Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 6/26/15

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Just like last week, I wanted to take a few moments to highlight a few things coming up on my itinerary that many of you may be interested in.

First up: the official “first look” wedding picture from mine and Lisa’s wedding.

I’m a little biased, but that’s pretty much the best wedding picture ever taken in the history of ever. Look at Lisa’s dress, her back!, the fact I wore matching colored shoes and belt (trust me, the belt matched).

If anyone’s thinking about getting married in southern Florida, I can’t recommend Michael & Josephine Photography enough.

1. Elite Training Workshop – Boston

There’s less than a week 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 brotha from another motha, 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 training, 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.

CEU’s will be available for all workshops 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.)

Now on to this week’s stuff to read.

Improving Foot Speed & Agility – Mike Boyle

I “think” this is an older post from Mike, but it’s relevant nonetheless. The article can be summed up best by this line:

“The best solution to slow feet is to get stronger legs. Feet don’t matter. Legs matter.”

Another line I liked:

“The reality is that a quick first step is actually the result of a powerful first push. We should change the buzzwords and start to say “that kid has a great first push.”

Yes, agility drills and “foot speed” drills have their place – but much like Coach Boyle, I find they’re woefully overemphasized in today’s youth athletics.

PRI – A Continued Conversation – Ben House

I first came across this article because I noticed there were a few trackbacks to my site (What can I say: Ben has excellent taste in the blogs he reads), but felt it was an excellent read either way.

Ben brings to light the idea that maybe the PEC (overly extended) postural pattern may be WHY some athletes are successful; and that trying to correct it may not necessarily be the avenue to walk down.


Why Third Place Is the New First – Pete Dupuis

Pete’s been killing it lately with awesome content on his new website. For all you current or prospective gym owners, you should bookmark Pete’s site.

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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