Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 11/16/18

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1. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – 2019 Dates

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

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.

We’re in LA this weekend teaching the course, which is our last “h0orah” in 2018. We have plenty of dates lined up for 2019, however.

Check em out HERE.

2. Small Cameo in The Boston Globe

I tweeted this Tweet recently:

Fast forward a few hours later and I’m talking to a reporter from the Boston Globe about when is it too early to start listening to Christmas music?

Never. NEVER I say!

Check it out HERE.





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I consider it a privilege I’m allowed the opportunity to travel the world to present and speak to other fitness professionals. . This weekend marks my last “work” travel of the year; heading to Los Angeles to present the (Even More) Complete Shoulder and Hip Blueprint with @dsomerset1 . All told, this year, I’ve presented in LA, NYC, Washington DC, Boston, Dallas, Houston, San Jose, Vancouver, Victoria Island, Bonn (Germany), London, and Ljubljana (Slovenia). . 2019 has me headed to London, Vancouver, Edmonton, Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, NYC, LA, Dallas, Houston, Sydney (Australia), and Singapore. . I hope this doesn’t come across as me being a braggart. Growing up in a small town in central NY that’s surrounded by dairy farms and corn fields, (still) doesn’t have a traffic light, and nothing exciting happens outside of the occasional carnival stopping through, I never would have imagined I’d be seeing the places I’ve seen, experiencing different cultures, and meeting so many interesting and eclectic people. . So, simply, thank you, everyone – my wife, family, friends, colleagues, “fans,” Matt Damon (because, why not?) – for your support. . It’s pretty fucking cool.

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When Is It Okay to Lift With Less Than Perfect Form? – Fayiz Dabdoub (via

Internet commenters. Gotta love them.

And by “love” I mean the opposite of that.

I’d rather spend a year in Azkaban than deal with some of them myself.

But this was a great read.

How Much Should a Personal Trainer Keep Personal? – Hayden Perno

Movies, relationships, politics, religion, favorite He-Man characters?

What’s “safe” to reveal to clients, and what’s taboo?

Inside the Retreat Where Grown Men Go to Cry – Nate Green

This was a lovely read.

Not gonna lie: it got me.1

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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  1. Stupid onion shirt.

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