Shake recipe #1

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Here’s my latest idea: I want to start posting my post workout shake recipes. Why? Because I know they are super good, pretty darn healthy, and free of questionable supplements which are unfortunately ubiquitous throughout the weightlifting and movement community. It’s also a way for me to bring you some value in a hurry. I’ll definitely continue to write on the usual range of topics, but let’s be honest, my posting frequency has declined to […]

When corrective exercise isn’t the best answer

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Early last spring I was training in a movement club and one of the coaches was taking me through a progression for mastering a muscle-up. For the uninitiated, a muscle-up is arguably the crème-de-la-crème of strength. It’s a relative symphony of mobility and brute power. I’m a strong guy, with 15 years of lifting experience, but I remain unable to perform one. But I was going for it. Before long, there was a problem. At […]

It’s time for big box gyms to rethink their Personal Training model

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Yesterday, while at a gym that I frequent, I witnessed a rare, but not all unfamiliar scene: A new-hire personal trainer was just starting out and with no clients scheduled for the evening, she was lingering around the training desk and understandably looking a little bored. It hit a little close to home because it reminded me of my early days in the business. But more importantly, it reminded me of why I chose not […]

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Finding the best pair of gym shorts for you (the complete guide)

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It was about a year ago that my brother gifted me a pair of Lululemon shorts for my birthday. When I opened the box and saw what was inside, I have to admit, there was a part of me that thought to myself, too bad I can’t wear these to the gym. This is, of course, in direct contrast to the entire purpose of the shorts: to exercise in them! And thus got me thinking […]

Social marijuana use and fitness: A risky combination

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With last year’s passage of Initiative 300, the social marijuana measure, the City of Denver’s Department of Excise and Licenses is now hard at work trying to figure out how to practically make this happen. Meanwhile, local businesses are preparing in their own way. While the concept of smoking marijuana in a bar-like environment is easy to visualize, and something that many of us figured was bound to happen sooner or later, there are peripheral […]

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Want to be healthier in 2017? Treat your body like a business

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So, this post was originally published on my LinkedIn page, but I think that it is still very relevant to share with you here. Why? Because this time of year is tough – many New Year’s Resolutions are fading because we’re getting back into our old lives, that is, our post holiday lives. And for many people, that means that they are having to make some very tough decisions on how they spend their time… […]