Protect your shoulders while training your chest

In my experience, almost all chest training will involve a significant amount of shoulder/rotator cuffs/delts. It's almost unavoidable to not engage those muscles, despite your best efforts to isolate your pecs. Think of your favorite upper-body exercises — bench press, incline press, overhead press, cable crossovers or the dumbbell variants. They all engage your shoulders …

The Educated vs Smart

Found this gem while browsing Rich Litvin's website. Here’s how Dave Trott draws the distinction between educated people and smart people: “Educated people learn answers. Smart people invent answers. Educated people satisfy examiners. Smart people bypass examiners. Educated people stick to the curriculum. Smart people go off piste. Educated people have degrees. Smart people have …

Bootstrapping as a coach or a consultant

Great insights on bootstrapping as a solo practitioner from Seth's podcast last evening. One of the fans asked the pivotal question for folks (the support professionals) like us — "How would an executive coach bootstrap?" Seth's response was pretty straightforward — Coaches and consultants aren't bootstrappers but freelancers. They have to fight for each and every …