Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 5/13/15
I’m in Providence, RI as I type this.
More specifically I’m in Providence, it’s nighttime, it’s kinda-sorta late (for me anyways,(9PM1 ), and I’m hanging out in the lobby area of the hotel I’m staying in writing this post to go live tomorrow.
If you’re reading this now: hello.
Why am I in Providence you ask?
Well, I was invited to come speak at the NEHRSA (New England Health Racquet Sportsclub Association) Annual Spring Conference. I’m speaking about the shoulder tomorrow morning (er, I mean today), and how it does “stuff.”
I’ll discuss assessment, both static and dynamic, and discuss some of the key things we look for when we work with an overhead athlete at Cressey Sports Performance. I’ll then breakdown some common “big rock” things we typically need to address: lack of shoulder flexion, lack of elbow extension, propensity for joint laxity, difficulty with scapular upward rotation, and a host of other things.
I’ll showcase some corrective strategies we use, and then offer some insight on the strength training side of the fence.
And then I’ll perform an interpretive dance, ALA Napoleon Dynamite:
Don’t think I won’t do it!
And now I give you this week’s list of stuff to read…..
Does Periodization of a Program Help Improve Strength? – Mike Reinold
I felt this was an excellent perspective given by Mike. When working with beginner (and even many intermediate) lifters, and those not remotely interested in deadlifting a bulldozer, advanced periodization programs and techniques probably aren’t as necessary as we’ve been lead to believe.
5 Must Follow Rules to Dominate Your Fat Loss – John Romaniello
There aren’t many people I trust more on the topic of fat loss than my boy John Romaniello. The man practices what he preaches, and he’s a walking, living, adonis….24/7/365.
I hate him.
He’s releasing a series of FREE videos this week as a precursor to the release of his latest project, OMEGA Body Blueprint.
This is video #2, and it breaks down five of the biggest rules to follow if you’re interested in maximum fat loss.
Full Disclosure: it’s nothing groundbreaking, but all of them are things pretty much everyone overlooks.
Like, all the time.
All you have to do is provide your email (don’t worry, you won’t be spammed to death), and you’ll get instant access to the video and PDF.
Sex, Lies, and Fifty Shades – Leslie Bennetts
Subtitle: Millions have read the books. Millions more will see the movie. And everything you think you know about it – and women – is wrong.
I receive Entertainment Weekly in the mail every week. I remember reading this article in the magazine back in February, right as 50 Shades of Grey was hitting theaters on Valentines Day.
I remember really enjoying it. The article that is, not the movie.
Yes, I saw the movie. Considering all the depressing art-house films and kung-fu movies I’ve made Lisa watch in the six years we’ve been together, I owed her one.
It wasn’t as vomit in my mouth’ish as I thought it was going to be (great soundtrack, Dakota Johnson was good, the dude playing the billionaire Red Room guy, not so much), but it wasn’t anything I’d encourage someone to pay to go see.
Anyways, I came across the article online and thought I’d share it here because, why not?