Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 11/20/15

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I just spent the past two days hanging out with my friend, and savage, Todd Bumgardner.

[NOTE: if you’re not already reading his stuff and/or stalking following him on social media, you should.]

He was in town for a workshop he was putting on at one of the Equinox locations here in Boston where he spoke to a group of 20+ trainers on “The Art of Coaching” as well as breaking down some common barbell regressions, progressions, and lateralizations.

In exchange for letting him crash at my place he let me “wedding crash” his workshop. He’s a really, really, really good coach, and I learned a lot from his presentation – stuff I’ll be writing more on in later posts1– but the real treat was being able to hang out with an awesome human being for a few days. I love being around people who are passionate about what they do and are equally as eager to share knowledge as they are in attaining it.

We talked lifting heavy stuff, ate dead animal flesh, and also bro-fisted roughly 308 times (+/- 2):

A still shot from a 10-minute video Todd filmed for his Strength Faction group; a community of coaches and personal trainers who get coached themselves on program design, exercise technique, and, of course, the art of bro-fisting.

Needless to say, Todd’s good people and you should check his stuff out.


Quick reminder: I’ll be doing a 1-day workshop on “Assessment to Badass” at Full Throttle Athletics in Frisco, TX on Sunday, December 27th.

Me + Shoulders + black lights & smoke machines = best 1-day workshop EVER.

For more details (location, price, itinerary) you can go HERE.

This Brutally Honest Guide To Losing Weight Has Gone Viral  – Not Really Sure

This story has gone viral, and with good reason. Read it.

5 Ways You’re Screwing Up Your Squat – Paul Carter

Really liked this article, and mirrors many of the same cues and concepts I use with my own athletes and clients.

That Fit Person Who’s ‘Got it all Together’….Doesn’t – Krista Scott-Dixon

Nice commentary by Krista providing some “real” prospective on those people we admire. You aren’t them and they aren’t you.

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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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  1. One quick, classic Todd quote: “I know back squatting your clients gives you street cred, but fuck that shit. If you’re able to get them results with other variations – front squat, SSB squat, KB squat – then it’s a win-win.”

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