Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 12/6/19
BUT FIRST…I’M LIKE, REALLY, REALLY IMPORTANT
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!
SOCIAL MEDIA SHENANIGANS
I’ve made a conscientious effort to omit words like “broken” and “dysfunctional” from my vocabulary when interacting with clients.
All in all I’ve been successful.
My next hurdle, however, is getting clients to do the same.#progressnotperfection
— Tony Gentilcore (@tonygentilcore1) December 4, 2019
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I’m a big fan of incorporating the 2/1 Technique with a variety of exercises. . It’s proven that we can handle more load/weight during the eccentric (lengthening) portion of the lift compared to the concentric (muscular shortening). . Here’s how to use the 2/1 Technique with the inverted row. . ✅ Pull up with 2 arms. . ✅ Lower with 1. . ✅ 2/1 Technique. Get it?
STUFF TO READ WHILE YOU’RE PRETENDING TO WORK
Personally I think the whole Split Squat vs. Back Squat (which is better?) is a silly debate.
To be fair, though: This is not a debate article. But rather a nice summary on both sides of the fence with TONS of actionable content.
Build a Monster Squat – Travis Mash
And speaking the back squat: There aren’t many coaches I’d listen to more on the topic than Travis Mash. Dude builds some MONSTER squat numbers with his athletes.
I hate him.
3 Psych Skills for Strength Training – Dr. Lisa Lewis
Proud husband moment.
My wife, Dr. Lisa Lewis, had her first article published on T-Nation yesterday.
Pretty sure this makes us one of the most diesel couples on the internet now.