Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 9/1/17

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Wow, I can’t believe we’re in the ‘bers’ already.

It’s September 1st and, right on cue, it’s a bit cold this morning in New England. I’m wearing sweatpants as I type this and am half temped to go grab a skullie (hat) out of the closet.

Alright, I don’t want to be one of those people that moans and groans about the weather on a blog. That’s the worst. Enjoy your Labor Day weekend everyone. See you next week.


1) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Orlando

There’s only a few weeks left to take advantage of the Early Bird rate for Dean Somerset and I’s workshop in Orlando, at Spark Fitness, the weekend of October 21st.

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, albeit not (that) close to Boston.

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

Early bird rate is in effect now and if you’re super eager to sign-up you can go HERE.


2) Elite Fitness & Performance Summit – Chicago


I’ll be in Chicago this September alongside some other phenomenal speakers for the Elite Fitness & Performance Summit. The cast includes:

  • Nick Tumminello
  • Mark Fisher (if I have to follow him on stage I’m going to be pissed)
  • Josh Henkin
  • Nick Berry
  • Molly Galbraith
  • Krista Scott-Dixon
  • Ryan Ketchum

And many, many more.  It’s one of the most action-packed fitness events of the year, so be sure to reserve your seat ASAP. You can go HERE to do so.

4) Workout With the Pedestal Footwear Guys

Last week both guys from Pedestal Footwear – Mike and Brendan (Mike actually trains with me every week) – made a cameo a CORE to film some videos for their site. I also took them through a pretty sick full-body workout. You can check it out HERE.

5) I’m, Like, Everywhere

HERE’s an article I contributed to over at STACK on core training for athletes.

And there’s THIS doozy where 5 coaches (myself included) were asked what their favorite Landmine exercises were.

HERE’s a cool article over on I was quoted in on how a man lost 213 lbs without stepping foot in a gym. I know many people will get caught up on the the number and modality, however the LARGER take-home point is his unrelenting CONSISTENCY.

And lastly, here’s a recent video interview I recorded with Adam Rees from GRIT Gym.

Stuff To Read

Nutrition Is Not a Belief System – Dan Garner

The opening paragraph says it all:

“Nutrition is often seen as a belief system. In other words, the answer to “What should I eat?” is often based on faith, magical thinking, emotional attachments, and/or what feels “truthy”, rather than on real evidence or the scientific method. Until we fix this, nutrition will get more confusing, not less.”

The Best Way To Build Your Butt – T-Nation

The editors at T-Nation asked several coaches (me included) what’s the best way to build badonkadonks?

Here’s what we all said.

Tramp stamp not included.

Should You Work On Your Strengths Or Weaknesses – Mark Fisher

It’s a debate that seemingly never ends.

Should we focus on our strengths? Or spend more time fixing the weak links?

I can think of no one better to listen to on the topic than Mark Fisher. Excellent stuff.

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