Category Archives: Announcements

Announcement: Editor-in-Chief of NSCA Personal Trainer Quarterly (PTQ)


Hi Fitness Friends!

I have three announcements for you:

1. PTQ Editor in Chief

The National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) recently decided to start up a new journal for personal trainers. It will be called Personal Trainer Quarterly (PTQ). I am honored that they decided to make me the editor in chief!

2. Potential Peer-Reviewers

The PTJ is currently seeking volunteers for peer-reviewers. If you feel that you’d be a good candidate, please email Matthew Sandstead at In your email, please be sure to include your current professional standing/position, areas of expertise, and any relevant credentials/certifications. NSCA-certified members are preferred, but exceptions might be made. Members of the Peer-Review Editorial Panel will receive 0.5 CEUs per year of involvement. The submission deadline is January 15th, so make sure you send an email before then if you’d like to be considered.

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2013 in Pictures

Each year, I like to reflect on my accomplishments. I worked so damn hard in 2013 that I don’t know how I’ll match my performance in 2014. Here’s what I got done in 2013:

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Most Popular Articles of 2013

Wow! It’s been a crazy year. Looking back on 2013, I’ve cranked out a lot of articles, and my blog has risen immensely in popularity. Here are the 25 most popular articles of the year:

5 Things You Should Do Everyday

I’ll start off with this one since it kicked the shit out of every other article I wrote this year. This blogpost went viral, receiving more visits and pageviews than any article I’ve ever written, and I’m not sure why. The content? The pictures? The references? A combination of all? At any rate, it was very well-received.

120 Tips on Strength Training for Women

Next up is the infamous post on female training. This article received more Facebook likes than any article I’ve ever written. It was a very polarizing article, and I paid the price for the poor style of wording. It doesn’t really provide tips; mostly observations. And it pissed off a multitude of ladies. My friend Jen Sinkler told me that I needed “sensitivity training” after she saw this article, and I couldn’t see it at the time. Having looked over the article today, I can’t believe I posted that. It was a learning experience, and I’m now a better writer because of it. If I could go back in time and rewrite it, I would. In fact, it would be quite easy to rewrite without offending anyone. But it is what it is!

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UK Hip Thrust Championships 2013


Earlier this week, I was thrilled to be announcing that the Hip Thruster is now available in the UK and the rest of Europe! If you didn’t see that announcement, don’t miss out on our opening offer! Click HERE and check out our opening offer of 10% off the list price.

Now, I am really excited to announce that Hip Thruster UK and Europe are having a launch party on Saturday, 14th December. As part of that launch party, they are holding the world’s first Hip Thrust Championships, in Manchester, UK. Here are the details!

UK Hip Thrust Championships 2013

What can you expect from the world’s first Hip Thrust Championships? Here’s the low-down:

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