Good Reads for the Week: 3/2/2013
Sorry it’s been a couple weeks since my last Good Reads post, and sorry I’ve been a bit of a bum about blogging in general the past month or sorry. The winter is a really busy time for me at the gym, and between that and trying to keep up with my other writing, it’s hard to find time to blog as much because, unfortunately, the blog usually takes a back seat to the other stuff.
The good news is that I’ve got a great post for you today to make up for it. Not only do I have a whole slew of awesome reads, I have some videos, too.
Here are some blog posts I wrote that you may’ve missed:
4 Practical Tips for “Hardgainers”
Walking Pushup Slides
And here’s an article I wrote for T-Nation.
8 More Practical Tips for Training and Recovery
Now for the best of the rest. Enjoy!
The Ten Rules of Progressive Overload by Bret Contreras
How to Design Density Programs for Fat Loss by John Romaniello
The 10 Things Fitness Magazines Won’t Tell You by Adam Bornstein
Psychology Trumps Physiology Every Time by Mike Boyle
The Manthathalon by Martin Rooney. I actually tried this challenge this week and it was a lot of fun.
Assess, Accept, Adapt by Neghar Fonooni
On the Red Carpet with Valerie Waters: Fitcast Interview
Training Is Like Farming by Mike Boyle
When You Should Take a Day Off by Dean Somerset
Working Out When You Just Don’t Want To by Dean Somerset
Allostasis and Physical Preparation by Patrick Ward
5 Surprising Reasons You’re Not Gaining Muscle by Jason Ferruggia
20 Ways to Prepare Young Athletes For Success in Sports and in Life by Eric Cressey
The Iodine Deficiency Epidemic by TC Luoma
Filling In Your Knowledge Gaps by Mike Robertson
Quick and Easy Ways to Feel and Move Better by Greg Robins
Carboholics Anonymous 5 Step Program by Dr. Mike Roussell
4 Rules for Lifting to Failure by Tony Bonvechio
3 Tips For Finding a New Space For Your Gym by Pete Dupuis
Supine Leg Whips by Eric Cressey
It’s Not Where You Train, It’s How You Train by John Romaniello
The Best in Training by Jim Wendler
EDT for Strength by Derek Woodske
Take Your Deadlift from Suck to Sick by Tony Gentilcore
Assessing Posture in Single Leg Stance by Mike Robertson
What is Conditioning? by Pavel Tsatsouline
The Short Stop Squat by Dr. Stuart McGill
Ron McKeefery interviews Cal Dietz
The Eight “Ates” of Strength and Conditioning by Gregory Martin
Ron McKeefery interviews Alan Stein
Multidirectional Sled Hip Drills by Joel Jamieson
NFL Combine Inside the Numbers by Michael Zweifel
Set a PR Everyday by Dave Dellanave
Best Ways to Audit Your Program by Dan John
4 Weeks to a Bigger Chest by Dan Trink
Lift Offs by Bret Contreras
The Reverse Band Bench Press and How to Know How Much Help You’re Receiving From the Bands by Steve Reed
Bench Press: Fix Your Weakness by Jordan Syatt
3 Tips to Improve Your Core Training by Jon Erik Kawamoto
RFD and Superhero Athleticsm by Sean Guevemont
Are Avocados Healthy? by Adam Bornstein
3 Simple Steps to Build Muscle Fast by Mike Samuels
Improving Exercise Technique: Pull Throughs by Tony Gentilcore
Why Use Sled Towing in Training? by Chris Beardsley
5/3/1 for Strongman by Chase Karnes
A Different View of Intensity and Volume by Kyle Newell
Short Term Periodization by Mark McLaughlin
3 Awesome Workouts You Can Do in 15 Minutes or Less by Molly Galbraith
Why Are You Doing What You’re Doing? by Josh Hamilton
Fat Loss Methods: Which Is Right For You? by Jon Erik Kawamoto
Here is a video of one of my 15 year old clients crushing 185×22 on the bench. Holy moly!
And here is a video of one of my 16-year-old clients hitting 225×15 on the bench. He’s about my size and can bench more than I can already!
Why Women Should Lift Heavy Weights by Rachel Guy. Good stuff here.
Eric Cressey trap bar deadlifts 600×4. Strong!
Lee Boyce hits a 505 lb. deadlift. It’s rare to see such good form on a max attempt. Very nice.
That’s all for this time. I’ve also uploaded some of my own videos to my
You Tube page, but you can check those out there because I don’t want to make this post all about me.
Let’s also connect on
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Have a great weekend!