Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 10/14/16

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I’m heading to Minneapolis, MN today where Dean Somerset and I will be putting on our Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint workshop this weekend.


It’s our last LIVE event before he and I release the digital product onto the world in the very, very near future.

Are you excited?


Anyways, I’ve packed my Billy Heywood t-shirt (<— please tell me someone gets that reference) and since I land somewhat early I plan on taking in some of the sights and sounds of the city. Anyone have any suggestions?

Some Stuff to Check Out Before You Read Stuff

1) CORE will be hosting the I Am Not Afraid to Lift (Mindset Edition)workshop featuring Artemis Scantalides and my wife, Dr. Lisa Lewis.

Date: Sunday, November 6, 8AM-5PM.

If you’re interested in learning more about kettlebell and bodyweight training, proper technique, programming, as well as how to develop sound mindset strategies to enhance performance, this workshop will be a great use of your time.

This workshop is appropriate for women who lift of all levels, from women who have never lifted weights before, to beginners to advanced lifters. Men have attended too…;O)

There are only four spots left. For more information you can click HERE (<– click events tab).

2) Week #2 of John Rusin’s Functional Hypertrophy Training program has continued to kick my ass. It’s been a long time since I’ve done an extended high(er) volume training program, but I seem to be adapting nicely.

All of my lifts went up from last week, and I’m looking gunny as shit. So it’s working. As I noted last week my plan is to do this program for a minimum of twelve weeks and to discuss my experiences with it along the way via social media.

If you’d like to jump in on the action go HERE and then use the code TG10 to save a little money off your purchase. Lets get jacked (and commiserate) together…;o)

And now lets get to the stuff to read.

Why the Active Straight Leg Raise? – The Strength Faction

When I took both the FMS Level I & II courses last year one of the things that really stuck out to me was 1) how absurdly protective some fitness pros were about their movement quality. Giving someone a “2” on their overhead squat was equivalent to tar and feathering them based off some of their reactions. Some would debate the number as if getting a “not 3” made them less of a quality human being. It was funny.

And 2) how MONEY the ASLR screen is.

That shit cleans up everything. The squat, the hip hinge, your pigsty of a room. Everything.

My boys over at the Strength Faction – Todd Bumgardner and Chris Merritt – provide some insight on why the ASLR is so integral to good movement.

How to Fix Low Back Stiffness/Rounding in the Deep Squat – AcuMobility

I’m really liking all the content the crew over at Acumobility – Brad Cox and Julian Cardoos – are putting out lately.

This was a very cool video to watch in real time as Brad helps fix a wonky deep squat with a high-level CrossFit athlete.

Dear Fitness Industry – Michael Keeler


Do we really serve the needs of clients? Do we really listen to them?


I see many of my colleagues doing this and figured I’d jump in on the action. You know, cause I’m important.



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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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