Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 6/19/15

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Okay, so, before we get to this week’s list of stuff to read I wanted to address some housekeeping items first.

1. Elite Training Workshop – Boston

There’s less than two weeks left for early bird registration for the Elite Training Workshop here in Boston featuring myself, Mike Reinold (his facility, Champion Physical Therapy & Performance is hosting), Artemis Scantalides, and Ryan Ketchum.

It’s going to be an awesome day for fitness professionals to learn from some of the best minds in the biz and CEUs are available. Click HERE for more information.

2. The Complete Shoulder & Hip Workshop

My brother from another mother, Dean Somerset, and I are excited to announce our end of summer into early fall series: The Complete Shoulder & Hip Training Workshop.


The idea is to discuss and breakdown anything and everything as it relates to shoulders and hips, obviously. Including but not limited to Anatomy, assessment, corrective exercise, performance, programming, etc, in addition to analyzing World of Warcraft strategies. Because, why not?

Like I said, we’re excited about it and we feel everyone who attends will be excited too. Like this excited:

CEU’s will be available for all workshops here as well.

EDMONTON (in August, so it won’t be cold as balls).

ST. LOUIS (in September, maybe catch a Cards game?)

CHICAGO (in October, Wrigley. Nuff said.)

Lastly, promise.

3. The SUMMER SALE ($40 off regular price) for Lift Weights Faster 2.o ends TODAY.

This is a resource I use often, and my wife Lisa LOVES it. Whether I need something quick for us to do on the weekends or if I’m scratching my head trying to figure out a 10-30 minute “finisher” for a client, LWF2 is always there in the clutch.

With hundreds of exercises, dozens and dozens of workouts, and some pretty stellar videos and photography you can’t go wrong. Check it out HERE.

Disordered Eating and The Rise Of the Competitive Fitness Model – Nardia Norman

This article brought up a handful of tough questions as to the REASON why some women opt to participate in fitness modeling, figure competitions, etc.

What I do have a concern with is when the “wrong” type of woman decides to participate and is given the wrong advice by a misinformed PT/Coach who still relies on out dated methodologies (low calorie diets, cutting of macronutrient groups, and excessive training).

So what constitutes a “wrong” woman for competition? The word wrong probably isn’t the best description, as that implies that this situation is black and white (which it isn’t), so a better word to use would be “qualified.”

An important article to check out if you or someone you know is thinking about stepping on stage.

4 Exercises to Eliminate Back Pain – Matthew Ibrahim

Matt does a good job of highlighting some basic, simple, actionable items that anyone can implement TODAY who may be dealing with a cranky lower back or any form of long-term back pain.

The 10 Most Underrated Exercises From 10 Different Coaches – Nate Palmer (& Company)

I helped contribute to this article alongside many other excellent coaches you’ve all probably heard of.

Did what you just read make your day? Ruin it? Either way, you should share it with your friends and/or comment below.

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