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Exercises You Should Be Doing: Copenhagen Side Plank Shenanigans

Just to get the obvious question out of the way: I have ZERO idea why the Copenhagen Side Plank is called what it is. My educated guess is it’s not because it was popularized in Detroit. In THIS article, though, via Carl Valle, he notes the origin of the exercise is a bit of a… Read more

4 Maybe New to You Goblet Squat Variations

Alas, I will never be a fitness influencer. First of all, the mere thought of even calling myself something like that invokes an immediate gag reflex. But more to the point I am not nearly creative enough to fall into that camp. I mean, a true fitness influencer would have used any of the following… Read more

Introducing CORE at Home: Workouts You Can Perform In Your Living Room

I’m excited to announce my new CORE @ Home platform. I’ve spent the last several weeks working with my boy Alex from Copter Labs to develop a resource which will allow me to send weekly workouts to your living room.   It’s Free(ish) Many of us have been forced to workout from home the last… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Stuck at Home Not Wearing Pants: 5/8/20

THE WEEKLY BRIEF UPDATE We fucking did it! My wife and I packed our shit (and Julian) into our car last Saturday night and took off for Florida early Sunday morning. It took us three hours on the dot to get from Boston to NYC. And then we went 55 MPH across the GW Bridge… Read more

Now Is Not the Time to Guilt Yourself Into Working Out

I’m going to be honest. I know it’s expected of me to be this beacon of inspiration and to regale everyone with a bunch of “you can do it’isms” designed to motivate the masses into doing something (anything!) to stay active during this time of malaise and sucktitude, and it’s n0t lost on me that… Read more

Support Your Sweat: A Call to Action for Trainers, Coaches, and Fitness Professionals

The whole world is hurting. The fitness industry, though, in an admittedly personal and biased take, is really hurting. The bulk of businesses across the health & fitness community have been forced to shut down for a seemingly indeterminate amount of time as the COVID-19 pandemic runs its course and disrupts everything. I felt it… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 3/6/20

I’m currently in Paris. It’s a detour I’ve made in between two weekends of teaching workshops (last weekend in Athens, Greece and this coming weekend in London). I love it here. I only had one full day at my disposal so I made the most of it. I adore walking around European cities so I… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: This Is One That Will Make Your Shoulders Feel Better

When it comes to overall shoulder health there are a bevy of factors to consider: Rotator cuff strength Tissue quality Overuse Programming balance Even exercise technique (and how joints are loaded) All are important and things I consider myself when working with a new client who’s shoulder isn’t feeling great. However, there’s one “thing” that’s… Read more