Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 2/23/18
You know how we do.
BUT FIRST…(SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS, STUFF I’VE WRITTEN, & OTHER TIDBITS CURATED TO SHOWCASE HOW IMPORTANT I AM)
Excited to head back to the DC area and present at Beyond Strength Performance NOVA in Sterling, VA.
Assessment, program design, exercise technique, how to make killer LOLCat memes. It’ll all be covered. More details in the link above.
I had to take a break from The Fitness Summit last year for two reasons:
1. Whenever I go I always eat way too many cookies.[Props to Dave & Nick Bromberg’s mom.[/footnote]
2. But mostly because I succeeded in making a baby and my wife would have tossed me so much shade if I was all like “Hey Babe, going to KC for three days. Toodles.”
Well this year I’m back and excited to take part in a Fitness Summit first. Dean Somerset and I will be putting on a Pre-Conference day where we’ll spend a few hours test driving some new material as a follow-up to our Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint.
Tentatively titled The More Completer Hip & Shoulder Blueprint.
We’ll be taking deep dive into squat and deadlift technique: discussing ankle, foot, hip and upper extremity considerations in conjunction with regressions/progressions and programming. Whether you’re a coach or just someone who likes to lift heavy things you’ll undoubtedly learn something.
And if not, cool, you still get to hang out with us for a few hours.
Registration is now open for returning and new attendees.
I’m excited to announce that both myself and my wife, Dr. Lisa Lewis, will be presenting at the inaugural Spurling Spring Seminar at Spurling Fitness in Kennebunk, ME in a few months.
If you live in New England and you’re a fitness professional you won’t want to miss it. Early bird special is currently in effect.
Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work
Whenever Dean and I present together one of the major messages we try to smack people across the face with is the idea of symmetry and how we need to stop obsessing over it.
In this post Dean explains why.
Joe Dowdell Got Screwed Out of Building the Gym of His Dreams. Here’s How He Recovered – Lou Schuler
Joe Dowdell spent 20+ years building a fitness industry staple in NYC…Peak Performance (or Peak to those in the know).
It was THE spot for quality training, continuing education, and watching beautiful people sweat.
Joe had plans for something bigger and sexier. All was going well, until it wasn’t.
Fixing Dave Tate: Movement Screening – Elitefts.com
This was really neat to watch John Rusin take Dave Tate through a movement screen. The video spliced in at the 13:00 mark made me laugh hysterically.
Social Media Shenanigans
I find some of my clients are hard on themselves when they have an “off” day in the gym. I remind them it’s normal and nothing to worry about. Get your reps in, even if it’s with less weight, and come back tomorrow. Being consistent is more important.
— Tony Gentilcore (@tonygentilcore1) February 21, 2018
Clean up your front squat. The top video showcases a common snafu with most trainee’s front squats: the dip and “oh shit” rep. If you watch carefully you’ll notice my elbows “dip” on the second rep and well, that’s not great. A common cue is to say “elbows up,” but by the time that’s needed it’s too late. It’s hard to recover on subsequent reps. Instead do this. BOTTOM VIDEO: showcases a brilliant cue I stole from @bonvecstrength. Start EVERY rep with a slight shrug and deep breath. It’ll help lock in that upper back and help reduce the likelihood of the dreaded elbow dip. Try it. It works.