Let’s take it back to the Spring of 2008. Brett Favre was not yet a New York Jet. The stock market had not yet bottomed out. President Bush was still in office. And I still hadn’t strained my hamstring. I was in my third year of College, and I was nearing the tail end of
Hey guys!  It’s been a little over a month since I really started working on my pull-ups (well…my lack of pull-ups).   Here are some of my thoughts so far. 1. It’s not just about strength- Ok, obviously upper body strength is a hugely important part of being able to do a pull-up. That’s why it seems
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Snack Attack

I have a confession to make. I am a serial snacker. I have, in my darker days, devoured an entire jar of peanut butter. Add to that list a family sized bag of almonds, and I have probably (definitely) committed crimes against Nutella too.  I don’t think I’m alone.  When you are sitting at your desk getting
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I hope everyone is having a good week… because FOOTBALL IS BACK and everything is OK again. Seriously, how did we live between February and now without football? Anyways, the Jets are favored to win the Super Bowl AGAIN (for like the 10th year in a row!), and I couldn’t be happier. This team just keeps
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When people try to do something they aren’t familiar with, I can almost guarantee they will skip a step. I do it, you do it, we ALL do it. Think about the last time you tried to assemble furniture – you took out all the big pieces, you start following the directions, and then you
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  Relax. Relaxing does have its benefits. Winning the League MVP, having a hot girlfriend, the adulation of an entire fanbase – all through the power of r-e-l-a-x-ation. Relaxing may have worked for Aaron Rodgers, but it won’t work for you if you want to be the strongest version of yourself. If you don’t master
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1. Summer Strong Update – we are currently at $17,200! Thank you all for the wonderful support. We are $7,88 much away from our goal! Keep the momentum moving, we are almost there! Every little bit helps.  Donate here. 2. It’s amazing how what you do in the gym translates to everyday life. Some movements
Do your shoulders hurt? Do you sit slouched in front of a computer monitor? Yes and yes? Well then you need to be strengthening the postural muscles of your upper back. However, since you can’t flex them in front of a mirror, most people end up neglecting them, letting their posture devolve into something closer to resembling the fetal
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How To Train Around Any Injury

Meet Jim. Jim’s been training hard since he was 14 years old. He’s deadlifted 550 lbs, benched 425 lbs, played football, baseball and ran track, and over the course of his training career, he has never, never had a strain, sprain, setback or injury. Of course… No.  Jim isn’t real, and that scenario of a happy, injury free
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