Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 8/3/18

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 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 Sunday, 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 few days left to take advantage of the Early Bird rate for Houston.


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I’m a big fan of Band Pullaparts. They’re great for overall shoulder health, improving posture, and a nice exercise to add additional volume in for upperback strength. However I often see two common mistakes. First video shows an elbow extension-tricep thingamajiggy. I don’t know how else to explain it. Second video shows excessive rib flair/lumbar extension. Both make me sad. Third video showcases a few good reps. Motion is driven via the shoulder blades (arms remain straight) and there’s limited movement through ribcage and lower back. WU-TANG!

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Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work

How Do You Know When You’re Body Is Ready to Squat? – Dr. Sarah Duvall

“Easy. You’re ready now.”

I LOVE this message from Sarah directed towards postpartum women. It’s time we stopped coddling women during this time with messages of frailty.

It’s not helping.

Black Women’s Bodies, Sports, Motherhood, and Serena Williams – Justice Williams

Short and sweet message from my friend Justice.

Cluster Training for New Muscle Growth – Jason Brown

I love me some cluster training.

This was a nice “Cliff Notes” version on the effectiveness of cluster training and how to incorporate it into your programs.

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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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