Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 12/8/17

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T-minus one week until The Last Jedi comes out. Wanna know what’s ironic? I’m not seeing it next weekend.

Bull to the shit, right?

It’s a chorus of a few things coming into play: waiting too long to attempt to get tix, having to play catch-up on a few things, and, you know, life.1

So, enjoy my fellow nerds. I hate you. NO SPOILERS.

Lets get to this week’s list.

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.

Stuff To Read

L2 Fitness Summit – Dean Somerset & Dr. Mike Israetel


Dean Somerset and Dr. Mike Israetel released a killer resource this week. In a nutshell they filmed a workshop they did together earlier this year. It’s 11 hours and it’ll melt your face.

Dean takes half the time and breaks down assessment, and then Mike takes over and spends the other half talking about how to get people swole.


It’s on sale right now for $50 off the regular price (however, it only lasts until 12/10).

The Dark Side of Fitness – T-Nation Compilation

I’d make the argument that this compilation article that was featured on T-Nation earlier this week – featuring myself, Chris Shugart, TC Luoma, Paul Carter, Tom Morrison, Mark Dugdale, and Akash Vaghela – may be the best and most important one to date.

6 Months Ago I Had to Learn to Walk Again. Here’s What I Discovered – Lee Boyce

My man Lee Boyce, a friend and colleague, ruptured both his knee tendons playing in a pick-up game of basketball earlier this year.


I.e., He couldn’t fucking walk.

Not only did he basically keep the entire ordeal to himself – he purposely didn’t tell many people about it2 – but he made mental notes along the way to write this amazing piece.

His resiliency astounds me.

Social Media Shenanigans



Top Video: Shows a common mistake with initial squat set up a lot of people make: too many steps. I watch some people un-rack the barbell and it looks like they’re Frodo walking to Mordor. Stop it. Bottom Video: Un-rack the bar, take two (maybe three) steps back, and that’s it. No, really, that’s it.

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  1. Who knew having a kid was so time consuming? Anyone want to volunteer to babysit? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

  2. I learned about it a few months after the fact. We’re both movie buff and he and I always text back and forth about stuff we’ve seen. It was over text, when I asked him how things were going that he finally told me about his ordeal. Like, WTF Lee?!?

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