One of my favorite movies of all time is Top Gun. Any opportunity for a Top Gun reference will be seized immediately. The wonders of modern life are an ever-present temptation to write checks your body simply can’t cash. A typical cheeseburger and small fries at the popular chain Five Guys weighs in at a
“I’m bored.” You are connected to the largest, most easily accessible repository of information in the history of time by so many orders of magnitude that words are insufficient to convey the significance of the difference. In less than half a second you can watch a tutorial video on nearly any topic from gunsmithing to philosophy.
There are two exercises that have the lamest of lame connotations when I think of them. Maybe you too. The step-up and the clamshell. At least when I think of the clamshell, I think of the Eric Prydz Call On Me video: But the step-up. Holy hell what a lame exercise, right? Invariably you see
A few weeks ago I noticed my friends Hunter Cook and Jen Comas Keck posting videos on Instagram of themselves doing various fun feats of strength and challenging the other to attempt what they had just done. It looked like they were having fun, I liked the photos, and didn’t give it much more thought. Then a
If I love deadlifts, and I do, then pull-ups are like the awkward third wheel that comes along for the ride but no one ever talks about. I’ve often joked that you could characterize my training as deadlifts and pull-ups. But I digress. The purpose of this article is to give you an example of
Lifting straps are fantastic. Like belts they’re a tool that used properly will allow you to lift more weight and get more out of your training than you could otherwise. Used improperly – well not so much. Something you’ll hear often from people who don’t even lift (or very much) is that straps will make
Sweat pouring off your brow, bent over with your hands on your knees, head pounding, lungs aching with just a hint of the taste of blood in your mouth. Great conditioning session, right? At least that is what you have been told. It needs to be hard — in fact, it needs to be brutal.
How a certain piece of benign training equipment was able to gain such a personality of it’s own is sometimes beyond me, but the kettlebell has done that. The level of misunderstanding and confusion surrounding this one tool is unmatched by any other equipment. All it takes is hearing some variation of the familiar refrain
This past Black Friday to Cyber Monday (I hate those terms so, so much) I ran a special offer on my deadlift and biofeedback book, Off The Floor. The sale was a phenomenal success and I am so excited to hear back from all the people who picked up the book and their progress over
In my email yesterday, I told you a remarkable story of how a fellow trainer, client, and friend found his way out of back pain by using biofeedback testing and lesser-known deadlift variations – and went on to set two personal record best deadlifts. That is in a nutshell my exact goal with Off The