Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 1/4/19

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

Dates are slated for Philadelphia, Edmonton, and Sydney at the moment and you can find out more details HERE.

2. Coaching Competency Workshop – Raleigh, NC


I’ll be making my first appearance – ever (<— how’s that possible?) – in the wonderful state of North Carolina this coming March to put on my popular Coaching Competency Workshop.

Full details (date, location, itinerary, how to register) can be found HERE.

EARLY BIRD rate is currently in effect and won’t last forever. Hurry up because spots will be limited.





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I love Bloop, Bloop, Bloop workouts. . You know the sound when “little” Mario eats a mushroom and transforms to “BIG” Mario? . That’s what a Bloop, Bloop, Bloop workout does: it energizes and revitalizes someone.. . My client @therealalexandrashow came to CORE yesterday not feeling so hot. Her program called for heavy deadlifts, some squats, and a litany of other things she wasn’t in the mood to do after being sick for the past week. . So I went to plan B and improvised. I wrote up a little sumthin, sumthin on my whiteboard (which you can swipe to see for yourself) and had her perform that instead. . 30-45 minutes later she was done and felt like a new person. . First video is a Rotational Landmine Press variation and the second showcases a Hybrid Row I’m a big fan of (especially for anyone looking to improve their pulling strength for pull-ups). . You can check out the rest of the workout if you scroll to the end, but the nuts and bolts is this: the objective is to get the client moving and NOT beat them to a pulp. They should feel as if they trained and accomplished something, but not to the point where they feel like a Balrog came along and punched them in the face. . Next time you come across a client who arrives not feeling too swell for their session, give him or her a Bloop, Bloop, Bloop workout. They’ll love you for it.

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The Path to Improving High School Strength Coaching – Travis Mash

Some sage points given by Travis in this article detailing why hiring a (competent) strength & conditioning coach at the high school level is money well spent.

Teach Your Clients Well – Lou Schuler

It’s the new year, which means an influx of rude and seemingly obnoxious new gym goers. Here’s some tips to trainers on how to nip the unruly behavior in the bud before it gets out of hand.

How to Ace Your Internship – Donovan Muldrow

Donovan asked myself, Mike Robertson, and Chad Hobbs our take on sone pressing questions pertaining to strength & conditioning internships.

Give it a read.

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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