Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 3/19/21

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1. 10 Year Anniversary Sale on is the world’s leading un-biased nutrition and supplement resource.  It’s a website I have used often in the past decade to better educate myself.

They’re currently putting their two best products on sale at a significant discount to make their 10-year anniversary.

Examine Membership

  • Keeps you on top of the latest research – 150+ new studies are summarized as every month and deep-dives on the most important studies. Plus, a big-picture view via our Study Database.
  • Saves you time, money, and headaches – Examine analyzes nutrition research full-time and nothing else, so from screening to curating to summarizing to reviewing to copyediting, it’s all taken care of you.
  • An easy source of content – for health pros, many use our study summaries to create new content for email, social media, and more.

Supplement Guides

  • Removes any confusion – explicitly tells you what to take, when to take, how much to take, and the best combinations.
  • Doesn’t make blanket recommendations – breaks down supplements into four tiers, depending on how strong the effect is and the level of evidence.
  • Never outdated information – updated once a year (free lifetime updates).

The sale only last through this Sunday (3/21) so act fast!

2. Digital Strategic Strength Mentorship 

Luke Worthington and I developed our 6-week digital mentorship last Fall because 1) we felt between the two of us we had a lot of expertise and insights regarding assessment, program design, coaching, brand building, and business we could offer to other fitness professionals and 2) because there’s a fucking pandemic going on that’s prevented us from doing these sorts of things in person.

Nevertheless, we had a great experience (and group of fit pros take part) the first go round and we’re excited to open it up this Spring.

It all begins on April 26th.

Click HERE for more details.

3. CORE @ Home

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

In all I filmed 36 workouts during quarantine last year 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.





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Better Home Gym Workouts – Bryan Krahn

Like Bryan, I had to switch gears last year and switch my programming mojo to accommodate more at-home workouts for my clients and athletes.

“How do I write a program for someone who only has access to a smattering of DBs, a rusty barbell, a roll of duct tape, and a rubber ducky?”

In this brief blog post Bryan shares some of his “lessons learned” in how to write effective at-home workouts.

Bridging the Gap Between Effort and Struggle – Trish DaCosta

We’re programmed to find strength in struggle. Keep our heads down, no complaining, do the work, and ask for zero help.

There’s a degree of respect and fist-bumping that comes with that mentality.

However, it shouldn’t be that way. Instead, we should be emphasizing the synergy of effort; which, as Trish notes, implies a level of ease though the path is not easy.

Excellent reframe in this quick read.

Strength Symmetry Evaluation – Nick Tumminello

Nick begins this course separating the difference between an assessment and an evaluation.

Assessment (Process Oriented) = What best fits the individual; not comparing them to anyone

  • What’s the best squat stance, how wide, what exercises should we eliminate?

Evaluation (Product Oriented) = A bit more objective. Where does someone compare to a standard or relative to averages? What do you need to hit them? What do they need more of, less of?

  • What’s your relative strength level (compared to averages).

Nick’s SSE program is what’s missing in the industry. How do you know if what you’re doing with any one client is working? What’s your mid-course directions?

I just started taking myself through this course and I am learning a ton. If you’re a personal trainer/coach I’d highly recommend checking it out HERE.

(NOTE: Not an affiliate link).

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