Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 2/2/18

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It’s Friday. You know how I do.

But First…(Speaking Engagements, Stuff I’ve Written, & Other Tidbits Curated To Showcase How Important I Am)

1) Happy Birthday Julian

I was terrified a year ago today.

I remember standing in a coffeeshop across the street from the hospital getting a little teary eyed thinking to myself “holy shit, Lisa and I are parents and in a few hours they’re sending us home. No more cafeteria, no room service, and no more team of nurses on standby to help.

We’ll be alone, with this crying, pooping, and please, for the love god stop crying thing.”

SPOILER ALERT: It’s a year later. Lisa and I survived; as does every other sleep-deprived parent.

Lisa and I are so thankful for Julian and for our family and friends who have helped to fill Julian’s love tank along the way.

2) Mark Fisher Fitness Presents: Motivate & Movement LAB

I’ve had the honor of presenting at two previous iterations of the Motivate & Movement LAB (the brainchild of MFF’s Harold Gibbons) and it’s unequivocally one of the most unique events in the fitness industry.

Think: TED Talk, but with deadlifts and lots of f-bombs.

Anyways, the next LAB is this coming February, and will feature myself, Dan John, Pete Dupuis, my wife (Dr. Lisa Lewis), and several of the MFF coaching staff including Brian Patrick Murphy and Amanda Wheeler.

3) The Fitness Summit

I had to take a break from The Fitness Summit last year for two reasons:

1. Eating way too many cookies.

2. But mostly because I succeeded in making a baby and my wife would have tossed me so much shade if I was all like “Hey Babe, going to KC for three days. Toodles.”

Well this year I’m back and excited to take part in a Fitness Summit first. Dean Somerset and I will be putting on a Pre-Conference day where we’ll spend a few hours test driving some new material as a follow-up to our Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint.

Tentatively titled The More Completer Hip & Shoulder Blueprint.

We’ll be taking deep dive into squat and deadlift technique: discussing ankle, foot, hip and upper extremity considerations in conjunction with regressions/progressions and programming. Whether you’re a coach or just someone who likes to lift heavy things you’ll undoubtedly learn something. And if not, cool, you still get to hang out with us for a few hours.

Registration is now open for returning and new attendees. Come experience one of the best fitness events of the year.

4) 5 Tiny Tweaks That Will Help You Bench Press More Weight

^^^ My latest article written for Men’s Health.

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work

12 Little Changes For Big Gains – T-Nation.com

12 coaches – including me – speak their mind on small things that make a big difference in helping you to get bigger, faster, and/or stronger.

12 Most Effective Ways to Spark the Recovery Process – JohnRusin.com

Yet another article I was fortunate enough to be asked to contribute to. 12 more coaches chime in, this time on their “go to” recovery strategies.

How I Use Kettlebells – David Dellanave

An older article, but it’s new to me.

Always like David’s perspective on things and this no different.

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