Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 7/26/19

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It’s official: I thought I felt like a bag of dicks yesterday, but I really feel like a bag of dicks today.

The jet lag was fairly manageable yesterday and Lisa and I were both like “huh, not too shabby.” Today, though, it’s kicked into high gear and next level shitty.

It’s so bad I don’t even feel like heading to the gym to do some arms.


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1.Strong Body-Strong Mind Workshop – Chicago, IL (w/ Dr. Lisa Lewis)

Go HERE to register.

This workshop is designed for fitness professionals – personal trainers, strength & conditioning coaches, physical therapists, etc – to provide both physical & psychological tools to help build your brand, business, and rapport with clients.

Dr. Lewis and I cover a lot of material:

  • How to increase competency and motivation with your clients.
  • An overview of both upper and lower extremity assessment to create increased “buy in.”
  • How to set professional & personal boundaries with clients.
  • Troubleshooting common lifts such as squats & deadlifts to best fit the needs, ability level, and anatomy of clients.
  • And more…

The Early Bird rate for this workshop is set to expire this weekend (7/29) so if you want to save yourself $50 I’d encourage you to sign up ASAP.

CEUs will be available.

For more information – including full itinerary and to register – you can go HERE.

2. Strategic Strength Workshop – London, UK

Register HERE

Luke Worthington and I have presented this workshop twice. Once in London last year and again this past June in Boston.

We’re bringing it back to London this Fall, my most favorite place in the world.

This two-day workshop is designed to arm fitness professionals with all the tools they’ll need to hone their assessment skills and to make their clients/athletes a bunch of bonafide, resilient, strength training Terminators.

Combined Luke and I have ~40 years of coaching experience (or one Dan John) and bring different perspectives and skill-sets to the table; Luke peels back the onion on PRI (Postural Restoration Institute) concepts and assessment, while I go into detail breaking down movement and how to better “match” the exercises we prescribe to our clients.

For more information – including itinerary and how to register – you can go HERE.





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Getting in an early morning lift courtesy of @smithfitsouthyarra . . My finisher included one of my favorite exercises to target the triceps… . …Duckunders. . I like these because they allow for an accentuated stretch when you perform the “duck under” portion of the exercise. And, of course, the triceps get targeted to a high degree at lockout (elbow extension). . The only people whom this exercise would be contraindicated for are those who have cranky elbows and/or those who don’t want to get too jacked….😉. . Simple, but effective. . #legituseforthesmithmachine

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The Truth About TRT & Tips to Maximize Your Hormones – Ali Gilbert

Ali is smart.

Very smart.


Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World – David Epstein

I’ve seen 94,102 (+/- 32) people recommend this book so I figured it was high time I give it a go.

I’m two chapters in and LOVE it.

In a world where parents of seven year olds are inquiring about hiring strength & conditioning coaches it’s a much needed breath of fresh air.

Pump the motherfuckim brakes people.

Ketogenic Diets Suck for Speed and Power – Dr. Mike T. Nelson

I love when Mike gets snarky.


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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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