Posts Tagged with "strength training"

Basics: Get Some

As you might surmise, as a strength and conditioning coach (and personal trainer), I’m a huge fan of teaching people the basics.  Really, though, when you think about it, the basics are a great place to start when learning just about anything. A common theme is that you need to learn how to walk before… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Zercher Goodmornings

Normally with this segment I gravitate towards exercises that fall under one of the three categories: 1.  Those exercises I see most people perform poorly (seated rows, push-up variations, single leg variations, etc). 2.  Those that are new to me, and thus, new to the reader, but can be performed by most everyone without running… Read more


Push-ups are like the Rodney Dangerfield of the fitness community – they get no respect. Often deemed a waste of time, or worse, “too easy,” push-ups are generally an after-thought with regards to exercise selection. I mean, who has time to do push-ups after four sets of bench presses, seven sets of incline presses, and… Read more

Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday: Bar Speed, Introverts, Charlie Weingroff Seminar

1. One of the funniest conversations I ever had in the gym happened like two years ago when one of our football guys – who’s since become a great friend and is now in law school – was prepping for an “open” NFL Combine. Having had a successful collegiate career and even spending some time… Read more

2011 Bits of Awesomeness: Part II

In keeping with the same theme as yesterday, today I’m going to share the remaining top posts/articles from 2011 on that, for one reason or another, were the most popular. For those who missed the first part, click HERE. Guess What:  You’re Not an Elite Athlete This was a post that struck a chord… Read more

2011 Bits of Awesomeness

2011 is quickly drawing to a close, and I thought I’d take this time to review some of the more popular blog posts from this past year. Collectively all of them made the list either because they were the most viewed, had the most responses/comments, or I just felt they kicked ass and thought you… Read more

Extreme Makeover: Deadlift Edition

Anyone familiar with popular show Extreme Home Makeover knows the premise:  a family, fallen on hard times and down on their luck, is sent on vacation for two weeks while Ty Pennington and his team of contractors, designers, carpenters, not to mention an entire town… Read more

How to Get Better at Writing Programs

Q:  What are the best resources for getting awesome at writing programs? Besides CPT textbooks? I remember watching a movie a few years ago (okay, a lot of years ago) – I think it was either Finding Forrester or Dead Poets Society (or something… Read more