Good Reads for the Week: Special New Years Edition

Hopefully by now you are all caught up on the articles from Christmas edition of Good Reads. If not, be sure to check that out. With 2011 fast approaching, I thought it would be a good idea to have a special New Years edition as well. Between all the holiday hoopla and being away in Florida, I have not had a whole lot of time to get a list together, but there has been a ton of awesome stuff coming out this week in lieu of the New Year so I wanted to do my best to put something good [...]


Exercise of the Week: Band Resisted Rear Foot Elevated Split Squats

Well, I made it back from Florida this afternoon. It's funny because all week I heard about how terrible the weather was here in the Northeast, but it was actually colder in Florida when I left this morning (28ºF) than it was in New Hampshire when I returned home (37ºF). Go figure. Anyway, now that I'm back I will be updating more regularly, starting today with the new exercise of the week. I’m very excited about this one. Again, I’m not quite sure what to call it so I went with Band Resisted Rear Foot Elevated Split Squats (that’s a [...]


Random Thoughts and Quick Hits from Florida

Sorry for the lack of updates this week. I have been visiting family in Florida for the holidays and have busy with that, plus I have not had internet access for most of the time. I managed to break away for a little bit to check my return flight information so I’d thought I’d spew a few snippets of randomness from the past week. 1. Family. It has been a nice trip and I love getting the chance to see everyone and spend some time together. The older I get, the less I seem to see my family but the [...]


Good Articles and Videos for the Week: Special Christmas Edition

This will be my last post of the week because I am heading out of town later today and will not have internet access. Since I just recently posted a whole bunch of videos on Friday and a lot of Good Reads on Sunday, I originally figured I would hold off this week because between work and getting ready to leave, I have been really busy, and it is a short week so I was skeptical how much god content I would be pull together anyway. The more I thought about it, however, the more I felt like I wanted [...]


Exercise(s) of the Week: The Double Down

Since I am going to be out of town for a little while and will not be posting as much over the next week, I thought I would leave you with two exercises of the week today. It’s Christmas, and I’m in the giving mood. Plus, I have a whole bunch of videos that I have yet to upload to You Tube so this gave me a reason to get moving on that. Merry Christmas. 1. The first is Suspended Flies. I picked this mainly because I did it about four days ago and my chest is still so unbelievably [...]


Random Thoughts and Quick Hits

With the holidays coming up soon, my mind has been all over the place recently. So with that said, I thought I'd share some of my thoughts. I'm warning you right now though, it's random. 1. Over and out. I am leaving for Florida on Thursday to visit my family for Christmas, so I won’t be around for a little while. I found out yesterday that I will not have access to the internet where I’m staying (seriously, who doesn’t have the internet these days), so that means I probably won’t be making any posts while I’m gone. I got [...]


3 Awesome Core Exercises

Nine times out of ten, the first I get from someone looking for help getting in shape is “what should I do for my abs?” In fact, I actually got this question four times this weekend. My answer is always the same: “Get your diet in order.” Nobody wants to hear this, but it’s the truth. You can have the strongest abs in the world, but if you are fat, they will not show. With that said, I realized that my brief answer, while true in many respects, may be undermining the importance of working the core to some extent. [...]


Good Reads for the Week

I am going to start doing a weekly "Good Reads for the Week" post where I link a whole bunch of good reading material for you all to check out. I have already been doing something similar for the past several weeks in my "Stuff Worth Checking Out" posts, but this will be devoted specifically to articles, blogs, audio interviews, and other reading materials (I guess audio interviews aren't readable, but whatever). My buddy Bret Contreras has been doing these posts for awhile, but he asked me to fill in for him so I'm going to do my best to [...]


For Your Viewing Pleasure: Take 11

Another great week of videos this week. It seems like every week the list just keeps growing. The bigger it is has gotten, the more I worry that I will not be able to find enough material the following week, but it always seems to work out and the quality just keeps getting better and better. We have another long list and I know none of you click on this post to read me babble on so I'll just get right to the good stuff. Getcha popcorn ready!As I started putting the list together, I started noticing that there was [...]


5 Awesome Inverted Row Variations: Part 2

Awhile back I wrote an article showing 5 awesome inverted row variations to take spice up your training. I was curious what kind of reception it would get because I think inverted rows often get poo-pooed by stronger athletes as being too easy. After all, it’s only “bodyweight” right? Well, much to my surprise, I actually received an overwhelmingly positive response, and even as late as yesterday, I was still receiving comments from people who have tried out some of the variations I introduced and love them. That’s great to see. With that in mind, I thought I would up [...]