Best of 2016: Articles

2016 was a pretty amazing year. I had some big life events happen, including getting married and buying a house. Some cool stuff went down at Bonvec Strength too, and today I’ll recap my five most-viewed articles of the year.

7 Simples Cues to Improve Your Squat Form

My most popular article of the year covered seven not-so-obvious but incredibly effective cues for the squat.

8 Lessons from My First 600 Pound Deadlift


Perhaps my biggest lifting milestone of 2016 was my first 600-pound deadlift, which was also my first triple bodyweight pull. I learned some valuable lessons during my training leading up to this lift and I outline them in this blog.

10 Lessons from 10 Years of Lifting

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2016 also marked the 10-year anniversary of me picking up a barbell. There are few things that have taught me as many important lessons about life as strength training has. Here are the most crucial things I’ve learned over the past decade.

Why Our Gym Has No Mirrors

Cressey Sports Performance co-founder Pete Dupuis asked me to write a blog explaining to clients why we don’t have mirrors in our gym. What started as a tongue-in-cheek blog turned out to be one of my most-read posts of the year.

3 Lies We Tell Ourselves to Validate Our Excuses


Excuses suck. We’ve all got them, and we all need to get rid of them. Here are three of the most common excuses I hear from gym goers and I happily rip them to shreds.


Tomorrow I’ll post a recap of the most-viewed videos of 2016. Stay tuned!

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