If you’ve landed on this page, that means one of two things:
If you belong to the second of those two options, then you’re in the right place. This page exists for the sole purpose of getting you oriented and telling you what we’re all about.
Oh, and we have some free stuff for you along the way, so yeah…go ahead and give this a quick a read.
Let’s get one thing straight before we get started:
Human performance is an incredibly complex and in depth topic that deserves to be treated like the science it is.
Thus, we aren’t here to write and share info for the masses. If you’re the type of person just looking for some Men’s Health weekend warrior tips, then you’re in the wrong place.
For example, you will never see anything along the lines of: 6 weeks to shredded or 6 weeks to six pack type stuff here.
If you’re the type of person who stays up at night wondering about programming methodology to improve your performance in x, however, then you’re in the right place.
If you’re the type of person who’s only interested in looking great naked….then we probably aren’t for you either (although we make that happen too).
If you’re the type of person who’s interested in how to appropriately manage your peri-workout nutrition to optimize body composition and performance gains, however, then you’re in the right place.
While we could continue to beat this back and forth to death, let’s just summarize it this way:
We are enormous nerds who just so happen to also be meatheads. Thus, we aren’t afraid of the science, and we’re not going to shy away from publishing in depth articles that dig into the science, anatomy and many intricacies of human performance. In fact, we want to be the people/place responsible for pushing the conversation further.
Yes, you read that right. We are NERDS. And we’re proud of it. We sit around obsessing about muscle physiology, hormones, energy systems, the brain, and pretty much everything else under the sun.
BUT…we are also very aware of our roots. We all first got into this because of our passion for training, and that will never change.
We still live for that 1-3 hour block of the day when we get to block out the world, crank up the music, and LIFT. Because at the end of the day that matters.
Textbook and whiteboard knowledge is incredibly important. You need to know muscle attachment sites, you need to know hormones, you need to know the krebs cycle, you need to know stress physiology, you need to know about rate coding, the force velocity curve, and the list goes on forever.
But you also need to know how to lift a damn barbell, and that unfortunately get’s overlooked at times.
Moral of the story: this isn’t a one-way street. Both science and practical experience matter, and you will always have both of those here.
As I mentioned earlier (I is James Cerbie if you’re wondering), one of the main purposes of this site is to foster the most well-rounded and educational discussion concerning all things human performance on the internet.
Note the key word in that sentence: DISCUSSION.
This isn’t a place for internet warriors and trolls. If you disagree with an article, write a kick ass counter article and we’ll publish it because that’s how we get better. In order to appropriately move the conversation forward, we must be willing to think outside the box and have meaningful discussion on complex topics.
Along this same line thought, we are always open for and seeking article contributions from real coaches and athletes.
Have you been doing something that’s getting great results? TELL US ABOUT IT. We want to know and we want to share it, but please…bring your A game. That means high quality writing and/or video content. You can take care of that below:
And here’s a short list of topics if you’re interested in contributing, or just want to know what kind of stuff we’ll be talking about:
Coupled with our passion for training and education is coaching. Why? Well there are a few reasons:
1. ANY AND EVERYONE interested in truly performing at a high level needs a coach and mentor. We’ve not only found this holds true for ourselves (yes, we all have coaches), but for our clients as well. Time and time again the best progress is made when athletes hand off their programming and nutrition to a coach, so they can focus on just being an athlete.
2. There are too many variables for you to consider alone. That’s not to say you aren’t smart, but it is what it is. An educated, unbiased, third party eye will always be better at assessing your current status, and then coming up with a plan to take you from where you are to where you want to be. Not only that, people suck at programming for themselves because we’re all biased to what we like to do.
3. There’s this thing called allostatic load, and as an athlete you want to keep it as low as possible outside of your training to maximize recovery. If you want to read more about this, then go here for a piece I did on Eric Cressey’s site.
4. Finding world class coaching is hard. And by that I mean a coach capable of:
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