Good Reads for the Week: 6/21/2013

Posted on by Ben Bruno

It’s been three weeks since my last Good Reads, so I’m overdue. I typically put these posts together on the weekends, and I’ve been out of town the past couple weekends, so I haven’t had the time. This list is really good though, so I think it’ll make up for my blogging bummery.

Here are a couple blogs I’ve written over the last three weeks.

Great Resource for Lower Body Training

Random Thoughts

2 Great Single Leg RDL Variations

And here are some new articles I’ve had published on T-Nation.

Get Bigger and Stronger, Even Banged Up

10 Challenging New Ways to Chin-up and Row

Rack Hip Thrusts

I’ve still been sharing a bunch of training videos, including this front squat iso holds from the other day.

Be sure to check out and subscribe to my You Tube page for more training videos.

Now for the rest of the great articles. Enjoy!

Great video on back pain from Bret Contreras

Embrace the Suck by John Romaniello

Healthy Travel Hacker by Nate Green

Which Training Methods Are Best for Strength and Size? by Chris Beardsley

Strength Coach Podcast Episode 125

Strength Coach Podcast Episode 124

Growing the Glutes Without Growing the Legs by Bret Contreras

Some Tips For Those Who Train Early in the Morning by Jason Ferruggia

Westside Wisdom by Louie Simmons

Strong, Fast, and Brutal by Jim Wendler

Be a Rock, Not an Island by Sean Hyson

You’ll Never Squat Again by Bret Contreras

Lats: Friend of Foe? by Mike Robertson

Fitspo Sucks by Jessi Kneeland

Repeated Adductor Strain During Squats: A Case Study by Bret Contreras

4 Tips for Bigger Traps by Jason Ferruggia

Quick and Easy Ways to Feel and Move Better by Greg Robins

More Quick and Easy Ways to Feel and Move Better by Greg Robins

More Quick and Easy Ways to Feel and Move Better by Eric Cressey and Greg Robins

The Busy Man’s Guide to Getting in Shape by John Berardi

28 Tips from Nia Shanks

Desperate Weight Gain Strategies by Sean Hyson

What’s Your Excuse? by Ross Enamait

Be a Better Coach: Ask Questions by Wil Fleming

Does the Bilateral Deficit Apply to Deadlifts? by Eric Cressey

It’s Hard Out Here For a Fit Chick by Molly Galbraith

It’s Hard Out Here For a Fit Chick Part 2 by Molly Galbraith

Do WE Buy Organic Foods? by Chris and Kara Mohr

Hamstring Training For the Deadlift by Pete Rubish

How to Increase Your Strength and Performance Instantly by Tony Gentilcore

A Quick and Easy Way to Assess Pelvic Alignment by Mike Reinold

The Curious Case of the Wiggles by Mike Reinold

2 “Off the Radar” Foods That Are Worth the Extra Money by Nate Green

Deadlift Challenge by Martin Rooney

Tapping Your Full Growth Potential by Jim Kielbaso

How to Fix a Broken Diet by John Berardi

How Do Muscles Change After Strength Training? by Chris Beardsley

4 Ways to Build Mental Toughness by Dan Blewett

Neural Charge by Tony Gentilcore

1 Legged Hip Thrust Coaching Cues by Tony Gentilcore

Big Lifts and Core Training by Mike Robertson

Do You Really Need a Lifting Belt?

Fix Your Power Clean by Wil Fleming

Plank Walks with Band Resistance by Smitty Diesel

Knee Valgus by Bret Contreras

How to Go From Strong to Strong as MF’er by Jason Ferruggia

Left Stance Toe Touch by Eric Cressey

Hockey Training Random Thoughts by Kevin Neeld

Sports Training Sales Tip: Asking Questions by Jim Kielbaso

Maximizing Space: Large Group Warmup Ideas by Jim Kielbaso

Stop Missing Lifts by Mike Robertson

5 Truths About Pressing by Lee Boyce

300 Pound Complexes for Max Strength by Wil Fleming

What’s the Problem? by Andrew McGunagle

How Not to Exercise When You’re Injured by Kaila Prins

The Natural Athlete by Matt Myers

Body Image, Acceptance, and Gratitude by Molly Galbraith

The Many Faces of Coaching by Eric Falstrault

7 Strategies for Personal Trainer Time Management by Molly Galbraith

6 Attributes of a Good Coach by Dave Hedges

Complete Core Training by Molly Galbraith

Acceptance by Alli McKee

Off Season Hockey Training Programs by Kevin Neeld

A Question of Strength by Lee Boyce

The Beginner’s Guide to Conditioning by Anthony Yeung

Why the Word Cardio Doesn’t Make Much Sense by Jon-Erik Kawamoto

Mental Toughness Strategy For Your Workouts by Jackson Yee

Mental Toughness Strategies Part 2 by Jackson Yee

And I’m spent….

That’s all for this time. Hope you liked the list.

Before you go, let’s connect on Facebook and Twitter.

Have a good weekend!

  • Michael

    Hey Ben, I’m curious about the benefits of iso’s. I know they burn like hell for a finisher, but is their benefit mainly in athletic performance, injury prevention, carryover to other lifts, or increased hypertrophy, etc? What have you noticed changed most before and after adding iso holds for squats or other exercises? What is it about them that makes them more beneficial than using the same time to do some finishing low weight regular reps till you get the same burn?

  • Andrew McGunagle

    Thanks for sharing my article, Ben, it’s always greatly appreciated!
    -Andrew McGunagle

  • wickets

    Thanks for the reading material…….very much appreciated

  • Nick M.

    Ben, I just got to let you know: you’re article about making progress banged up was one of the best ones I have ever read on Tnation. Its refreshing to hear something other than the DEADLIFT, SQUAT,BENCH!!!! mantra that is oftentimes so prevalent in the online lifting community. After all, everyone online is 225 lbs, with 6 percent bodyfat, and have never had any long term injuries. But for the rest of us, thanks for the great article. Saw you in Muscle and Fitness too, keep up the good work!