Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 12/15/17

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Ten days till Christmas. Like a bonehead I haven’t started any shopping yet. And by “like a bonehead” what I really mean is “like 97% of the population that has a Y chromosome.”

Apologies for the lame intro this week, but I got things to do/need to go help make Jeff Bezos richer.

On to this week’s list of stuff to read.

But First

1. Coaching Competency Workshop – Dallas, TX

I’ll be in Dallas, TX later this month to put on my Coaching Competency Workshop.

I’ll break down assessment in addition to troubleshooting common strength-based exercises such as deadlifts, squats, shoulder-friendly pressing, to name a few.

This is ideal for any personal trainer, coach, or regular ol’ Joe or Jane looking to learn more on my coaching process.

Details are located on the flyer above, and you can purchase HERE.

2) Pedestals Make For Superior Stocking Stuffers

Speaking of ideas for gift shopping, give Pedestal Footwear a look. I’ve been a fan for years and think they’re THE most comfortable socks ever.

Plus, the added benefit is that they’re well-suited (and were actually designed) for meatheads who like to lift heavy things.

I make ZERO commission off pointing you in their direction. I just feel they’re a great company with a great product.


3) Also, I’m Seeing Star Wars on Sunday.


I thought I was going to be a lammo and have to revoke my Star Wars nerd card for not being able to go see it opening weekend.

However, my wife is the shit and made it so that we have a baby-sitter for six hours this Sunday.

Star Wars + Steak dinner afterwards = possibly a second baby being made.1

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work

The Olympic Lifts Are Overrated – Charles Staley

Internet’s Reaction To This Article: “Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?”

My Reaction: “Pretty much.”

6 Common Workout Myths That Are Holding You Back – Jeannine Trimboli

This was an excellent article. And given a trove of people will likely be heading to the gym at the start of 2018 to kickstart their fitness goals, I’d mark this one as a MUST read.

The Lifter’s Guide to Treating Tendinopathy – Sean Jacobs via

If you lift things up and down chances are your knee(s), elbow(s), achilles, etc, at some point or another, will get an ouchie.

Here’s your crash course on how to remedy the situation.

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Brutal tricep exercise right here: Battle Rope Extensions. Takes a little maneuvering to get proper foot/body position but, like whoa, when you find it.

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