Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 2/19/21

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1. Virtual Coaching Competency Workshop – Coming in March

Since I won’t be traveling anytime soon to present, I decided why not bring one of my workshops to YOU? I will be putting on my popular Coaching Competency Workshop this March.

I figured chances would be high many attendees would be fighting off the urge to commit seppuku staring at their computer screen for seven straight hours so made the executive decision to spread things out over three consecutive weekends:

  • 3 Hours on 3/7
  • 2 Hours on 3/14
  • 2 Hours on 3/21

The course has been approved for CEUs via the NSCA and all attendees will receive a recording in case Eastern Standard Time doesn’t bode well for your schedule. 

For more info go HERE.

2. CORE @ Home

You can now purchase CORE @ Home for whatever you want to pay.

During the first quarantine I started a platform where I’d deliver 20-40 minute workouts that could be performed in everyone’s living room using minimal equipment.

In all I filmed 36 workouts using nothing but bodyweight, bands, and kettlebells and/or dumbbells. With many people still reticent to head back to their regular gyms (not to mention the scarcity of gym equipment out there to purchase) I figured this would be a nice opportunity to help.

Whether you want to spend $1 or $99 (FYI: the latter enters you to win a 5×7 shirtless pic of me), the workouts are ready and available to start.

For more information go HERE.

3. I Care A Lot


I am not one to toot my own horn (that often), but I am giddy about this.

I had the opportunity to work with the lovely Rosamund Pike while she was in Boston back in 2019 filming her latest movie, I Care A lot, which was just released on Netflix today.

I love deadlifts and movies.

So, of course, when I had the chance to work with a bonafide movie star, I had her deadlift…;o)


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Anyway, I Care A lot has been getting rave reviews, as has her performance as the movie’s main character, Marla Grayson, which has been getting compared to Rosamund’s most iconic character, Amy Dunne, from Gone Girl.

Rosamund is the sweetest person on Earth, but she seems to excel at portraying sinister characters. In fact, Rosamund was just nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in this film.

Looking for something good to watch this weekend? Check this out!





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Blood Flow Restriction Training: Everything You Need to Know – Mike Reinold

I remember when BFR started gaining traction several years ago I had to do all I could to prevent my eyeballs from rolling out of their sockets.

Really? We’re gonna “cut off” circulation to our limbs in order to elicit just a smidgeon more of a pump?

As it happens, yes.

And, too, as it happens, there’s a bevy of other legitimate applications as well. For example (and speaking personally), I used BFR as part of my Achilles rehab.

But I’ll let Mike to do the talking. He does a better job anyway in this extensive article.

Not the King of Exercises: The Bench Press – Christian Thibaudeau

Ohhhhh, shit.

Shots have been fired.

3+ Plank Substitutes That Make Solid AF – Julia Eyre

The next time that plank holds are in your program or in your head, do me a favor. Pause for a moment and ask yourself one simple question:


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