The *Actual* Fundamentals of Physique Progress

As a coach, one of the biggest lessons you learn is that folks tend to think they’re way more advanced than they really are. On a scale of 1-10 in terms of development (with 10 being a Pro, and 1 being a rookie) most believe they’re in the 7-8 range, and just need a...

The New Hybrid Workout Program

The gyms are back open! Sure, you might have to deal with scheduling workouts and social distancing protocols. Who cares? You’re back in your happy place, your iron sanctuary, your— —or… maybe not yet? After a few months away and a whole lot of adapting,...

The Washington Redtails

The Washington Redtails. Clever. Hits a lot of notes (military, black history) most everyone could get behind. Even keeps “red” in the mix for easy brand reckoning. Years ago I had a Native Studies prof who was an OG in the “pro sport teams should...

Anthony Bourdain: Simplicity + Perfection

It was a rainy Saturday in June. I spent it with my kid and an Anthony Bourdain retrospective on in the background. Bourdain’s life was well-travelled and well-lived and, sadly, way too short. I miss him. I drew inspiration watching him grow. He seemed to become...

I don’t like owing anyone

Very busy spring morning. I’m speeding through email when my eye catches the little calendar icon at the bottom corner of the screen. Today’s date: the 19th. As in JUNE 19. I stop mid-scroll. For one fleeting moment I think something’s wrong. I screwed up a setting,...