June 14, 2017

With so much emphasis on key weight lifting exercises like the barbell squat and deadlift, the grip doesn't always get its due. So often, it is the one limiting factor in students' pull-ups and deadlifts. So while chasing progress in either, I won't argue. Truth is, by...

May 24, 2017


One of my favorite kettlebell coaches posted a fun video of him working through a synchronized sequence of kettlebell exercises with one of his colleagues and it looked awesome. Sure, these two athletes are strong as heck and are deftly wielding steel balls with preci...

January 19, 2017

A friend sent me a link to an article she'd stumbled upon, asking whether it was true that mixing things up too much will hinder results. Not too surprising to me, she was asking because she was mixing things up and not seeing any results. Damn those pesky plateaus!


June 13, 2016

I’d been doing yoga on and off for many years so I was happy to find Angela’s garage classes after moving to Berwyn a couple years ago. Yoga is my go to exercise, but I also like walking and jogging. After a year or so of taking yoga from Angela, I got up the nerve to...

February 15, 2016

Manufacturers of suspension training systems are quick to market these relatively low cost, portable tools by pointing out the user is able complete an endless number of exercises. But is suspension training safe for all fitness levels?


As a trainer, one of m...

February 5, 2016


Kettlebells differ from dumbbells by virtue of the fact that the center of mass is located away from the hand. They are an excellent tool for training multi-joint movements that develop serious strength, power and stability.


1) According to a study from the American C...

December 30, 2015

I had an excellent conversation this morning with a student who asked whether certain full-body exercises -- such the Turkish Get Up we'd been working on -- are good for the brain.

While there is limited research available right now, many studies point to th...

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