu of recent world events it’s been a challenge not to be a bit more introspective and to not get lost in a deeper train of thought. Regardless of what side of the fence you reside on – relax I’m not here to judge – it’s hard not to be cognizant of and be… Read more

You Just Wait Till You’re My Age

Cue raspy & ornery Clint Eastwood voice… “You just wait till you’re my age. You won’t be training like that.” Pffft Whatever I was 25 at the time, and had just started working at my first “gig” in the fitness industry as a “Health & Wellness Specialist” at a corporate fitness center just outside Syracuse,… Read more

The Art of the Indicator Set

The 21st century has graced us with a bevy of technological advances: High-speed internet. Telescopes that now treat us to images of Black Holes Nanotechnology to help improve manufacturing, healthcare, climate change, and agriculture. Pizza crust made out of cauliflower. The health/fitness sector has also benefitted. Trainers have the ability to work with clients from… Read more

Strength Training For the Real World

Just to be clear: This blog post has nothing to do with the reality series, The Real World…😉 Speaking of which, I crushed that show in its early days. I watched every season up until Paris (season 13); after that it kinda lost its luster for me. Watching people make out in hot tubs wasn’t… Read more

The Bar Every Gym Should Have: Safety Squat Bar

When Dean Somerset & I created the Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint and the (Even More) Complete Shoulder and Hip Blueprint (both currently on sale for the next 72 hours at 40% off their regular price…wink wink, nudge nudge) our goal was to provide a resource for people to better connect the dots between assessment… Read more