Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 6/3/16

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Do you ever get caught in the trap of reminiscing? I’m not referring to the Pete Rock and CL Smooth 1992 hip-hop classic “They Reminisce Over You.”

Probably one of my top-10 all-time favorite hip-hop songs.

No, I mean “reminisce” in the sense of remembering where you were or what you were doing 24 hours ago, a day ago, a week ago, even a year or more ago.

Do you ever do that?

A week ago today, my wife and I were walking and biking through the streets of Copenhagen. We had an amazing day that day.

A year ago today, we were in the Bahamas celebrating our honeymoon. Facebook reminded me by reposting the following picture on my Wall via my Facebook Memories this morning.

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And who knows: I’m sure if I were to dig a little deeper into my subconscious I could come up with some other examples.

Five years ago today my wife and I were preparing to move in with one another.

Five years ago tomorrow we were ready to strangle each other and second guessing that decision.

It’s surreal to think back at all the cool places I’ve been and experiences I’ve experienced. Part of reminiscing is to think back on things fondly. But too, understandably, reminiscing can be about perseverance, heart ache, tragedy, and death.

I don’t know what my point is. Honestly, I started typing and these thoughts were the first thing that entered my head; so I apologize for the discombobulated intro to today’s stuff to read.

Maybe the idea is to encourage people to reminisce over a positive thought or memory. In light of today’s political/religious/racial/financial/world climate – where everything is doom and gloom (and abhorrent rhetoric) – try to think of one positive thing (past/present) that puts a smile on your face.

If nothing else, go listen and bob your head to Pete Rock and CL Smooth’s jam.

REMINDER: Strong Body-Strong Mind Workshop – Austin, TX

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Speaking of my wife and I, we’ll both be in Austin, TX on Saturday June 18th for our inaugural Strong Body-Strong Mind Workshop.

There are plenty of workshops, seminars, and conferences that speak to how to make the body strong, but not many that incorporate mindset and behavior change. This is something we both feel is an underserved “niche” within the fitness industry.

I can speak to turning people into deadlifting terminators.

Lisa – who has a doctorate in Sports Psychology and specializes in Exercise/Behavioral Psychology – can speak to what goes on in people’s noggins.

For more information you can go HERE. Or sign up via the link below:



Lightning & Thunder – Angie Brambley-Moyer, Tim Moyer, Jen Sinkler

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If you read my post yesterday you learned that, despite being a strength & conditioning coach (and working with athletes on a daily basis), I feel I’m “rusty” when it comes to my overall athleticism.

And that I wanted to do something about it.

I’m currently doing the Lightning & Thunder program myself and am pumped to see what I can accomplish in 24 weeks.

It’s a program for athletes and non-athletes alike. I’ve referred to it as “elegantly simplistic,” which is what most people need.

The HALF-OFF sale ends TODAY (6/3)…and, as a reminder, those who purchase via my links will get a code for one FREE MONTH in my Group Training Membership on Exercise.com.

Go HERE. I encourage you to join me. Together we can conquer the world.1

4 Easy-to-Fix Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight – Scott Baptie

I don’t get it: there are some fitness professionals (charlatans are more like) out there espousing the notion that the reason why some people aren’t losing weight is because they’re not eating enough calories.

Say what now?

That’s like me saying, “dude, the reason why you’re not getting laid is because you’re not attending enough Star Trek conventions.”

It doesn’t make any sense.

Foundational Coaching: The Birddog – Miguel Aragoncillo

It’s a simple looking exercise, with a plethora of benefits, but it’s often done very poorly. Cressey Sports Performance coach, Miguel Aragoncillo, chimes in on some common mistakes and how to troubleshoot the exercise.

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