Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 4/26/19

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

Philadelphia, PA: April 27-28th (<– THIS weekend, always room for more).

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: May 25-26th

Sydney, Australia: July 13-14th at Clean Shred.

Melbourne, Australia: July 19-21st and Melbourne Strength & Conditioning. (<—  Includes bonus “Psych Skills for Fitness Pros” pre-workshop with Dr. Lisa Lewis).

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. Strategic Strength Workshop – Boston, MA

NOTE: The Early Bird rate of $100 OFF the regular price ends on May 15th.

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 is one of the best and brightest coaches I know. This will be his first time teaching in the States.

For more information and to register you can go HERE.

3.  FREE E-Course for Online Trainers

This is a free self-paced mini-course from Jon Goodman and his team at the Online Trainer Academy. They are the experts who have helped more fitness pros transition to online training than every other company and coach combined.

You will learn:

1. The systems you need to repeatedly generate clients.
2. The marketing know-how to ethically and douchily (<– my word, not their’s) attract the right people.
3. The tools to get high-paying clients.
4.  An action plan to make it all happen.

—> Click here to get your free online training career blueprint





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I had very specific instructions for my deadlifts today. . I feel as if mission was accomplished. . Swipe to see if you agree. . And because I want people to learn something with this post today, I can’t stress enough how crucial the lats are with regards to DL performance. . It’s no exaggeration to day the lats connect your hips and shoulders (via the thoraco-lumbar fascia). Lately I’ve been stressing with my clients that the lats are what connect you to the barbell. . Pretend as if you’re squeezing an orange in your armpits…that’s your lats turning on. . And that’s connecting you to the bar. . Keep those bad boys on throughout the ENTIRE set (even when lowering the bar). . It’ll make a profound difference, I promise.

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The Message You Send to Your Kid When You Complain About Their Coach – Jason Bacigalupo

It ain’t a good one.

Under the Influencer: Why “Fitness Influencers Are Bad For Fitness and Humanity – Mike Howard

This was a really good and really entertaining read.

Slow clap to Mike for writing this.

MASS Research Review – Smart Dudes

The guys who put out the MASS (Monthly Applications in Strength Sports) Research Review – Greg Nuckols, Eric Helms, and Mike Zourdos – are holding  a TWO-YEAR anniversary sale (congrats guys!) where all new subscribers save 30% OFF their subscription.

I can attest that this service is the SHIT.

If you’re interested in being a better coach (and saving yourself a TON of time) this is a way to do it.

This offer only lasts until May 2nd.

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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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