Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 3/15/19
1. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – 2019 Locations & Dates
Philadelphia, PA: April 27-28th (<– EARLY BIRD rate ending in 3 weeks).
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: May 25-26th
Sydney, Australia: July 13-14th
Melbourne, Australia: July 20-21st
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 really add value with your assessment process.
- How to squat and deadlift like a boss.
Find out more details HERE.
2. Coaching Competency Workshop – Raleigh, NC
I’ll be in Raleigh, NC THIS WEEKEND putting on my popular Coaching Competency workshop
Full details (date, location, itinerary, how to register) can be found HERE.
3. Strategic Strength Workshop – Boston, MA
Luke and I did this workshop last summer in London and figured it’s only fair to bring it State side. Combined we have 30+ years of coaching experience (I.e., one Mike Boyle or Dan John) and this workshop will be two days where we uncover every nook and cranny as it relates to how we assess our clients/athletes and how we best prepare them for the rigors of every day life/sport.
This will be a unique opportunity for people to learn from myself, but especially Luke, who I think is one of the best and brightest coaches I know.
For more information and to register you can go HERE.
Lil’ Kim is the queen of hip-hop.
Meghan Callaway is the queen of pull-ups.
She’s running a pull-up challenge this month (starts Monday, March 18th) and everyone who participates will receive a FREE PDF outlining exercises and tips to improve your pull-ups.
Plus you get to be part of a motivating challenge.
Also, on an aside: Meghan’s popular Ultimate Pull-Up Program will be on sale at 25% off the regular price throughout the duration of the challenge (and I think the offer is available right now).
SOCIAL MEDIA SHENANIGANS
Progressive overload matters. I can’t tell you how many people will bring up “x” supplement or “y” exercise thinking that THAT, finally, will help explain their lack of progress. They just needed that.
Do more (hard) work. Consistently.
— Tony Gentilcore (@tonygentilcore1) March 9, 2019
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30 Days of Shoulders. . Day 1: Two Common Row Technique Errors. . There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to why someone’s shoulder may be bothering them: poor soft tissue quality, programming imbalance, weak this, overactive that, they wore blue on a Wednesday. I don’t know. . However, more often than not, and something I feel gets overlooked often, is how someone performs a certain exercise. . Take the DB Row for example. It’s not uncommon to see one of two (if not both) mistakes being made when someone performs the exercise: . 1. Too much glenohumeral extension (or the “more ROM must be better” scenario). . 2. Not allowing the scapulae to move around the rib cage. . Let that shit move, yo. . Address or consider those two things and I’m willing to bet your shoulders may feel better.
STUFF TO READ WHILE YOU’RE PRETENDING TO WORK
Brie Larson and Becoming Your Own Superhero in Real Life – Josh Hillis
The main message I got from reading this (and it’s a profound I am always trying to champion myself): it’s more about the PROCESS than the OUTCOME.
Trans Athletes: The Death of Women’s Sports – Dani Shugart
WHEW- this one was a doozy and a topic I can”t imagine how hard it was to write about. Dani did so with tact, grace, and professionalism.
Strength Training for Runners: It’s a MUST – Menachem Brodie
There’s no shortage of myths and naysayers when it comes to attaching strength training to an endurance athlete. I want to give Menachem a hug so freakin bad for writing this article.