Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 2/23/18

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It’s Friday.

You know how we do.


1) Coaching Competency – Sterling, VA

Excited to head back to the DC area and present at Beyond Strength Performance NOVA in Sterling, VA.

Assessment, program design, exercise technique, how to make killer LOLCat memes. It’ll all be covered. More details in the link above.

2) The Fitness Summit

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

1. Whenever I go I always eat way too many cookies.[Props to Dave & Nick Bromberg’s mom.[/footnote]

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.

3) Spurling Spring Seminar

I’m excited to announce that both myself and my wife, Dr. Lisa Lewis, will be presenting at the inaugural Spurling Spring Seminar at Spurling Fitness in Kennebunk, ME in a few months.

If you live in New England and you’re a fitness professional you won’t want to miss it. Early bird special is currently in effect.

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work

Symmetry Doesn’t Even Matter, and Probably Causes More Problems Than It Solves – Dean Somerset

Whenever Dean and I present together one of the major messages we try to smack people across the face with is the idea of symmetry and how we need to stop obsessing over it.

In this post Dean explains why.

Joe Dowdell Got Screwed Out of Building the Gym of His Dreams. Here’s How He Recovered – Lou Schuler

Joe Dowdell spent 20+ years building a fitness industry staple in NYC…Peak Performance  (or Peak to those in the know).

It was THE spot for quality training, continuing education, and watching beautiful people sweat.

Joe had plans for something bigger and sexier. All was going well, until it wasn’t.

Fixing Dave Tate: Movement Screening –

This was really neat to watch John Rusin take Dave Tate through a movement screen. The video spliced in at the 13:00 mark made me laugh hysterically.

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