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

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I don’t know about everyone else, but I’m sooooo pumped for The Punisher on Netflix. Now, I wouldn’t say I grew up a big Punisher fan growing up (remember that Thomas Jane movie back in the late 90’s early 2000’s?), but I am a big fan of Jon Bernthal and was intrigued by his playing of the character in season two of Daredevil.

Between that and Lisa’s birthday this weekend I’ll have a ton to keep me occupied.

Lets get to this week’s “stuff.”

But First

1) Looking For Strong MOFo’s

Bryan Krahn and I looking for men (and women) who are 40+ (or thereabouts) to test-drive a program he and I are putting together called Strong MOFo

MOFo = Man Over Forty.

You can read all about it HERE.

Of, if you prefer the Cliff Notes version: if you’re a human being 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) this program may be right up your alley.

Direct link HERE.

2) Media Cameos

I was asked to contribute to THIS article on Men’s Health titled “6 Signs You Need to Switch Up Your Workout.”

Okay “cameos” was a lie.

Stuff You Should Read

Complete Core – Mike Boyle

It would be hard for me to think of one coach who has helped shape my career and way of thinking when it comes to training people more so than Mike Boyle.

I remember the first time I met him back in 2005 when Eric Cressey and I drove from Danbury, CT to meet up him, Alwyn Cosgrove, and Valerie Waters at some seedy Irish bar after the three of them had finished presenting somewhere.

Admittedly, at the time, I had zero idea who Mike was. But Eric quickly set me straight and told me he was a pretty big deal. I went home that night, purchased Functional Training For Sport and never looked back.

I’ve watched every iteration of Functional Strength Coach and I still think his book, Advances in Functional Training, is still one of the best books I’ve read in strength & conditioning and one that really “meshed” things together for me as a coach.

So needless to say, here we are with another fantastic Mike Boyle project…this time diving deep into his brain on the topic of core training.

It’s Mike Boyle. This is gooooooood.

And, unfortunately, you only have until the end of today (11/17) to purchase this at the sale price of $50 off regular price.

10 Rules for Building Muscle Without Getting Fat – Eric Bach

Great stuff in this one from Eric – a guy I trust when it comes to adding on slabs of muscle without the belly.

What Is the Keto Diet? (And Should I Try It?) – Aleisha Fetters

Very thorough and a very fair look into the Keto Diet.

Social Media Shenanigans



Here’s an awesome deadlift variation I stole from @dsomerset1 from this past weekend’s workshop we taught together. Skater Deadlifts or “Fake 1-Legged RDLs.” Grab a KB and hug it close to torso. Then, hip hinge back into one hip while sliding other leg on ValSlide. Great way to introduce one legged RDL for people who may not have their balance in check. I️ also love the core engagement on these. No joke.

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