Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: FST is Back, Personal Training No-No’s, and Bruno’s Top Training Tips

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Before we dive into this week’s stuff to read, I wanted to give a genteel reminder that we’re closing in on the final days to take advantage of the early bird special for mine and Dean Somerset’s Boston Workshop at Cressey Performance.

As it stands we’re a little over half-way to capacity (30 seats) and we’re expecting a major influx of signees as the end of June approaches.

Dean has updated the website to showcase the general itinerary for the weekend, as well as highlight that we have a special guest speaker lined up for that Friday evening for those who actually do arrive a day early.

No it’s not Optimus Prime.  And no, sorry, it’s not Macho Man Randy Savage.  But I promise it will be someone whom all of you know and will want to listen to…..;o)

Click HERE to view the updated details and to register.

Functional Stability Training for the Lower Body – Eric Cressey and Mike Reinold

And they’re back!!!

It’s hard not to get excited when these two collaborate, because when they do it’s a win-win for everyone.

It was roughly a year ago that Eric and Mike released Functional Stability Train for the Core which dived into the “umbrella topic” surrounding the interplay between the “core” and upper extremity function and performance.

Now, I know what some of you may be thinking:  the industry needs another “functional training” product like we need another Kardashian spin-off.  To that I say….fair enough!

But come on: these two aren’t your run-of-the-mill trainers here.  Combined they’ve worked with over a billion dollars worth of Major League arms, not to mention Eric’s pulled 660 lbs and Mike, well, he hasn’t pulled that much.  But regardless, these two not only talk the talk, but they walk it.

This time around they’re setting their sights on the lower body.  While covering all the topics would be impossible here, the main point to consider is that “by addressing alignment, strength, mobility, and dynamic motor control, you can maximize your rehabilitation and training programs to reach optimal performance.”

The whole series is more of “system” in the long run, and it’s a system that will undoubtedly help any trainer, strength coach, or manual therapist take his or her knowledge base to the next level.  This one definitely gets the TG thumbs up of approval.

For more information you can go HERE.

Sure Fire Ways to F*&k Up Your Personal Training Career – PJ Striet

I think the title pretty much says it all.  This is some sage advice from a good friend of mine who’s been in the industry for 18 years, twelve of which have been running his own facility.

Basically – he know’s what he’s talking about.

21 Practical Ways to Improve Your Training Today – Ben Bruno (<== not a link)

Ben’s a good friend of mine, and when he asked if I’d be willing to help spread the word on this awesome resource I didn’t even blink an eye before I said yes.

For everyone who goes to his site HERE and signs up for his newsletter, you’ll receive this FREE report which offers a gulf of insight/tips/opinions on how you can go about increasing your general level of awesomeness today.

And don’t worry:  Ben’s assured me that if you sign up for his newsletter he won’t use it to spam the shit out of you or do something lame like send “selfie” pictures of himself.  Except for on his birthdays, of course.

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  • Barath

    “Dead Somerset”? ZOMBIE WORKSHOP!!!!

    • Barath

      Why did you have to go ahead and correct it? Now my comment just looks stupid. Damn.

      • deansomerset

        It’s only stupid if I’m actually NOT a zombie. Maybe the workshop is a brilliant plan to infect the entire eastern seaboard with Canadianitis, a disease that makes you say “eh,” drink Tim Hortons while watching hockey and complaining about the weather.

        • Barath

          Given I lived three years in Ottawa and LOVED it, I claim a fair share of Canadianitis myself. And no matter what people say about Tim Hortons, you’ve got to love an establishment that does the spreading of the cream cheese on the bagel themselves, saving you the trouble 🙂 That kinda excuses their bad coffee.

          • TonyGentilcore

            hahaha. It took someone emailing me separately to fill me in on the gaff.

            I need to do a better job of proofreading before I post…..;o)