Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 8/16/19
I’m writing this from the beautiful city of Chicago.
I got here yesterday because I’m presenting at an Equinox today to a group of their trainers, talking shoulders and stuff.
Lisa and Julian are en route from Boston as I tap away on my keyboard, and it’s her first time flying solo with him.
Remember that scene from Taken when Liam Neeson’s character is talking to the dude who kidnapped his daughter on the telephone and after his epic “I will find you, and I will kill you” monologue, all the kidnapper says is “good luck” and then hangs up.
Well, “good luck” babe…;o)
BUT FIRST…CHECK THIS STUFF OUT
1. Coaching Competency – Dublin, Ireland
This is happening Sunday, September 8, 2019 (save $100 using Early Bird rate)
So what happens when a room full of Irish(w0)men find out I’m not much of a drinker?…;o)
Whether you get paid to tell people to lift heavy things or you just like to lift heavy things yourself, in this 1-day workshop you’ll get the opportunity to listen to me talk about my how I approach assessment and gain a better understanding of how I “match” the exercises I prescribe to better fit the needs, ability level, and more importantly, the anatomy of each individual I work work.
In short, this workshop looks at the “umbrella theme” of my coaching philosophy.
For more information – including itinerary and how to register – go HERE.
3. Strategic Strength Workshop – London, England
This is happening the weekend of September 14-15th, 2019 (save £50, Early Bird rate ends THIS WEEKEND).
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.
SOCIAL MEDIA SHENANIGANS
Woke up to this morning to this message in my inbox:
“F*** you bro, deadlifts are way overrated keep f****** up, your spine I’ll enjoy life at 60 while your in a wheelchair and bedridden you rat.”
I wonder how he really feels?
— Tony Gentilcore (@tonygentilcore1) August 15, 2019
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STUFF TO READ WHILE YOU’RE PRETENDING TO WORK
6 Exercises or Techniques to Help With Grip Strength – Jarrod Dyke
Grip (or lack of it) can often be a limiting factor when it comes to making progress in the weight room. Strength and conditioning coach, Jarrod Dyke, offers some simple and effective tips to help with that.
The Thin Line Between Loyalty & Defection – Pete Dupuis
Being a business owner (and running a business) is always a delicate balance between setting rules and drawing a line in the sand and knowing when to pick your battles when someone “breaks” those rules.
Excellent reflection from Pete in this piece.
Personally, whenever I have someone who’s a beginner (“newbie”) reach out asking me to write their programs online I’ll encourage them to seek out a personal trainer IN-PERSON to work with.
There are just too many other variables and nuances involved when working with beginners.
That said, if you ARE going to do it read this article.