Are You Recovering?


The world of fitness is growing in popularity fast and it’s awesome.  In this information age that we live in there is much to be learned from each other in regard to human performance, resiliency, etc.  One component of that is recovery.  People use foam rollers and sticks, ice baths and cryotherapy, eat the right … Continue reading

Better Every Day


I try to read various non-fiction books regularly to be a better human being but probably even more so to be the best coach I can be.  One thing about coaching that I learned early on was to steal – perhaps borrow is the more friendly term – from others.  Give credit when due, but … Continue reading

Easy Slow Cooker Spare Ribs

spare ribs

Slow Cooker Spare Ribs Long day coming at you? Instead of grabbing something on your drive home (when your willpower is in the red) take a few minutes in the morning to throw this recipe together. Ingredients: 2-3 lbs spare ribs 1/2 onion chopped 3 cloves garlic chopped 12 oz Tomato sauce 1/4 C water … Continue reading

What’s Best? Pt. 2


In Part 1 last week I came to the conclusion that using various tools and taking the most effective parts from several training systems is best way to train for the vast majority of gym-goers, meaning those mainly concerned with feeling good and looking sexy.  No one tool or system is the ultimate.  This 2nd part … Continue reading

What’s Best? Pt. 1


For the past 3 weeks I’ve been watching the show Sweat Inc. on SpikeTV featuring Jillian Michaels.  Go ahead and giggle.  I have a hard time just writing these sentences without smiling to myself.  Let me first premise this semi-rant with the fact that I understand it’s just tv.  Ratings and money are far more … Continue reading

Building Athletic Capital

Tom Glavine

I recently finished reading “So Good They Can’t Ignore You” by Cal Newport.  I heard Eric Cressey recommend it on a podcast and thought I’d check it out.  The main premise is that skills trump passion when it comes to building a career that you love.  Newport’s first rule is that simply following your passion is bad advice.  There … Continue reading

Toned By Turkey Day

It’s easy to get lazy under our blankets as the weather cools and comfort foods are abundant. Let’s enjoy the festivities while getting stronger and better every day! Each week of November we’ll focus on actions to improve our strength, conditioning, and nutrition. Let’s see how much we can accomplish as a team! Use the … Continue reading