Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 11/10/17

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I’ve got a busy and exciting weekend coming up. First off I’m gonna head to the gym shortly after pressing “publish” on this post, go deadlift my face off, and follow-suit with my weekly visit to my favorite pizza place here in Boston – Upper Crust.

Later on I’ll head to the airport to pick my boy Dean Somerset. We’re both teaching the Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint to a sold out crowd at AMP Fitness this weekend. It’ll be bitter-sweet because after 20+ times teaching it across the world (LA, Seattle, London, Prague, Oslo, Minneapolis, Vancouver), it’s likely our last “planned” presentation of the course.

We’ll be sad to turn the page, but we’re excited to drum up a new curriculum.1

Lets get to this week’s list.

But First

1) Looking For Strong MOFo’s

Earlier this week Bryan Krahn and I announced we’re looking for people to beta-test our Strong MOFo program.

MOFo = Man Over Forty.

You can read all about it HERE.

Of, if you prefer the Cliff Notes version: if you’re a 35+ (man or woman) and looking to follow a 4-month program that’s designed to get you strong, maybe get you a better bicep peak, not kill you, and take into account you’re not 25 anymore (and written be two competent coaches) it may be right up your alley.

Direct link HERE.

2) Interview: Training Over 40 and Deadlifts

I was asked by the peeps over at to talk about training over 40 (catching a theme here?) and you know anytime I start talking about lifting things the conversation will gravitate towards deadlifts.

But we also talked about women and chin-up training too.

You can check it out HERE.

3) Latest Men’s Health Article

Men’s Health asked me to comment on what would make most guy’s pecs more “pecy.” HERE’s what I had to some on the topic.

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work

25 Ways to Eat Well On the Go – Dr. John Berardi

I work with a lot of clients who are on the go and travel a ton for their work. This infographic is going to save me a TON of time.

6 Reasons You Should Never Open Up a Gym – John Romano

Admittedly it’s a liiiiiiiitle bit negative for my tastes in some parts, but as a gym owner myself I was shaking my head in agreement a lot as I was reading this.

30 Thoughts on Life, Strength & Conditioning, and Business – Erica Suter

I always enjoy reading these types of “reflection” posts from coaches. I find they’re often more “raw” and candid writing in this format.

I mean, you have to respect any business tip that says “drink coffee and pretend you know what you’re doing.” Hahahahaha. So true.

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Had to jimmy-rig a wide, neutral grip pull-up setting during training today. Didn’t have any options so I placed a trap bar at the highest slot on the squat rack. Worked well. Just be careful not to bump your head like I did (on the last two). McGyverism for the win.

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  1. Possible ideas: Building the Body: From Assessment to Badass or How To Become a Brick-shit Diesel Motherfucker. Final titles may vary.

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