2013: Articles in Review
It seems everyone who has a blog or website is taking this week to run their annual “Year in Review” extravaganza, and I figured I’d take the opportunity to hop on that train as well.
2013 was a banner year for TG.com. It seems I was a writing ninja penning 190+ posts alone on this site, which is a lot more than I thought I did.
All I told I think I had roughly 87 references to Star Wars, 56 to Matt Damon, 35 to how much I despise Tracy Anderson, and probably around 18 references to “poop,” because I’m immature like that.
In any case, people seem to stick around day in and day out and I couldn’t be more appreciative.
The following articles were the most popular of 2013 based off of web traffic.
Oh, before we get started I just wanted to let everyone know that Rick Kaselj, as part of celebrating Boxing Day (the Canadian version of, well, I have no idea), is placing the entire Muscle Imbalances Revealed anthology at a 60% discount from now (Dec. 26th) through this Sunday (Dec. 30th).
Giving full disclosure: I contributed to two of the installments – Muscles Imbalances Revealed Upper Body and Spinal Health and Core Training – so admittedly I’m a little biased. But for realz: they’re pretty amazing.
With the likes of other really smart people like Mike Robertson, Dean Somerset, Dr, Jeff Cubos, Bill Hartman, to name a few, you really can’t go wrong.
For more information you CAN GO HERE (<—Click Me).
But What Do You Do For Cardio – People are often flummoxed that I don’t really go out of my way to include a lot (if any) “traditional” cardio in my own programs nor that of my athletes. So…..what do I do for cardio?
Squat Technique: How to Set Up Properly – With any lift, everything starts with a good set-up. If your set-up is piss poor, you can bet that your entire set is going to be piss poor. In this video blog I break down the squat.
Deadbugs: The What, Why, and How – For a universally un-sexy topic (I mean, come on, really? Deadbugs?)….this ended up being a very popular post.
Cutting CrossFit and Break – You can argue that there’s no more of a polarizing topic in the fitness industry than CrossFit. A lot of people go out of their way to talk down about it – and rightfully so in some aspects – but in this post I discuss the positives.
4 (Not So Obvious) Reasons You’re Not Seeing Results in the Gym – Many people waste time in the gym. Here are some not so obvious reasons why.
My Take On the “Knees Out” Debate – CrossFit again! Here I break down what I feel is the silliest debate out there. Seriously people might as well argue over whether or not potatoes should be considered “Paleo” or not. Oh wait…….
Man of Steel: What It Takes to Look Like Superman – It happens every time a superhero movie comes out. An actor gets all yoked up and people want to find out what the secret is. Working your ass off – that’s the secret.
Who Says You Can’t Get After It at 80 – I always laugh when people use the excuse of “age” being a factor as to why they can’t train or workout. It’s BS. Plain and simple.
Should You Use Scale Weight as a Measure of Success - Answer….no!
A Discussion: Weight Loss vs. Fat Loss – There’s a huge discrepancy between the two, and in this post I try to elucidate what he latter should take precedence over the former (most of the time).