Monthly Archives: March 2015

Stack.com – 3 Tricks for a Stronger Front Squat

I used to hate front squats. I mean HATE. Like, I’d rather do almost any exercise in the gym besides front squats. They’re uncomfortable and I could never seem to stay upright. My elbows would fall forward, my chest would

Posted in Stack.com Articles, Tips and Tricks

Cressey Sports Performance Round Table: Carving Your Path as a Strength Coach

This week at Cressey Sports Performance Massachusetts, we received an email from an athlete looking to pursue a career in fitness when his playing days are over. This is a common scenario and one to which many athletes-turned-coaches can relate. Here’s

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3 Reasons to Lift Weights Slower

“[I]f you want to really build strength and muscle, you need to crush each rep as explosively as you can with perfect form. Lower the weight under control, but always lift each rep with maximal effort like you’re trying to

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Stack.com – Improve Your Squat Depth with 5 Easy Warm-Up Exercises

Squat depth is a funny thing. When people start lifting, they usually squat high. They don’t know how low they’re supposed to go, or they’re scared if they go too low, they won’t be able to stand back up. Then,

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MyFitnessPal: Learn the Kettlebell Swing in 4 Easy Steps

I love kettlebell swings. This is not breaking news. I’ve written about them before (here and here) and I wrote about them again. This time, I wrote a piece for MyFitnessPal called “Learn the Kettlebell Swing in 4 Easy Steps“.

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Stack.com – Eat Like a Champion, Part 3: Post-Workout Nutrition

It’s been said time and again – you don’t get bigger and stronger during your workout. It’s after the workout when you’re resting that you recover and make gains. So post-workout nutrition becomes a prime factor in making sure you get the

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3 Qualities That Separate Great Lifters from Good Lifters

This Sunday, I’ll have the honor of coaching/speaking at Greg Robin’s Optimizing the Big 3 seminar at Cressey Sports Performance. Greg is a tremendous coach, lifter and mentor. He’s made a huge impact on my coaching career and I can

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