Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 9/21/18

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1. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Ljubljana, Slovenia AND Los Angeles, CA

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

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.

Ljubljana, Slovenia – October 20-21st. (<— EARLY BIRD ends THIS WEEK)

Los Angeles, CA – November 17-18th. (<— EARLY BIRD rate still in affect)

All registrants to this course (as well as future dates in 2019 in Detroit, Philadelphia, Minas Tirith) 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.1

To register and for moe details go HERE.

2. RISE Fitness Business Conference – San Jose, CA

The line-up is spectacular and I’m honored to be included amongst such esteemed company – Pat Rigsby, Mark Fisher, Molly Galbraith, Kellie Hart, Craig Ballantyne, and Scott Rawcliffe, to name a few.

I’ll be speaking about shoulder assessment.

If you’re a fitness professional looking to take his or her’s career to the next level this is an event you won’t want to miss.

Full details and into to registration HERE.





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Here’s another gleaming example of why the details matter. Had a new client come in yesterday who’s been frustrated by recent lower back woes. Diligent spinal hygiene is critical when it comes to dealing with low back pain, and part of that equation is the popular Birddog exercise. It’s an excellent drill to hammer home core/ spine stability, however it is almost ALWAYS performed poorly. Top Video = way too much low back movement where she’s falling into excessive lumbar extension and getting most of her movement from that area. Again, great drill if it’s performed well. If not….fugetboutit. Bottom Video = Tony intervention. Lumbar spine is now locked in and exercise technique much cleaner. This was challenging for her and goes to show 1) seemingly inane details matter and 2) I’m awesome. Also: Rage Against the Machine in the background obviously helped.

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How Do Trainers Work? Meet Tony Gentilcore –

This was a fun (written) interview I did with the people over at who asked questions pertaining to my start in the industry, what services I offer (and why), and my training style, among other things.2

Why Shoulders HAVE to Move Differently – Dr. Ryan DeBell

Much like we always say everyone will squat and deadlift differently based off individual variances in hip anatomy, the same can be said when it comes to the upper body.


Respect anatomy.

A Fitness Pro’s Guide to Sexual Harassment – Molly Galbraith (via the

Read it.

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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.

I don’t share email information. Ever. Because I’m not a jerk.
  1. As well as a free ticket…… my heart.

  2. Things they DIDN’T ask: What I eat for breakfast? (5 egg omelet), who my favorite Care Bear is? (Bedtime Bear), Diet Coke or Diet Pepsi? (Coke), why did Becca choose Garret over Blake in the last season of The Bachelorette? (I don’t want to talk about it.)

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