Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 1/24/20
BUT FIRST…I’M LIKE, REALLY, REALLY IMPORTANT
(Things I’ve appeared in, places I’m going, you know, important stuff)
1. (De)-Constructing the Deadlift & Squat – Stoneham, MA: Sunday, January 26, 2020
** THIS WEEKEND. Some seats still available if you’re bored…;o)
I’m teaming up with Brad Cox of ACUMobility for this 6-hour workshop where we’ll discuss hip assessment and, you guessed it…
keto recipes deadlifts and squats.
What will be unique about this workshop is the two perspectives we’ll bring to the table; myself as a strength coach in addition to Brad’s background in sports medicine and orthopedics.
EARLY BIRD rate ends in two weeks.
2. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Athens, Greece: Saturday, Feb 29th & Sunday, March 1st, 2020
It’s official: This marks the sixth year in a row Dean Somerset and I are presenting together. We’re so excited to be coming to Athens to kickstart 2020.
3. Coaching Competency Workshop – London, UK: Sunday, March 8, 2020
4. Strategic Strength Workshop – Detroit, MI: April 5, 2020
This will be my first ever workshop in the region!
I’m expecting ticker tape parades.
SOCIAL MEDIA SHENANIGANS
My top deadlift cues for better performance:
1. Squeeze the orange in your armpits – lats on!
2. Show me the logo on the front of your shirt – chest up.
3. Push the car door shut with your butt – hinge.
4. Push the floor away – put force into the ground.
No diggidy, no doubt
— Tony Gentilcore (@tonygentilcore1) January 23, 2020
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Lower Back Sparing Tip: STAGGERED STANCE. . Left pic: A common “end result” when I watch people perform an overhead press; excessively arching their lower back. . The culprit can be a few things. . 1️⃣ Tight/short lats. . 2️⃣ Weak anterior core. . 3️⃣ “Stuck” in an extension pattern (pigging back on #1). . 4️⃣ Eating gluten. . 5️⃣ Poor technique. . It can be many things, actually. But before I attempt to address anything nefarious and get lost in the weeds in corrective exercise purgatory I’ll try two things: . 1. Simply tell the person to brace their abdominals and squeeze their glutes (it’s miraculous how those two cues clean up a lot of eye wash). . 2. Encourage a staggered stance (right pic), which makes it a bit harder to crank through the lower back. . Nothing fancy or sexy. . However, it works quite well.
STUFF TO READ WHILE YOU’RE PRETENDING TO WORK
5 Reasons You’re Not Making Gains in the Gym (and How to Fix Them) – Sivan Fagan
I always appreciate Sivan’s “no BS” approach and, well, she;’s pretty diesel…
…so you should listen to what she has to say.
Causality, Correlation or Just Coincidence – Luke Worthington
Before you say something asinine like “performing bicep curls blindfolded will increase your Tinder compatibility by 117%” you should read this post by my good friend Luke first.
The Most Dangerous Gym Equipment of All Time – Nick Tumminello
Nick doesn’t cover what you think an article titled as such covers.
Great stuff as always.