Don’t believe the memes, don’t take the inspirational posts as gospel, don’t destroy your body to save face: Take a rest day. Take a week off, or a month, or even half a year. Do something besides lifting, find a new hobby for a while, or volunteer somewhere to help the less fortunate. Do something […]

Article by Beth Holmes In the world of health and fitness, there is a constant influx of conflicting information that can often times present dogmatic opinions of what is good or bad, healthy or unhealthy, and right or wrong. Most websites and magazines provide explanations as to why their “evidence based research” is the answer […]

A real quick write-up here, reposted from my Facebook post: I get an ungodly amount of questions regarding hand placement on a back squat. Besides my height, it’s the most frequent question I’m asked. Here is the answer: I keep my hands close to my shoulders, I keep my thumb off the bar, and I […]

Part I: Beltless Training is NOT Core Training Alright, fellow lifters of heavy things…I’m back! After a long hiatus from writing for LBEB due to the demands of life and residency, Dr. Meathead’s clinic is now open again for business, and I’ve returned with a very important message: your training program is bad, and that’s […]

Article written by Tom Foxley Coaches are quick to talk about the physiological adaptation to a stimulus: the energy pathways, muscle recruitment, recovery time, Vo2 max etc. but they often neglect the adaptation at the heart of the matter: the psychological one. What could be more important? There are two sides to adaptation to a […]

Article written by Pete Stables As a young and upcoming strength coach, your goal is to make your client bigger, better, stronger and faster. But beware; breaking records, diagnosis of injuries and discounted sessions, could leave your income revenue down and your business belly up… We all want results for our customers. That’s how we […]

In the latest installment in my mental health series, I have decided to discuss a topic that I spend a great deal of time dwelling on; suicide. There has been a great deal of death in my life this year, some voluntary, some not, and combined with the suicide of my uncle before I was […]

Article written by Peter Baker I know what you’re thinking. It sounds something like this: “My grip will be just fine doing regular old deadlifts on a plain bar.” And that might be true, to an extent. But if you want healthy hands, a better deadlift, a stronger grip, AND more function, you need to pinch lift. […]

Article written by Phillip James Disclaimer: this article serves only as written information in which you, the reader, can make more educated choices in your life. I’m not responsible in any shape or form with the implications, possible health risks, or problems that may arise in changing one’s diet. Consult a medical professional for guidance […]