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Low Back Shenanigans (1 of 4)

This is from my good friend (Eric Cressey’s) blog. 80% of people in the US will experience some form of lower back pain at some point in time. Most (read not all) physicians and/or physical therapists are totally clueless when it comes to treating low back pain. Luckily we have Dr. Stuart McGill, who is… Read more

This Isn’t Social Hour

It stands to reason that I have seen a lot of dumb things throughout my years working as a personal trainer (BOSU balls anyone?). I would go so far to say that a see something on a daily basis that makes me scratch my head and think to myself, “why?” I’d also go so far… Read more

Do Your Single Leg Work

This is probably the most important component that people forget about or are just too lazy to incorporate into their programs. Single leg work (think lunges) serves several purposes. It helps to fix any weaknesses or imbalances that may exist between one limb or the other (in this case, one leg being stronger or weaker… Read more

Post 4th Beatdown….

How were all those hotdogs, hamburgers, and pasta salads on the 4th? I’m not going to lie, I had a few too many chocolate chip cookies myself so I have no room to talk. The chocolate cake was tasty too. Alright, I have a little bit of a chocolate obsession, sue me! Just a little… Read more

Liftstrong

A few months ago I had the opportunity to take part in what could quite possibly be the most meaningful “project” I will ever contribute to. Alwyn Cosgrove and Mike Roussell asked some of the leading fitness professionals in the industry to write an article or excerpt for a book that Alwyn wanted to put… Read more

Interval Training vs. “Cardio”

I am not going to lie, I think steady state cardio is a total waste of time. I’d rather watch “Titanic” for a week straight than perform any steady state cardio (I’ll never let go Jack!”) Yet walk into any gym in North America and you will undoubtedly see everyone and their mother on the… Read more

Down To the Basics…

I hate fad diets. Matter of fact, I hate all of those fad diet books more than I hate the Yankees (that should score me some brownie points; I’m from Upstate NY). Why do I dislike them so much? They do absolutely NOTHING as far as setting you up for LONG-TERM success. They’re a crutch… Read more

5 Exercises You DO NOT Need To Be Doing….

I’ll put it simply, the following exercises are about as useful as a poo flavored lolly pop. In short: don’t do them. 1. Anything on a BOSU ball, Airex pad, Dyna-disc, etc: I already blogged about this before (scroll down to “Training for the Circus). I really feel that such exercises have NO place in… Read more