Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 12/7/18
BUT FIRST…CHECK THIS STUFF OUT
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.
Check em out HERE.
SOCIAL MEDIA SHENANIGANS
Progression can equate to “feel” of a set too. It’s not always about MORE weight and MORE reps. Oftentimes keeping people at “x” weight for an extended time, so that it feels less effortful, can be a great form of progression.
— Tony Gentilcore (@tonygentilcore1) December 6, 2018
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One of the highest compliments I can receive as a coach is when other coaches hire me to be their coach. . Coaches need coaches too. . Here’s my client @jessmschour from last night. . We’ve been troubleshooting some hip shenanigans and trying to come up with ways to “feel” her glutes more during certain exercises, like deadlifts. . She’s pretty freakin strong: her best pull is 350 lbs with a straight bar. Alas, I wanted to try something a bit different last night. . This is an exercise I stole from @mcconnell_athletics and it worked beautifully. . I wrapped a jump stretch band around two pegs in the power rack and then placed the band through the handle of a KB. . Hello Glute O’clock.
STUFF TO READ WHILE YOU’RE PRETENDING TO WORK
A Return to Play: Movement Training For Youth Athlete – Jeremy Frisch
This should be required reading for parents and coaches a like.
Jeremy is one of the “go to” coaches I follow with regards to youth training. The content he puts out is legit.
Just watch the videos he posts and tell me they’re not amazing.
I hate him because I’m not him.
Protein: What, When, Why, and How? – Dr. Susan Kleiner
There aren’t many people out there as respected as Dr. Kleiner. Her book, Power Eating, was one of the very first books I ever bought after graduating college (and started taking my own personal continuing education more seriously).
This article keeps things simple, and keeps to the facts.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it a minimum of 47 times more:
“Everyone needs a coach. Even coaches.”
Fantastic article by Julia here explaining more of the nuances and benefits of coaching.