Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 3/16/18
I’m in NYC!
I flew down here yesterday from Boston courtesy of Equinox. I’ll be doing two separate workshops for a bunch of their trainers talking about shoulder assessment and how to turn their clients into a bunch of bench pressing and chin-upping T-1000’s.
I still wanted to make sure I got this week’s list up for your reading pleasure, though.
I got your back.
BUT FIRST…(STUFF TO CHECK OUT AND OTHER TIDBITS CURATED TO MAKE YOU A BETTER COACH OR HUMAN)
I’ve got a bevy of speaking engagements lined up for 2018, and next week begins the madness.
I’ll be in NYC speaking at a few Equinox locations on March 16th and 17th, and from there on out I’ve got a place to be at least one weekend every month for the foreseeable future.
It’s a nice feeling to be in demand.
I’d encourage you to click the link above or THIS one for more details/insights into where I’ll be and when.
Events Just Around the Corner
- Spurling Spring Seminar – Kennebunk, ME: April 14th
- Coaching Competency Workshop – Sterling, VA: April 21st
- The Fitness Summit – Kansas City, MO: May 4-5th (Dean Somerset and I are doing a special 4-hour PRE-CON for this event).
Registration for this highly competitive certification opens on April 4th. However, I’ve got some good, nay, fucking amazing news.
I’ve negotiated some awesome perks for you:
Early access to enroll on April 3rd (24 hrs before they open to the public), increasing your chances of getting in.
A huge discount (up to 33% off the regular price).
This is without question one of the best certifications any fitness professional can possess, offering incredible value and helps to separate you from the masses.
Go HERE for more info.
3. Even More Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Coming Soon
Dean Somerset and I are currently in the throes of drumming up new content for our staple workshop series.
We’ve presented this workshop all over the world – London, Vancouver, Oslo, Prague, Boston, LA – and even turned it into a popular digital product HERE so everyone can enjoy it.
We’ve already nailed down dates in Slovenia, Houston, and LA this fall (2018) and are also in talks to bring it to Detroit, Philadelphia, Australia, and Singapore in 2019.
If you’re someone who’d like to host this event/participate in a tickle fight please reach out to either Dean or myself.
STUFF TO READ WHILE YOU’RE PRETENDING TO WORK
4 Action Steps to Combat Negative Thinking – Dr. Lisa Lewis
Not that I’m biased or anything (my wife wrote this article for Mark Fisher Fitness), but this is the greatest article on the topic of how to punch negative self talk in the dick that’s ever been written.
4 Ways To Improve Your Hip Flexion – Ashleigh Kast
Hip flexion is kinda like the evil red-headed step child of hip mobility. For some reason it always seems to get a bad rap.
As Ashleigh states in this article:
“That’s the action of pulling your knees to your chest with a neutral spine. You need to be able to put your hips in flexion while under load, with structural integrity, at the bottom of your squat or top of your hinge.”
We need hip flexion.
Here’s how you’re going to do it.
Gym Owner Musings #10 – Pete Dupuis
Pete’s stuff is always required reading.
Social Media Shenanigans
Post deadlift pizza = 118% more gains. Read it on PubMed.
— Tony Gentilcore (@tonygentilcore1) March 15, 2018
Here’s my youngest client at CORE, 13 year old Jill, crushing her first ever experience with the Safety Squat Bar. Jill’s a gem in youth training. She plays multiple sports – soccer and basketball – and understands the importance of strength training to compliment her athletic endeavors. I often have to pump the brakes because she’s always so excited to try new things and is always game for a challenge. Even though she makes fun of me (bordering on bullying me) for my musical tastes – Wu Tang huh?- it’s been a real treat to work with her, and even at such a young age she serves as a great example for other young girls.