Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 10/11/19
BUT FIRST…CHECK OUT WHERE I’M GOING
1. Coaching Competency Workshop – New York, NY: Sunday, November 3, 2019
Early bird rate is coming to an end soon!
2. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Athens, Greece: Saturday, Feb 29th & Sunday, March 1st, 2020
This will be the first leg of mine and Dean Somerset’s European extravaganza in early 2020. The second leg will take place in…
3. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Maidenhead, U.K: March 7th & 8th, 2020
There’s an Early Bird rate for both of these events, so keep that in mind before you decide to hold off. Dean and I are really excited for this and hope to see you there!
SOCIAL MEDIA SHENANIGANS
Assessment. Yes, note posture, but don’t put all your eggs into that basket.
Remember: posture is task AND load dependent. If someone can get out of a “bad” posture when you ask them to, it’s likely not a big deal.
Coach them up! But try to avoid corrective exercise purgatory.
— Tony Gentilcore (@tonygentilcore1) October 9, 2019
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I filmed my wife, @drlewisconsulting , performing her Back Extensions off a GHR this morning. . The thing is…despite the name, I REALLY like this exercise for GLUTES. . First TWO Reps = hot garbage. She’s using a lot of her lower back, because she’s in a position of excessive anterior tilt in her pelvis. I had her do so on purpose to showcase a common mistake I see a lot of lifters make. . Next Batch of Reps = 👍👍. . Having her flex her spine ever so slightly, and posteriorly tilting her pelvis makes it so she hits her glutes more at the top (and not her lower back). . It’s a slight tweak, but makes a huge difference in where you feel the exercise.
STUFF TO READ WHILE YOU’RE PRETENDING TO WORK
Tucking the Elbows for Bench – You’re Probably Doing It Wrong – Greg Nuckols
This is an old(ish) article written by Greg, but it was new to me.
He likens the bench press to a loyal pet. I liken it to a Gremlin. Those fuckers.
Anyway, awesome article on something many people overlook.
What Causes Weak Pelvic Floor Muscles and How Long Does it Take to Strengthen Them? – Dr. Sarah Duvall
Holy mackerel (yeah that’s right, I said it).
This was/is an excellent article.
The answer is MUCH MORE nuanced that just telling someone to do “more Kegals.”
Conditioning For Youth Soccer Players: Stop Jogging Laps – Erica Suter & Dave Gleason
There’s a Lord of the Rings reference so I automatically was “in.”
But for real: kids don’t need to be running laps in order to improve their conditioning. Plenty of (better) options in this article.