Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 7-22-16

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I man of few words today, so lets jump right into this weeks list of stuff to read.

Elite Athletic Development 3.0 – Mike Robertson & Joe Kenn

Today’s the last day to save $100 off this 10 DVD set.

Mike and Joe are two of the most respected coaches in strength and conditioning, and there’s a reason why there is a 3rd edition of this seminar.

Lets put it like this: The Godfather III? Horrible. The Matrix Revolutions? Uhg. EAD 3.0? Baller.

If you’re a S&C coach, personal trainer, physical therapist, athletic trainer, or just someone who likes to toss heavy things around this is a must have resource.

You Got Guru’d: Max Relative Trap Bar Deadlift Strength – Bret Contreras

I have high doubts the coach in question who’s commentary sparked this article written by Bret did so with ill intent or had some sort of nefarious “game plan” to bamboozle people.

I 100% believe he gets results for his athletes, and does so in a safe manner.

HOWEVER – when something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Thanks for writing this Bret.

Why I Keep Coming Back to Kettlebells – Max Shank

Max is a freak of nature. He’s the guy who can deadlift 500 for reps, follow that with a few back flips and splits, and then follow that with tapping out a gorilla.

He possesses quite the eclectic training background, and isn’t afraid to use a variety of tools and methods. In this post he explains why he continues to gravitate towards the KB.

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  • Another list of great resources, Tony. Didn’t read the article by Bret yet, so thanks for pointing out. He totally nails the topic that athletic capacity is not solely based on strength, power, speed, or any other quality. It is a “blend” of those capacities that make the athlete. I’ve been guilty of it myself in the past also to think that focusing on strength is enough to get faster. While getting stronger is crucial for getting faster, eventually you’ll reach a point where the getting stronger does not necessary mean getting faster. Great read, thank!