Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 8/29/14
It’s hard to believe that two weeks from today I’ll be in London walking the streets taking in the sights and sounds and (hopefully) not coming across as an annoying American tourist.
I’ll be getting in early Thursday morning after an overnight flight and I’m sure I’ll be knackered to the gills, but hoping to not get in a barney with a bloke on the tube over seeing a man about a dog.
That would be all to cock.
See what I just did there? I’m familiarizing myself with some British slang. I have no idea what I just said, but it sounds harmless enough. I’m pretty sure I just asked someone “where’s the bathroom,” but by all accounts I could just have just easily said something along the lines of “your breath smells like fart and onions.”
I’m still learning.
Anyways, I’ll be in London for mine and Dean Somerset’s Excellent Workshop High-Five, and as a gentle reminder there are still a handful of spots open for out little shindig near Washington, DC the weekend of October 18th.
For a full itinerary and details on accommodations and price click the link below.
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Hope you see you there!
And on that note I wanted to wish everyone an amazing weekend. Here’s this week’s stuff to check out.
Finding Balance – Michael Mullin, ATC, LAT, PTA, PRC
Nowadays it seems like you can’t walk more than ten feet before a trainer or coach starts blabbing off about asymmetries, apical expansion, rib position, and zones of apposition.
In short, breathing (and how much we suck at it) is all the rage and more and more fitness professionals are jumping on the PRI (Postural Restoration Institute) train.
Don’t get me wrong, this is a good thing. We’re big fans of PRI at the facility. Several our of staff members have attended some of the PRI modules and we’ve also had a handful of PRI practitioners and instructors come in to speak on the topic (including the author of the article linked to above).
We use it and know it works.
That said, it’s amazing how many people sing its praises, incorporate into their programs, and yet have no idea what it actually is, or does, or how to explain it to their athletes and clients.
Even worse are those trainers who buy into it so much that they start playing faux practitioner and forego their main responsibility: having people train and lift weights. It’s a sentiment I touched on HERE.
Nonetheless, I felt this was a fantastic article summarizing PRI’s general philosophy and approach to attaining “balance.”
Seven Laws of Building Athletic Muscle – Eric Bach
Having an athletic looking body and actually being, you know, athletic is a tough feat to accomplish. In this article Eric breaks down the “Laws” that will help you get there.
Best Friends – Jason Lengstorf
This isn’t a fitness related article, but I loved it nonetheless.
Curiously, I just Google imaged the term “best friends” – just because – and low and behold 99.99% of the images were of women or had a “feminine” connotation. Dudes can have best friends, too.
And there’s nothing to be ashamed of for that.
And if that last article was too “girly” for you, here’s T-Nation’s list of their 22 best article on everything and anything on the DEADLIFT.
Not for nothing, between myself and Eric (Cressey) we wrote seven of the 22 articles listed. Holla!!!