The Safety Squat Bar: Making a Tall Guy Squat Right

As badass as it looks.

As badass as it looks.

My friend Doug McGuff , author of the new book Body by Science, once made this comment at a training conference: “We tend toward the things we’re not naturally talented at.” I find this accurate in my own life, as I was a beanpole basketball player growing up who decided to try his hand at, and become really enamored with, the strength training game. I’ve been a trainer for nearly 10 years now and I’ve never felt really good about squatting…until now. Continue reading

It Isn’t Magic To Eat Like A Hunter-Gatherer

Could Stand a Cheeseburger...or 6.

Could Stand a Cheeseburger…or 6.

I am not a paleo romantic. I don’t believe life was better when we were roaming tribes. I don’t care that my ancestors had more muscle and less fat. I live in a post-modern society that values science as a means to explain the world around me and I have no intention of looking like our buddy in the picture above. So why do I recommend that a person eats very similar to a paleo diet? Continue reading

Sausage Salad

The Spread

The Spread

A quick, if unusual, update for me. Tonight’s dinner is somewhat of a staple in my house, namely a turkey sausage salad with homemade apple vinegarette. Both of these recipes are from John Berardi’s book Gourmet Nutrition and incredibly easy to make: sausage, english walnuts, fuji apple slices, spinach…omitted the quinoa because I don’t like the stuff. Wine should have been white, but all I had was a (quite tasty) 2007 Tilia Malbec. Another shot:

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