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Real Training. No Nonsense.

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Dear Personal Trainers: STOP Lying about your Career.

You’re not fooling anyone. Okay, maybe a few dingbats.

Dear Personal Trainers: STOP Lying about your Career.

In an industry where one weekend of effort can grant you licensure to do this job, lots of stuff can fly. I try to chalk most of it up as nature of the business, but any well-intended coach will agree that it’s hard to let every anger-inducing thing pass without dying a little on the inside.

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Straight up: What Happened to JUST LIFTING for Strength and Muscle?

…And when did we all become so caught up in the details?

Straight up: What Happened to JUST LIFTING for Strength and Muscle?

I’ll be the first to say it: It’s great to set your expectations nice and high, especially when you’re getting into training for the first time, or if you still have youth on your side when it comes to your thresholds, your recovery time, and your gains in general. But the longer I do this job, and the more exposure I get in my field, the more I’ve noticed a pretty significant trend that no one seems to want to address.

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Enough with the “Functional Training”. You can “Function” just Fine Without it.

It’s hardly about neglecting certain lifts. It’s really about neglecting to train.

Enough with the “Functional Training”. You can “Function” just Fine Without it.

The strength and conditioning world has dropped the ball.

In resistance to the revolution circa 2004 which saw every commercial gym under the sun operate on unstable surfaces, smart coaches decided to do more research. Not surprisingly, they noticed that the instability trend was something that had much less to do with “core” and “strength” than many thought. The rise of the importance of ol’school basics began to rear its head, and it made the BOSU-everything programs lose their traction in the training community.

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I Spent Half of Last Summer in a Wheelchair. This Summer, I’m Front Squatting your Max. Here’s What I did to Get Back.

One year after the biggest injury of my life, there’s a whole lot to talk about.

I Spent Half of Last Summer in a Wheelchair. This Summer, I’m Front Squatting your Max. Here’s What I did to Get Back.

Injuries can be a real hindrance to gains, especially when they’re serious in nature. Not only can they affect your physical capabilities – they can take a huge toll on your mental state also.  If you’ve been following my work for some time, you may remember that a year ago, I suffered a nearly unheard of injury myself during a game of basketball.

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