Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: PPT, Arnold, and Fitness Writing

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Going to keep this one brief today.  Ben Bruno’s in the house and we’re about ten seconds away from getting our gunification on.

Yeah buddy!

Don’t Be Like Donald Duck – Bret Contreras

While this article may be a little high on the geek factor for some, for those interested in pelvic mechanics and the dichotomy between anterior pelvic tilt and posterior pelvic tilt (and who isn’t?), this one is right up your alley.

As someone who “suffers” from excessive APT myself, Bret hit the nail on the head with this one.

As he notes, while standard advice is to:

  1. Strengthen the rectus abdominis, external obliques, gluteals, and hamstrings.
  2. Stretch the psoas, iliacus, rectus femoris, tensor fascia latae, and erector spinae.

This advice is legit, but incomplete.

I guess you’re going to have to click on the article to find out why.  DO IT!

The Art and Business of Writing in Fitness – Kellie Davis

I receive a lot of emails from various trainers and coaches who in one way or another are looking to dive into fitness writing and end up asking advice on how they should go about becoming, well, writers.

I usually say something along the lines of “how do you get better at riding a bike, or deadlifting, or sucking at life?”

Answer: You ride a bike; you deadlift; you listen to Coldplay.

HAHA. Okay, I don’t really say that, but I do often recommend that they just try to get in the habit of writing every day, on any topic.

More to the point, I direct them towards people like Kellie who is someone I really respect as a writer (and trainer), and this article proves why.

Old School Muscle – Adam Bornstein

Awesome article written by Adam on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s site that I was lucky enough to be asked to contribute to (along with several other awesome fitness peeps). Um, yeah, I’m quoted in the same article as Arnold freakin Schwarzenegger.

How cool is that?

 

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