Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: Complete Shoulder and Hip Blueprint Is On Sale Edition
Hey-o, guess what?
My flagship resource, Complete Shoulder and Hip Blueprint is on sale, like right now, for the first time ever, at 50% off the original price.
1. My (business) partner-in-crime1, Dean Somerset, is Canadian and we figured it would be a nice way to celebrate our respective country’s Independence Day.
Unity is swell.
2. My 5-month old, Julian, goes through a ton of diapers. That shit’s expensive.2
3. Why not?
It’s gotten amazing reviews and feedback from trainers/coaches from around the world, and I’m not at all biased when I say it’s pretty much the greatest fitness resource ever produced in the history of ever.
Don’t worry: I’ll be writing some actual new content in the upcoming days to coincide with the sale. Content that will educate and make you a better coach.3
In the interim I wanted to rehash some older(ish) posts that touch on some of the topics Dean and I cover in the course. Even if you don’t want to buy anything – did I mention it’s HALF OFF? – the info is fantastic, and you’ll be smarter. And more attractive.
Shoulder impingement is a garbage term. A lazy term. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t know the difference between the two, the mechanisms involved, and how to train around each issue.
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Taking the approach that everyone should squat or deadlift (or whatever) the same way, with the same stance and setup, like we’re all molded to fit into the same textbook algorithm of perfection is unfortunate.
Lets Pump the Brakes Internet: N0, Deadlifts Won’t Make Your Spine Explode. And No, Not Everyone Has To Do Them – Me
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Sometimes trolls need to be trolled with common sense. Peppered with STFU. This was one of my favorite articles I wrote last year.
Social Media Shenanigans
New female client: how long before I see results?
Me: if you kinda sorta train, you’ll get kinda sorta results. Be consistent.
— Tony Gentilcore (@tonygentilcore1) June 27, 2017
Here’s a great example of learning from your clients. This is Sara, obsessor of anything and everything glutes. As is the case with anyone in that department she frequents @bretcontreras1 IG feed. And why not? It’s a bevy of amazing content and information (and glutes!). At the end of last night’s session I was like “okay, you have 10 minutes to do whatever you want,” and she started showing me some new moves she learned from Bret and @soheefit. She started explaining a reverse hyper variation with a DB between the legs, which I then asked her to demonstrate. After a few reps I was like “ever think about wrapping a band around your knees.” Sara was intrigued, so we tried it, and Sha-ZAM…even more glutes (due to the added hip abduction resistance). We opted to play around with some ISO holds rather than straight up and down reps, but either are fine. Just be sure to engage your abs on these and not overextend through the lower back. All we did was a few 5s holds and she was feeling it where it counts. Pretty neat to talk things through with a client. Who says the learning process can’t be a two way street?