Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 7/27/18

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Lets get right to this week’s stuff.


 1. Strong Body-Strong Mind – Boston, MA

Dr. Lisa Lewis and I have designed a 1-day workshop for health/fitness professionals that touches on a topic rarely discussed: the SOFT SKILLS of coaching.

  • How to improve exercise consistency.
  • How to increase motivation and competency to train.
  • How to assess clients/athletes and write more effective programs that better match their ability level.
  • How to create loyal clients (and a growing bank account).

We’ll be holding another Strong Body-Strong Mind Workshop in Boston, MA on August 12th.

1. We offer both a Professional and Student rate.

2. CEUs will be available via the NSCA.

3. Predator Handshakes are free.

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

2. Even More Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Houston, TX

This workshop will piggyback on the material Dean Somerset and I covered in the original Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint.

But now.

BUT NOW…it’s the Even More Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint.

A bunch of wordsmiths we are.

With this iteration, though, we’ll be going a bit deeper into the coaching and programming side of things:

  • How to program around common injuries.
  • How to “connect” the appropriate exercises to the client/athlete.
  • How to squat and deadlift like a boss.

All registrants to this course (as well as future dates in Ljubljana, Slovenia & Los Angeles) will receive a free download of CSHB 1.0 so that you’re up-to-speed on the content Dean and I will be covering.

There’s only a little more than a week left to take advantage of the Early Bird rate for Houston.



It’s Okay to Struggle – Brett Jones

As it turns out the key to learning isn’t memorizing or even purposeful practice.

As Brett lays out in this excellent articles it’s something we rarely discuss……


The Best Writing Advice I Can Possibly Give You – James Fell

As a writer myself I enjoyed this piece by James Fell immensely.

Improve Your Lifting Form Today: Take a Breath – Jennifer Blake

“If you want to be a great lifter, it’s in your best interests to become a great breather, too.”

Breathing is one of those “finer detail” components that can make all the difference in the world with not only how lifting heavy things feels, but also in overall performance.

And it doesn’t have to be a time-intensive, follow Alice down the rabbit hole kinda thing either. Jennifer outlines a simple (albeit very effective) strategy that anyone can apply.

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This is what happens when you give your clients “free time.” You turn around and BAM….see this happening. Constant tension band RDLs.

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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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