Monthly Archives: July 2014

Next Step: Cressey Sports Performance Internship

I’m psyched to announce that this fall I’ll be interning at Cressey Sports Performance in Hudson, Massachusetts. If you’ve ever read this blog before, you know that Eric Cressey has been a huge influence on me from day one. Eric

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My 3 Favorite Set and Rep Schemes for Fast Muscle Gains

A few weeks ago, I was training a client and had a funny interaction with my co-worker Steve. I was explaining to the client the difference in rep ranges for building strength and building muscle. “To build muscle,” I said,

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Posted in Lists, Tips and Tricks 3 Worst Core Exercises for Baseball (and What to Do Instead)

Baseball players undoubtedly need tons of core strength. But what does “core strength” even mean? The term has been bastardized to the point that Fred DiMenna, my grad school professor and former WNBF pro bodybuilder, would say “I don’t know

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Posted in Lists, Articles, Tips and Tricks How Watching World Cup Soccer Can Make You a Better Athlete

My high school baseball coach was one of the most influential people in my young life. Coach Degre was a junior high health teacher and fireman, yet still found time to coach our team. And he didn’t just coach. He

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How Exercise F.O.M.O. is Killing Your Gains

On October 11, I’ll hit the platform at the RPS Power Challenge in Everett, Mass., for the seventh meet of my powerlifting career. I’m shooting for a 1500 total and a double bodyweight bench press. In March, I went 8-for-9 with a

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3 Tips to Help You Write Better

I’ve spent the past three days in Las Vegas at the National Strength and Conditioning Association Conference and have met a lot of really cool people, including Andy Haley, my editor at I’ve been writing for Stack since December of

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Posted in Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized – 4 Muscle-Building Supplements That Don’t Work

“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” Winston Churchill I’ve done my fair share of bashing the supplement industry on this blog (here, here and here), and I’m not

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