Monthly Archives: January 2014

Stack.com – Condition to Perform: Baseball Conditioning

My latest article on Stack.com is one I wish I could go back in time and read to my former self. The summer after my senior year of high school, I heeded the advice of many coaches and college players

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Posted in Stack.com Articles, Tips and Tricks

Good Reads of the Week – (1/24)

This was a solid week for writing. I posted a more op-ed, off-topic piece about egoism in the personal training/strength coaching world and my latest baseball article for Stack got posted. There’s another one about baseball-specific conditioning in the hopper,

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Tom Brady and the Strength Coach’s Humble Pie

Sunday was brutal. The Patriots have held my heart hostage every week this season, but by the end of the regular season, I’d grown used to Tom Brady waiting til the final minutes to pull off some comeback magic and

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Posted in Rants

Stack.com – Finding the Right Bat for You

Ever since my Little League days, I was always very peculiar and protective of which bat I used. First, it was the Easton Octane C405. Then the Black Magic. In high school I raked with the original TPX Exogrid, then

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Posted in Stack.com Articles

Get Strong as an Ox with Farmers Walks

It doesn’t get much simpler than picking up something heavy and carrying it. But just like squats, deadlifts and pullups, simpler is often better. Few exercises work the body from head to toe like farmers walks. And even fewer exercises

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Posted in Tips and Tricks

Best of 2013: Training Destinations

I traveled a lot in 2013, which meant lifting weights away from home. And usually, this means sucking it up and working out at a commercial gym. You know how I feel about commercial gyms. But this year I smartened

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Posted in Lists

Best of 2013: Books

“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” – Joseph Brodsky I did more reading in 2013 than in the past decade combined. Unfortunately, I still didn’t read for pleasure as much as I’d

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