Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 9/27/21
STUFF TO CHECK OUT FIRST
1. Inside the Coach’s Mind Workshop – Boston (w/ Dr. Lisa Lewis)
I’ve long stated that the largest “gap” in knowledge for most fit pros isn’t the area of program design or the “x’s” and “o’s” of how to improve scapular upward rotation.
It’s the soft skills of coaching.
I.e., what’s going on in your head.
In more sage words…
…what’s really lacking in most fit pros’ repertoires is how to leverage your own way of thinking, feeling, and behaving in order to maximize your effectiveness as a coach, your rapport & working relationships with clients, and your own resilience and mental health.
This November my wife, Dr. Lisa Lewis, will be hosting Part 2 of her Psych Skills for Fit Pros course: Inside the Coach’s Mind.
Volume One covered motivation & behavior change.
Volume Two will go deep(er) into the coach’s psychology.
This live event will be held at Ethos Fitness & Performance in Boston’s beautiful South End district and it is NOT necessary to have gone through volume 1’s material in order to follow along. While everything is “connected” when discussing psychology, this will be new, stand-alone content covered.
For more information – go HERE.
2. COACHED: Raise the Bar Conference – Early Bird Rate Ends This Week.
I’m excited to announce that I will be part of the Raise the Bar Conference. An event focused on the missing links in our industry: Communication, collaboration, connection, behavioral psychology, business & marketing skills, and much more.
When: February 4th-6th, 2022
Where: BioFit Performance, Oviedo, FL (Orlando area)
And more importantly who? Who will be presenting at this event?
I gotta say: This is undoubtedly one of the most stacked line-ups I have ever seen; even more than the 1990 Oakland Athletics.
The SUPER early bird rate lasts through the end of September so act quickly – HERE.
SOCIAL MEDIA SHENANIGANS
If I’m asked “how much weight should I be using?” by a client I reply:
1. If you smoke 8 and could perform 10+ it’s too light.
2. If you can’t get at least 6 reps, it’s too heavy.
B/w 6-8 reps is key. Stay there until you hit 8 reps on ALL sets. Then up 5-10 lb. pic.twitter.com/znhFw6I7Ns
— Tony Gentilcore (@tonygentilcore1) September 15, 2021
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STUFF TO READ WHILE YOU’RE PRETENDING TO WORK
Debunking Myths on Strength Training For Female Athletes – Erica Suter
As always, Erica comes in hot (but in a way that makes a lot of sense and is hard to argue with). The excuses most young female athlete make (but really, it’s mostly the parents) as to why they shouldn’t strength train are just that…
And lame ones at that.
Dr. Amy Bender on the Science of Sleep – Mike Robertson (podcast)
I’m obsessed with sleep.
It’s the one thing I feel most everyone needs to address before they utter the words “ice baths” or “organic acai berry extract” when it comes to recovery (and overall health in general).
Improving sleep hygiene is undoubtedly the “x-factor” for most people, and this podcast sheds a ton of light on it.
Are Greens Powders Healthy? – Abby Langer
Full disclosure: I personally use Athletic Greens on an almost daily basis, and have so since 2010. That being said, I DO NOT push them onto my clients or athletes.
I also eat a metric fuck ton of broccoli, zucchini, asparagus, spinach, and other “real” greens.
There’s no doubt some brands out there more nefarious with their marketing that others; some claiming improved body pH levels, detox properties, or, I don’t know, X-ray vision.
This was a good, fair read via Abby.