Posts in "Strength Training"

What Being An Army Ranger Taught Me About Getting Strong Using Only Bodyweight Exercises

SPOILER ALERT: I didn’t write this article. The closest I’ve ever been to calling myself a “ranger” was when I used to watch Walker, Texas Ranger growing up and pretend to roundhouse kick unsuspecting (and imaginary) bad guys in the face. Oh, and there was that one time I dressed up as the Green Power Ranger for… Read more

30 Days of Deadlifts: Days 11-20

There are many things in life I enjoy: Dead animal flesh. A good Jason Bourne fight scene. Making my two-year old laugh. Filling my wife’s love tank by making the bed every morning. Few things give me as much jubilation as deadlifts, though. I like performing them, I like coaching them, I like dreaming about… Read more

Favorite Movements For Athletes and Modifications For Adult Athletes

I’m always asked what’s the main difference between training professional athletes and those who think they’re still an athlete. Not much, really.  I still very much prefer to treat my general population clients like athletes – encouraging them to lift, hoist, push, toss, and drag things every which way – if for no other reason… Read more

Are Compound Movements Actually Making You Stronger?

NOTE FROM TG: I’ll be traveling in Europe for the next ten days and figured this would be a nice opportunity to repurpose some old content that may have been missed the first time around. 1) If you didn’t read this the first time I posted it all I have to say is “pfffffft, whatever.”… Read more

Getting Stronger is Corrective

  “Oh, I forgot to tell you…my previous trainer said I have a winged scapula, my left hip is a bit internally rotated, and that my posture is bad.” This was less than five minutes into an initial assessment with a new client and it took everything I had to prevent my eyeballs from rolling… Read more

How Often Should You Strength Train?

Strength training, like anything, is a skill that requires unrelenting practice and consistency. Yet, many treat it with the same dubious cavalierness as, say, making a ham sandwich. Some people think that just because they “kinda sorta” show up in the gym 1x per week that they’ll reap all the benefits and look like The… Read more

Ladies: Here’s Why You’re Not Getting Stronger

Today’s a travel day for me. I’m heading back to Boston after spending the weekend in Houston, TX with Dean Somerset teaching our (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint workshop. Pinch writing for me today is Lana Sova, personal trainer and competitive power lifter based out of Boston, MA. Enjoy. Ladies: Here’s Why You’re… Read more

Solving the Shin Splint Shit Show

Few things are more annoying than a nagging (sports) injury. Okay, I can think of some: A piece of popcorn lodged between your teeth during a three hour long movie and no floss in sight. Flat Earthers. Poodles. Talking about feelings. Outside of those things, having (and trying to train around) a nagging injury is… Read more