Why trainers should not try to fix everything with exercise

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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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Dear Lululemon, here’s how to build men’s shorts that weightlifters will actually wear

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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! First, a little […]

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… […]

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How to get your calves to grow

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If there’s one singular body part that all of us wish was better developed, it would probably be the calves. These are the muscles that are often a true reflexion of athleticism. Big arms may be nice, but strong calves suggest a person who can really move. So, how can you get your calves to grow? Whenever I see someone in the gym training calves it’s usually on the Smith machine and it’s typically for […]