5 Ways to Spot a Shoddy Trainer

5 Ways to Spot a Shoddy Trainer

Shameless plug for an original piece I have running at the awesome Men’s Health website. Personal training is a huge business. Back in 1997 (when I started) it was just a way for young, fit people to earn spare cash that didn’t involve waiting tables or...
A Tale of Two Trainees

A Tale of Two Trainees

Check Your Head! Most NYC gyms leave a lot to be desired. Typically they’re crowded, cramped, sweltering places filled with equipment that was already out of date back when Arnold was flubbing his lines shooting Hercules in New York. As such, I joined a franchise gym...
Twisted by the Pool

Twisted by the Pool

Big Fish, Little Pond So I finally made it to my first Mr. Olympia. No, I wasn’t competing (thanks for asking). I wasn’t even in Las Vegas to attend the event. I was in town for a wedding that just happened to coincide with bodybuilding’s biggest show of the year. And...
Every Day is New Year’s Day

Every Day is New Year’s Day

Death, Taxes, and New Year’s Fails There are only three things in life you can truly bank on, after the standard death and taxes: Number one: a strip club will have an ATM. Number two: when you call the credit card company to question activity on your account...
Less Is More

Less Is More

The first text I read when I rolled out of bed at 11:07 on Black Friday morning was from a buddy back home. “You out shopping for deals?” I had no work or training on the agenda, but I certainly knew what I wasn’t doing today. “Nah I’m good. I got everything I need.”...