July 7, 2022 7:41 pm

7/6/22 Workout

Golf round this morning, 14 or so holes on the par 3 course, and some driving range time. 2 min Side to Side Pogo Hops Sprints, as per usual, but this time in the form of tempo runs due to pretty serious soreness and nervous system beat down from t...

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July 7, 2022 7:32 pm

Skill in Relation to Time

Skill and time are highly related. How does a highly skilled athlete or performer relate to and take advantage of time? When a highly skilled pitcher throws a ball, he knows how long it takes for his arm to climb into position before he can accelera...

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July 7, 2022 6:48 pm

Variable Reduction in Skill Training

Properly training for anything is about reducing the variables. The broader the skill set a coach has the more variables he can reduce for his players and clients. In most performing situations, the amount of variables you can potentially eliminate i...

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July 7, 2022 5:21 pm

7/5/22 Workout

Today's Workout going to be based around forming the straddle planche position, feeding some of the joints in the lower body, and some sprinting. Always sprinting. I am playing a round of golf tomorrow morning so I am going to lubricate my wrist and...

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July 7, 2022 2:14 pm

Deep Work and the Sleep Yips

Deep work is arguably the pinnacle of human existence. The phrase "deep work" has been remarkably cheapened by Twitter productivity shamers, so I am going to define my own personal definition quickly here. Deep work is when the demand of your focus o...

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July 7, 2022 1:40 pm

Incendiary American Habits on July 5th

The morning of July 5th for most is accompanied by a stiff hangover from alcoholic sugar water and gun violence. A throbbing sensation in the frontal lobe, indicating a flood of prostaglandins, climbs its way up the priority leaderboard early. D...

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July 7, 2022 1:39 pm

The morning of July 5th for most is accompanied by a stiff hangover from alcoholic sugar water and gun violence. A throbbing sensation in the frontal lobe, indicating a flood of prostaglandins, climbs its way up the priority leaderboard early. D...

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June 6, 2022 12:06 pm

Casual Ownership, the Colangelo Era, and its correlation to disgruntled superstar Ben Simmons. (REPOST FROM OCT 2021)

REPOST FROM OCT 2021 I was at a high school graduation party in Montclair, NJ when the 2012 76ers lost in the semi finals to the Celtics. My Yardley and Newtown guys and I were having to regulate our random embraces of one another over the slow pace...

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June 6, 2022 11:59 am

Binary Thinking Trap

One of the biggest mental hurdles I still face in the journey to a plus handicap on the golf course is understanding that I am only as good as I am right now in this moment. It's easy to slip into the mindset that all I have to do is "figure it out."...

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June 6, 2022 5:31 am

Sharp Lid Welcomes Johnny Ballgames, Talks Life Since COVID

I played three rounds of golf over Memorial Day weekend and it wasn’t until the back nine of the third on Monday that it dawned on me how unusual this spring has been for me.  Most years by the time the end of May rolls around I’ve g...

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June 6, 2022 8:12 pm

The Lost Vitality of the American Corporate Corner Office

We need a newfound, simple sense of competition in our workforce. Corporate America is groaning pessimism over the US economy it sells everyday. Elon Musk is slightly short circuiting over how poor May sales reports signal an impending recession...

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June 6, 2022 5:37 pm

Allergies and the LIV Tour

After a serious shot link data dive into my golf game I have decided the number one thing keeping me from competing with Chase Koepka on the LIV or even his washed brother on the conformist TOUR... is allergies. If someone is hiding some crimson...

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December 12, 2021 7:10 pm

Athletes' Trajectories Should be Independent of Coaches' Limitations

The following article is my attempt to discuss a topic that has been rattling around in my brain for a long time, but I still have not been able to communicate it effectively to anyone. We had Kevin Bay (Owner of Hybrid Performance) on the Sharp Lid ...

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December 12, 2021 6:21 pm

Anti-Fragility was the Foundation of King Richard's Plan

This post is about the anti-fragility that Richard Williams taught to his daughters Venus and Serena. The post falls into two parts. Initially I cover his tactics to bulletproof their mindsets in order to secure a brilliant public image, and the seco...

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November 11, 2021 1:59 am


When your brain does a status update on what you can or cannot do, the first chart assessed is the Energy Available Versus Energy Required chart. If the former is high, you proceed with confidence. When energy is lower than its adversary, it's time t...

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November 11, 2021 6:06 pm

My Journey with Tom Bailey Over the Past 9 Months, We're Interviewing Him Tomorrow! will be interviewing Tom Bailey on Thursday November 11th (tomorrow). If you would like to know more about him, here is a short take on my experience being coached by him off and on f...

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November 11, 2021 5:04 pm

It Is A Real Bummer To See Lifting Technique Sacrificed For More Weight

I was somewhere in between these two legends a week ago. With the first week of my new training down, I at least have endorphins like Dwayne. I’m feeling super nice. It’s because I’m preaching full range of motion, actively...

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November 11, 2021 7:25 pm

Pre-Tom-Baileozoic Era: Progressing My Golf Game Without A Prolific Coach

I started working with Tom Bailey in February 2021, and have contracted him to coach my swing and general game for more than half of the months since then.  At the time my handicap was an 8, and after the past 9 months of work it is now a 3. Ac...

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November 11, 2021 9:33 pm

Planet Fitness Stock Surged This Week: Are Molding Millennial Values to Thank? Day 1 of my workout program went really well, I think I nailed it with the amount of volume for these next sixteen sessions. What I didn't include in yesterdays article is that my home gym...

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November 11, 2021 9:15 pm

Immovable Pillars Built By First Movers On Social Media

Get ready for the most redundant sentence you've ever read. The combination of social media and technological advancements... never mind I'm not going to finish that sentence. Point is, if you haven't been paying attention to the skill levels with...

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November 11, 2021 8:28 pm

Exploring The Intersectionality of Imposter Syndrome and My Fitness Training

If my day dreams had a roster limit, fitness goals would make the team every season on a full scholarship. Crushing fitness vlogs was my number one guilty pleasure from 2018 through the end of 2019. Now, weirdly,  I face imposter syndrome when w...

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November 11, 2021 6:40 pm

Condescension on Social Media

I believe the easiest trap to fall into as a coach is to shade your communication style with condescension. It's natural in any scenario where you know more than the person you're communicating with about nearly everything within the subject of conve...

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October 10, 2021 7:41 pm

What is Sharp Lid?

We get a lot of questions about what we're doing with Sharp Lid and what our brand is about. For the longest time we kept the concept loose and up for debate. After nearly a year of long conversations and experimenting with a lot of ideas, the Sharp...

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October 10, 2021 5:49 pm

Abraham Ancer's Mental Performance Outweighs his physical performance

The leading featured group this morning at the Shriners Children's Open: Brooks Koepka, Sam Burns, Abraham Ancer. Koepka and Burns play very similar golf. Both generally have 120 mph club head speed, low 180s ball speed, play a cut off the tee, ...

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June 6, 2021 7:55 pm

Order these 2 sushi rolls to discover if YOUR city’s sushi restaurants are worth your money!

My dedication to the sushi game began in the summer of 2015. My oldest sister schlepped me up route 27 to Sushi King, a NJ favorite with sashimi available and an all-you-can-eat menu. Fast forward 2 presidencies, and I’ve eaten like a deranged kin...

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June 6, 2021 4:17 pm

Let’s have an electrically responsible month of sports betting! JD’s Double Action Dugout 6.1.21

Our first leg of tonight’s D.A.D. features gunslinger Garret Richards and the Red Sox winning game 2 of their series in Houston tonight. Their ability to win on the road (16-8) and at least get one down at Minutemaid is inevitable, let’s wil...

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June 6, 2021 3:55 pm

Jason Kokrak’s Memorial Day BBQ to rock NE Ohio harder than 2016 Cavaliers championship parade

"In Northeast Ohio, nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have."  -LeBron James  -Jason Kokrak What an absolute savage. Kokrak merrily chirped his competition on Saturday, making it known he’d be happ...

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May 5, 2021 5:03 pm

If you are this type of sports fan, you may find relief knowing you’re not alone

They’re actually all around you. You can find 2-3 Jarps in any Panera booth anywhere, arguing with their hands and buzzing off 52 oz iced coffees. You can hear one if you listen closely, lobbying their D&B server to change ESPN to SNY for the ...

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May 5, 2021 3:49 pm

PGA Tour golf knocks Wesley Bryan down, but he’s learned to not stay on the ground

This Thursday the sun will rise over a damp, Dallas metroplex and shine upon TPC Craig Ranch, the site for this week’s PGA TOUR stop at the AT&T Byron Nelson Classic in McKinney, TX. Aside from the hellacious humidity like...

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