Two Quick Updates….

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I know, I know….I’m late in the game today, and putting this post a little later than usual, but I’ll keep this short.

Here’s the dealo:

1.  For those who purchased Muscle Imbalances Revealed – Upper Body (or MIRU for short) – just a quick reminder that the exclusive Coaching Call, featuring all the contributors of MIRU – myself, Rick Kaselj, Dean Somerset, and Dr Jeff Cubos – takes place TONIGHT (August 30th) at 9 PM (EST).

Basically, this is an opportunity to rub elbows and talk shop with some really bright, intelligent, and otherwise Jedi-like fitness professionals ranging from strength coach to health practitioner (and everythng in between).

For those reading this blog, and are planning on participating tonight, if you could do me a hyyyyyyyoge favor and leave any questions or general thoughts below in the comments section, that would be greatly appreciated.

I’m sure Rick already has a ton of material to cover, but I’d like to open up the reigns to my readers as well, and allow them the opportunity to offer and feedback.

2.  On a similar front, tomorrow morning, I’ll be making a cameo appearance on my old stomping grounds –  The Fitcast –  with host Kevin Larrabee (otherwise known as KevLar around CP).  Much like above, if you have any questions or general commentary you’d like to address ), leave them below, and I’d be happy to forward them to Kevin.

Examples include:

  • Tony, what are your thoughts on speed training for adolescents?
  • Tony, what do you feel is the one missing link to why many trainees fail to progress with the deadlift?
  • Tony, who would win in a fight between your abs and a mastadon?

Or, better yet,

  • Kevin, what’s up with your obsession with Jason Statham?

Likewise, you could just leave any questions HERE as well.  Thanks!

3.  On a completely un-related note:  over the weekend (ie: during the hurricane), I was able to catch up on jack squat in terms of work and elected instead to sit on my butt all day and do absoutely nothing.   It was glorious. Subsequently, Lisa and I ended up watching a really, really, awesome documentary titled The Tillman Story:

Trust me when I say this:  it’s an unrelenting story and really makes you think about our governmental “machine” and its policies.  Oh, and compared to Pat Tillman, you’re a raging pussy.  I don’t know if there’s ever been a movie – outside of Food, Inc and Inside Job – that has ever made me feel more disenfranchised about our government than this one.  Maybe disappointed would be a better term, actually.  At any rate, it’s a real story with real emotion, and if you’re looking for something good to watch, I’d recommend it in a heartbeat.

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Comments for This Entry

  • Mike Inscho

    "Oh, and compared to Pat Tillman, you're a raging pussy" Haha, that's a fact. He's seriously the best person that any kid nowadays could look up to. The book about him "Where Men Win Glory" is fantastic too in case you haven't read it.

    August 30, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Reply to this comment

  • Barath

    Funnily enough, my question is what you already listed: why is progress with deadlift proving to be harder than progress with squats? I started out with just the 35 lbs plates concentrating on form. Initially, my deadlift kept improving, and so did my squats. Now my squat is upto 225, but I struggle to deadlift more than 200 lbs (my body weight is 165 lbs). Part of it probably has to do with the fact that I once injured myself badly overextending my deadlift, so I am always a bit hesitant when it comes to pulling more. Unlike squats, where I feel confident to try more weight every time I do it. My goal is to get both my squat and deadlift numbers up to the 300+ range. My question is: What can I do to improve in this area? Any tip would be greatly appreciated.

    August 30, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Reply to this comment

  • JC Wise

    How do you train an older athlete(50+ yrs)? How would you modify goals and progression to compensate for added recovery needed by older lifters? How much can I run and ride a bike without affecting adding strength? thanks Tony! Love your blog and I've been a fitcast listener for a loooonnnggg time! jc

    August 31, 2011 at 8:28 am | Reply to this comment

  • Jason A

    Watch "Restrepo" and / or read "War" by Sebastain Junger. Feel unworthy.

    September 2, 2011 at 8:13 am | Reply to this comment

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