We’ve all had those days, days where it feels like the world is out to torture you. You go through the motions until the clock strikes 5:00 and it’s time to train. The entire way to the gym you can’t help but think about how absolutely terrible your day was. There’s a time and a […]



Self Discovery

If the mind doesn’t enjoy hard work, or relish suffering and confronting the unknown then no program, no amount of training can be effective. The physical part is easy – it’s just picking stuff up and putting it down – but if you can’t get right in your head the physical training will not produce […]

5 Months at CSC or How I Learned Stop Fucking Around and Love the Squat

I am not an athletic person. I was a single season athlete in high school and generally uncoordinated. I wrestled (poorly) for four years, graduating at 5 foot 7 and a whopping 125 pounds. Starting Wesleyan University in the fall didn’t exactly help my cause; I fit in pretty well with the skinnyfat hipsters drinking […]



Conditioning In Field Sports

N00b gains are the most amazing thing in the world. And if you’re an athlete that doesn’t compete (amateur or otherwise) in the gym — which, let’s be honest, is the vast majority of athletes, your n00b gains are going to transfer to the field. These are field n00b gains. When you hit your first […]

Squat Deload Ver. 1.0: Beltless Chuck Taylor Squats o’ Pain

Yea, I deloaded, wanna fight about it? The linear progression squat gain train, as amazing as it was, finally came to a grinding halt at 315x3x5. While I think I could have squeezed out another session or two of linear progression truth be told my form was beginning to degrade to the point where I […]


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RPS Meet – March 23rd 1

Seeing as this was my first meet, I set a couple of goals for myself. RPS New England Revolution – 1085 @ 194.5 BW (198 lb Classic Raw) Total 1000 lbs. I set this goal back in January when I originally signed up for the meet. Hit PRs on each of my second attempts. This […]

Programming, Plateaus, and Fatigue

There are lots of programs, linear programs, periodic programs, bro-science programs, bodybuilder programs, etc. You name it, its out there waiting to be discovered. The good programs are designed around the two main limiting factors to physiology. The bad programs have no clue how the body works. The program you choose has to fit your […]



Build Day at the Gym

After the workout we built a bench and a storage shelf for people’s stuff to live. A real improvement. And you can see our new back extension in the foreground of the picture.



I’m learning that the mind is primary. Here is a perfect example of why. This man lost 400#. But his mind wasn’t right. With the whirlwind that losing 400# brings, he has gained 300# back. Many are, rightly, confused to think that training is about the body. If you think that you are wrong. Training […]