Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 4/13/18

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It’s Friday.

Lets get right to it.


1. Coaching Competency: DC

Spots are still available for my Coaching Competency workshop in Sterling, VA next weekend.

For $129 you get to hang out with me for seven hours, talk about assessment, program design, deadlifts, and LOLCat memes. This event has been approved for CEUs via the NSCA.

Go HERE for full details.

2. Strong Body-Strong Mind – Bonn, Germany

My wife and I will be in Bonn, Germany on Saturday, June 30 to put on our 1-day Strong Body-Strong Mind workshop.

I’ll be speaking to assessment, coaching up common strength exercises (squats, deadlifts), and how to better “match” your programs to your client’s abilities and goals.

Lisa will be discussing how to better manage client expectations, motivation, and how to adopt better mindset strategies for success.

And then we’ll have a beer….;o)

Spots are limited and the Early Bird rate is still in effect (but not for long).

For more details (including itinerary and registration) go HERE.

3. 2-Day London Workshop w/ Luke Worthington

After my workshop in Germany I head over to London to take part in a 2-day event (the weekend of July 7th) with my friend and colleague (and handsomest man alive) Luke Worthington.

This one is filling up fast…..go HERE for more info.


Complete Culture Blueprint – Pat Rigsby

If you’re someone who works with teams or maybe are in charge of a staff at a gym, or, I don’t know, are part of SEAL Team 6 and just looking for some solid information on how to develop better leadership skills and systems to breed a winning culture you can’t go wrong with Pat Rigsby’s new resource.

Pick it up now for $30 off the regular price.

What Is Power? And How Do I Increase It? – Joe Dowdell

Really, REALLY good article from good friend Joe Dowdell here.

Like, really good.

Strength Training For Women: Setting the Record Straight – Greg Nuckols

I hate Greg for being such an eloquent writer.

I love Greg for always writing such informative, well researched articles though. This is a must read.

Social Media Shenanigans



This is a case where more ROM is not better. The picture above demonstrates a common mistake I see many lifters make with their 1-arm rows, which is: the elbow going too far past the midline of the body. Or, for the super nerds out there: going into excessive humeral extension (which doesn’t bode well for the front side of the shoulder as the scapulae ends up in too much anterior tilt forcing the humeral head forward). Instead I like to cue people to “stop their elbow at the hip or back pocket,” as shown in the bottom picture. This ensures we’re targeting the right muscles (rhomboids and lats) in addition to better scapular positioning, and, as a result, a less pissed off shoulder.

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Plus, get a copy of Tony’s Pick Things Up, a quick-tip guide to everything deadlift-related. See his butt? Yeah. It’s good. You should probably listen to him if you have any hope of getting a butt that good.

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