Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 8/3/17

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Hey, hey, hey it’s Friday.

I’m excited because Lisa and I are hosting our Strong Body-Strong Mind workshop here in Boston tomorrow and we’re expecting 30 fitness pros to attend and get their nerd on discussing things like the Transtheorhetical Model of Change, intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivation, how to build competency & autonomy, and, you know, deadlifts.1

Because I’m a big jerk and always wait till the last minute to get things done, I’ve still got a few things to tweak on my presentation and need to hightail it out of here to get that done.2

Have a splendid weekend everyone.


1) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Orlando

Our Vancouver shindig in April sold out, but Dean and I have recently announced a stop in Orlando, FL later this year, October 21-22nd at Spark Fitness.

I’ve never been to Orlando. There’s no way in hell I’m visiting Disney World.

You can go HERE for more details and to sign up.

HEADS UP: We’ve also added Boston into the mix later this year. Not Burlington Boston or Beverly Boston, two cities that are lovely, but not that close to Boston.

No, this is IN Boston…in the heart of the city Boston, at AMP Fitness.

If you’re super excited and want to sign-up early you can go HERE.

2) Lisa on the Lift the Bar Podcast

Lisa was invited onto the Life the Bar Podcast recently discussing what she discusses best…the psychology behind personal training.

You can download on iTunes HERE.

Or, if you prefer, the direct link is HERE.

3) Women’s Health Asked How I Train

Women’s Health reached out and asked me what my workout would look like if I only had 30 minutes to train.

Easy: Wu-Tang, inject caffeine directly into my left ventricle, grab a barbell and lift it off the ground repeatedly, repeat.

Kidding. HERE’s what I really said.

Stuff to Read

Scapular Upward Rotation – Julie Read

I couldn’t use an actual image from Julie’s post because it’s a PDF and I want to encourage you to check it out for yourself. She’s very talented and has an uncanny ability to draw awesome pics of anatomy peppered with witty commentary.

For those who are more visual learners this is for you.

Science is Self Correcting: The Case of the Hip Thrust and Its Effects On Speed – Bret Contreras

What a treat to see someone of Bret’s stature and expertise to write something so honest and transparent.

Sabotaging Your Sales Pitch: 4 Mistakes to Avoid – Pete Dupuis

This one resonated with me, especially now that I’m out on my own and oftentimes have people stop by unannounced or randomly and I may need to “temper” my sales pitch.

Pete nails this one, as usual.

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Things got serious towards the end of this workout. As you can see….💪

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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. If you’re interested in hosting Lisa and I for this workshop we’re not afraid to travel…;o) I can say unequivocally there’s no workshop like it around for fitness professionals.

  2. As my friend, Ben Bruno, always says “If you wait till the last minute, it only takes a minute.

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