Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 7/19/19
BUT FIRST…CHECK THIS STUFF OUT
1. Strong Body-Strong Mind Workshop – Chicago, IL (w/ Dr. Lisa Lewis)
This will be the only time Dr. Lisa Lewis and I will be presenting this workshop together in 2019. In previous years we’ve presented it in Boston, London, Toronto, Bonn (Germany), and Austin, TX.
This 1-day workshop is targeted towards fitness professionals and digs a little deeper into what really “bogs” them down and stresses them out….
We’ll be covering a multitude of both psychological and physical techniques to better serve your clients and YOU.
FYI: There’s only ONE more week to take advantage of the Early Bird rate.
Go HERE for more details and to register.
SOCIAL MEDIA SHENANIGANS
Me at 30: you must squat, deadlift & bench to get strong. This…is….Sparta!
Me at 42: meh. It’s cool if you want to do those things to get strong, but let’s see which variations best match your goals, ability level, and anatomy.
Also, Tony at 30 was a tool.
— Tony Gentilcore (@tonygentilcore1) July 9, 2019
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(Probably) One of the Reasons Deadlifts Hurt Your Back . Notice in picture #1 how my armpits are waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa… . …aaaaaaaaaay in front of the barbell? That distance has to be overcome, and more often than not the lower back is going to pick up the slack. . The lower back will not like this. . Scroll to picture #2. . Here I’m getting my weight back to the point where my armpits are directly above the bar AND I have maximal hamstring tension. . This will feel significantly better. . SIDE NOTE: I’m a disaster at drawing straight lines.
STUFF TO READ WHILE YOU’RE PRETENDING TO WORK
How to Get Yourself to Workout When You’re Depressed – Aleisha Fetters
No witty introduction here.
This is a very serious topic that affects many, many, many people…,maybe even you.
Some fantastic insights and strategies provided by Aleisha in this article.
Diagnostic Doomspeak – Kieryn Marcellus
STOP TELLING YOUR CLIENTS THEY’RE WALKING BALLS OF FAIL
Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest – Hanif Abdurraqib
My wife picked this up for me as she was perusing books to read while we’re away on vacation.
She saw the title (and the topic) and knew I’d love it.
And I do. A lot.
Anyone who grew up in the early to mid-90s and listened to hip-hop in that era will appreciate Hanif’s seamless ability to intertwine the nostalgia of groups like Tribe, Wu-Tang Clan, Dre, and N.W.A (and everything they stood for and what they did to elevate hip-hop and culture) with events in his own life and what it was like to grow up as a young black man in America.
Beautiful, witty, humorous, and oftentimes heart-wrenching writing.