Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 11/15/19

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1. (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…

2. (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!





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We’re often infatuated with bravado. . Take dips for example. We’re told that we HAVE to go as deep as possible in order to reap the best benefits; similar to squats. . Deeper the better. THIS.IS.SPARTA. . I’ve long championed that “deep” squats are 100% safe and an effective approach. However, access to depth is contingent on a few factors…with anatomy being a big one. . Some people picked the right parents for deep squatting. . Now, let’s discuss dips. I’ll never say never, but I’d suspect most trainees are better off reducing their ROM in order to keep the shoulders from feeling like they’ve been put through a meat grinder. . Unlike the hips, the glenohumeral joint is much more shallow and there’s less “heft” providing support and stability. The shoulder is a bit more vulnerable. . The deeper one goes with their dips, the higher the risk of the shoulders dumping forward (scapular anterior tilt) which can then have ramifications on the humeral head sliding more aggressively forward. . Ouch. . For my money (and if training long term is the goal)…a little less ROM on dips is the smarter play for most people.

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The Ultimate Calorie, Portion, & Macro Calculator – Brian St. Pierre

I was given a sneak peak of Precision Nutrition’s latest resource – their Ultimate Calculator – and it’s going to save a lot of people a lot of guess work (and time).

There’s nothing out there like it and it’s very intuitive to use. It bases calculations off the basic stuff like height and weight, but also takes into account goal weight, training goals, and eating/lifestyle preferences…and then offers a “menu” that can be followed using the palm of your hand as a guide.

You don’t have to be Dr. Manhattan or a master of long division to figure it out.

Bookmark it!

#Instagram Engagement Is Dead. Here’s the Six Things You Must Focus On – Jonathan Goodman

Adapt or “fitness influencer” status will be revoked.

Psych Skills for Fitness Pros – Bros Do Science & Dr. Lisa Lewis

Dr. Lisa Lewis has been working on her upcoming project, Psych Skills for Fit Pros – a 12 hour course on motivational interviewing, how to build and maintain motivation with clients, as well as a plethora of other topics – for the past year and this interview with Rocco Venizelos of Bros Do Science provides an amuse bouche of what to expect.


…be ready.

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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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