For Your Viewing Pleasure: Take 27

I normally post these video compilations on Wednesday, but I really wanted to get yesterday’s post up (check it out if you haven’t done so already) so I pushed this back a day. No worries though, it just gave me a little bit more time to get a better list together. In fact, this turned out to be the biggest list of all, with over 50 videos in all. If you can’t find you like here, well, I don’t know what to tell you. Before I get to the videos, there are a few quick things I’d like to mention. [...]


Learning on a Budget

Every week when I put together my compilation of Good Reads for the Week, I have a section at the bottom of the list entitled “Membership Sites.” Thinking about it more, I realize that title may put some people off because a membership implies spending money, and why spend money when you can get loads of other free information, right? Trust me, I completely understand this sentiment. As a new strength coach right out of school, to say I am not rolling in the dough would be an understatement. Still though, I want to learn as much as I can [...]


Take a Big Step Back to Ultimately Move Forward

The title of this post could mean many different things. I did that on purpose. In regards to the gym, I often use this advice when someone has let their form slip in the quest to add more weight. It happens all the time, especially with young guys (isn’t as much of an issue with females). Heck, it’s happened to me on several occasions. It’s never a fun pill swallow, but when you find your ego getting in the way of performing an exercise properly, it’s important to lighten the load, get your form in check, and work back up [...]


Good Reads for the Week

I hope everyone had a good week. Mine certainly went well. Spring is finally in the air. The new session at MBSC has been going very well, and I have been having a great time and learning a lot. With my own training, I am nearing the end of another successful training phase, and that has been going very well too, capped off by several personal bests at the end of the week (more on this to come). Last but not least, the weather is finally coming around. I'd have to say spring is my favorite season of all: not [...]


Try This For Ring Pushups

First things first. If you missed this week’s For Your Viewing Pleasure post, be sure to check that out HERE. There’s a lot of cool videos I know you’ll want to see.Speaking of videos, I wanted to share a new one with you that I have been playing around with a little bit this past week. Truth be told, I’m not sure why I didn’t think of this one earlier, but as they say, hindsight is 20/20. I have been working on a longer blog post about different ring pushup variations, and I realized that most of the stuff I [...]


For Your Viewing Pleasure: Take 26

I hope everyone is having a good week so far. If not, it's about to get a little better. I have put together an awesome list of videos (56 in in all!) from the past week, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. Before I get into the list, however, I first want to draw attention to a new You Tube channel from Chad Waterbury. I'm sure you all know who Chad is (if not, you should because he's got a lot of great stuff), but his You Tube is relatively new. New or not though, it's already packed [...]


Exercise of the Week: 1 Arm 1 Leg Inverted Rows

First things first. If you have not checked out this week’s Good Reads compilation of articles and podcasts, be sure to do that because it was one of the best lists I have ever put together. You can find it HERE.Ok, on to the Exercise of the Week. This week I will be breaking down the 1 Arm 1 Leg Inverted Row, which I have only recently thought up but is quickly becoming a favorite of mine the more I play around with it. What It Is: The name is pretty self-explanatory, but essentially it’s a combination of a regular [...]


Good Reads for the Week

Well it's Sunday and that marks either the end of the week or the beginning of the next week, depending on how you look at it. I've always seen Sunday as the end of the week, but that's just me. Anyway, I digress. I have put together quite the list of great fitness articles and podcasts from the past week. In fact, at risk of sounding like a broken record, this is the biggest and best list yet with over 120 links to choose from. Yea, it's a doozy. Before I get right to it, here are a few posts [...]


Advanced Valslide Exercises

When I first saw the Valslide, I must confess that I was not that impressed. I saw it as something meant for ladies trying to “tone up,” which is fine and all, but not particularly useful for a guy like me whose goal was to challenge myself and get stronger. Then I tried them. At first, I was almost embarrassed to do so and worried it would result in a giant deduction of points off my man card. Soon after trying them, however, my real embarrassment came from the fact that the Valslide was in fact kicking my butt. It [...]