Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 8/21/15

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I’m traveling this weekend. To Edmonton, Alberta. That’s in Canada. It’s August, so I’m hopeful it’s not cold as balls.

Wish me luck/I love you.

Lets get to this week’s list of stuff to read.

Cardio: Steady-State vs. HIIT vs. Just Lifting Weights – Jay Kali

Another well-written, fair, informative piece on the benefits of doing your aerobic work. With references!

The Right Way To Do a Turkish Get-Up – Me, Myself, & I

Is it cheating if I put one of my own articles on the list?

This is a quickie I wrote for Men’s Health on the “big rock” tips to performing the Turkish Get-Up well.

Integrative Corrective Exercise Approach – Dr. Evan Osar


Today (8/21) is the LAST day to purchase Dr. Osar’s comprehensive corrective exercise course at a discounted price. I’ve been a big fan of Dr. Osar’s work ever since I read his first book, Form & Function, back in the day and am always impressed whenever I have the opportunity to listen to him speak – most recently this past July at the Perform Better Summit in Providence, RI – as he’s an open-minded guy who doesn’t take a black or white approach to anything.

If you’re a fitness professional looking to improve your assessment skills in addition to solidifying your corrective exercise approach (breathing, alignment, strength work) to better serve your clients/athletes, then I can’t recommend this resource enough.

Go HERE for more information.

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Plus, get a copy of Tony’s Pick Things Up, a quick-tip guide to everything deadlift-related. See his butt? Yeah. It’s good. You should probably listen to him if you have any hope of getting a butt that good.

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  • Guzzy

    So close to Vancouver and yet so far. Good luck. I'm starting my request for you to come to our gym in Vancouver next summer now!!!!!

    August 22, 2015 at 2:06 pm | Reply to this comment

    • TonyGentilcore

      DO IT! In fact, Lisa and I have been toying around with the idea of doing a tandem workshop titled "Sound Body-Sound Mind," where I take the reigns on how to train the body (assessment, program design, coaching the main lifts) and Lisa takes the reigns on more of the psychological barriers that occur. We all know as trainers that half the battle when working with clients is the self dialogue and inner talk that goes on inside their head. What tools and strategies can be implemented to help? Would there be an interest in that?

      August 25, 2015 at 11:58 am | Reply to this comment

  • gizzard of oz

    Thanks for the recommendations on the Get-Up. It's the one exercise I feel competent doing (as I watched and learned from Kalos Sthenos), and therefore pretty much the only exercise I practice. A strange exercise to pick for a perennial beginner (out of 63 respondents on Contreras' site,only 1 picked the Get-up as their 'if you could only pick 1 exercise'), but I seem to have avoided injury so far, and have painstakingly worked up to competence with a 10kg KB. I learn some little intricacy of the exercise with every rep, and despite Kalos Sthenos being a very comprehensive resource, I've learned some further intricacies from your article. Paltry as it may be, now that I've built up a base of strength with the Get-Up, I'll try progressing to gaining strength in other planes of movement, &maybe bilaterally. I saw on your article that you recommend it as a warm-up: would 1x10kg rep per side, as part of a warm up including walking spider-mans, etc, be a good idea? (in order to retain proficiency with the movement). Is it a lift that you and your esteemed colleagues like to keep as a staple?

    August 25, 2015 at 2:36 pm | Reply to this comment

  • Guzzy

    I will pass on this idea to my gym's head trainers. Thank you for it!! Question: I just recently read an article about Maria Sharipova's training routine and she doesn't go longer than 3 days without training because she will lose lean muscle mass. My trainer said she probably tests it. This shocked me. Such a short period of time. Your thoughts? (It was in a fashion magazine dam it, sorry).

    August 25, 2015 at 8:42 pm | Reply to this comment

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