Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 10/19/18

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I’m currently in Ljubljana, Slovenia. I’m here teaching the (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint with my brother from another mother, Dean Somerset.

Man, this is a beautiful country. I mean, take a look at THIS. (<— FYI, not a pic of my biceps).

Anyhoo, we’re taking a brief hiatus from walking around and I figured I’d post a quick Stuff to Read post.


1. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – 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.

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, Edmonton, 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.

To register and for moe details go HERE.

 2. Coaching Competency Workshop – NYC

I’ll be back in the city that never sleeps this Fall to put on my popular Coaching Competency workshop.

Albeit this will be condensed version (five hours instead of seven); a fitness amuse bouche if you will.

EARLY BIRD RATE ends next week.

Full details (itinerary, location, and cost) can be found HERE.





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I love utilizing the hollow position with my clients. It’s a versatile way to add variety and help people appreciate what it REALLY means to “own” full-body tension. . Here’s an exercise I stole from my friends at @bostonstrengthtraining that ups the ante on the hollow position adding in a band pullover. . Here’s my client Sara crushing it. She makes it look easy, so don’t be fooled.

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Creating a Safe Training Environment For Clients Who Are Survivors – Dr. Lisa Lewis

If you work with women the odds are you have a number who, whether you’re attune to this information or not – have negative feelings about their body, their sexuality, and/or have been assaulted.

Please take the time to read this article.

There’s No Such Thing as Injury Prevention – Dr. John Rusin

And the award for grossest picture to use for an articles goes to John Rusin……haha.

SOLID advice in this article though.

You Can’t Budget Your Way to Becoming a Millionaire – Matt Morizio

Short, sweet, and to the point.

Really liked this one by an former athlete of mine, Matt Morizio.


Did what you just read make your day? Ruin it? Either way, you should share it with your friends and/or comment below.

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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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