I hope everyone had a good week and is taking some time today to relax a little bit before the roller coaster known as life starts back up tomorrow.
Earlier this week when I first launched the new site, I promised that I would keep giving you the same great content that you’ve grown to expect from my old blog. In some ways, I guess I was telling the truth, but in some respect I lied, because I’d actually consider this next list to be better than usual. I came across a ton of great content this weekend, and I think you’ll really enjoy it. Just make sure to read it all before and after the football games, but no during. Some times are sacred.
Getting right into it, here are a few posts you may have missed during the week.
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Welcome to the New Site: Same Great Content, New Great Look.
Before I get to the list of articles, I want to take a quick detour and bring a few other learning opportunities to your attention. After all, that’s really what these Good Reads posts are about, sharing knowledge.
1. Next Saturday (September 24, 2011), I’ll be attending a seminar in Connecticut to see Mike Robertson, Eric Cressey, Pat Rigsby, BJ Gaddour, Dave Schmitz, and more. It looks to be pretty awesome, so if you live in the Northeast, swing by and say hello. You can get more info here.
2. This week I watched a new DVD from Joe Defranco and James “Smitty” Smith called POWER, it was awesome. It shows a whole bunch of different exercises to build power, so if you train athletes or enjoy that style of training yourself, I recommend you check it out. I am not an affiliate so I have nothing to gain by recommending it, but I do. Check it out here.
3. If you want to learn more about energy systems development (I certainly do), Joel Jamieson has a great book out called “Ultimate MMA Conditioning.” Don’t worry if you don’t do MMA; the book is great for providing a general overview that anyone can understand. Again, I am not an affiliate, but I recommend it highly. It’s a short read, and it’s not very expensive either. Check it out here.
Ok ok, now for the good reads from the week. There are a bunch, so grab a (healthy) snack, get comfy, and get reading!
40 Years of Insight, Part 2 by Dan John
5 Great Lessons by Mike Boyle
Volume vs. Strength Gains for Hypertrophy by Jason Ferruggia
FAI- What it is and why we are seeing more of it by Craig Liebenson
Glute Testimonials by Bret Contreras
How Women Should Train: My Rant by Marianne Kane
Personal Trainer Advertising Made Easy by Pat Rigsby
Speed Work? Or Technique Work? By Mike Robertson
A Simple Modification to Maximize Your Bridge Exercise for Hip Extension by Mike Reinold
So Good I Had to Share by Mike Boyle
Interview with Alwyn Cosgrove
Difficulties Packing the Neck? by Jeff Cubos
Interview with Dave Draper
Mobility Is Just a Tool to Achieve Better Positions by Brendon Rearick
Zen on a Merry-Go-Round by Martin Rooney
Let’s Talk About Motivation by Nia Shanks
Persistence by Alwyn Cosgrove
Top 3 Ways to Improve Your Breakfast by Cassandra Forsythe
Why Am I So Tired? by Allen Tucker
3 Muscle and Strength Tips by Sean Hyson
Developing the Overhead Press by Mike Robertson
Cassandra Forsythe interviews Julia Ladewski
4 Week Better Body Plan: Muscle by Tony Gentilcore
Recovery For (High School) Athletes by Patrick Ward
Is Dairy Healthy? The Whole Story: Part 1 by Brian St. Pierre
Is Dairy Healthy? The Whole Story: Part 2 by Brian St. Pierre
Is Dairy Healthy? The Whole Story: Part 3 by Brian St. Pierre
Amusing Analogies from John Romaniello
30 Years Young by Dean Somerset
Train Like An Athlete, Not Like a Fitness Model by JC Deen
Deadlifting for MMA by Josh Bryant and Adam benShea
21 Body Transformation Tips by Tyler English
Who Do You Train? Putting Things Into Perspective by David Lasiner
6 Ways to Improve Thoracic Mobility by Rick Kaselj
Having Different Tools In Your Toolbox by David Lasiner
The Importance of External Obliques in Pelvic Control by David Lasiner
Hockey Nutrition: Supplements by Kevin Neeld
Warm Up Quick Fast and in a Hurry by Roger Lawson
Complexes For Fat Loss by Lee Boyce
Improving the Bridge by David Adamson
Dear Rehab Guy by Mike Robertson
Hitting With a Rubber Hose by Kyle Newell
The Secret to Success In Training: Consistency, Guts, and Planning by John Izzo
Where Are the Warriors? by Mike Snader
Five Ways To Improve “On the Field” Speed by Steve Reid
Why the Weekend Is Killing Your Fat Loss and How You Can Stop It by Roger Lawson
How to Build a Post Injury Rehabilitation Practice by Dean Somerset
Why Am I Not Succeeding by Rich Mejias
Ways to Exercise: Creating Habits in Your Clients by Steve Bergeron
Some Female Pushup Goodness by Stevo Reed
Interview with Joel Jamieson. This is awesome!
7 Lessons I Learned As an Intern by Keir Wenham-Flatt
Training Basketball Players by Charlie Weingroff
Dowel Rod Leg Circuit
Training Soccer Champions by Todd Jones
Phase 1 Triathlon Training Program
And I’m spent. That’ll do it for this week. I hope you liked it. Let me know what your favorites were in the comments below, and please remember to “like” this post and share it with your friends.
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Enjoy the rest of the weekend, and happy football.