Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 5/18/18

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My wife is currently in Florida enjoying her first “mommy-free” weekend since Julian was born.

It’s a well-deserved getaway and I am so happy for her.

For our part Julian and I are having a blast too. We toured the Asbestos Factory yesterday and we spent all morning this morning running around with scissors.

Man, we’re exhausted.

15 month olds can have caffeine, right?

Lets get to this week’s stuff to read.


1. $70 Off Dean Somerset and Dr. Mike Israetel’s L2 Fitness Summit


Dean caters to all the geeks with lectures and hands-on components on assessment, program design, and how regress/progress common exercises.

Mike caters to the freaks with lectures and hands-on components on how to get jacked and tan.

Two VERY smart dudes doing what they do best

2. Even More Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Dates/Locations Announced

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, Hoth – 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, Edmonton, 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.

Go HERE to register in the announced cities.

3. 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)

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

4. 2-Day London Workshop

^^^ It’s so good we didn’t even feel the need to come up with a witty title for it.

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.

We’ll be taking a deep dive into assessment, PRI, program design, and coaching up common strength movements such as squats, deadlifts, and shoulder friendly light saber tactics.

What’s more, the event will be taking place at the brand spankin new Third Space location in the city (HERE). This event is breaking the place in before it actually opens to the public.

If you’re a personal trainer, coach, or just someone who likes to nerd out on scapular upward rotation, Zones of Apposition, and/or how to deadlift a castle you won’t want to miss this.

A few spots are still available…..go HERE for more info.


Complete Youth Training – Mike Boyle

There are a lot of myths and fallacies when it comes to training youth athletes. Renowned strength coach Mike Boyle provides one of the most thorough resources I have ever come across on the topic.

If you’re a coach or trainer who works with youth athletes this is a must have.

If you’re a parent who thinks your kid is the next Serena Williams or Tom Brady this is a must have.

The initial sale of $50 off regular price ends TODAY (5/18).


When Should You Use a Weightlifting Belt? – Tina Tang

This is a question I get asked often, and now I have another excellent article I can point people towards.

What Happens When You Scratch Your Fitness Plan? – Michael Easter

I enjoy Michael’s writing.

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