Random Thoughts: Help Wanted, Squats, and Can’t-Miss Deals

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Random Thoughts posts, but I am in one of those moods. Before you read this though, make sure to check out yesterday’s For Your Viewing Pleasure post—one of the best in a long time.

Here it goes.

1. Any site suggestions?

Ok, so it’s been just over a month since I launched the new site. Overall, I really like it, and it seems like things are running smoothly. As is to be expected though, there are a few small glitches, and I am working to get those figured out. I am planning on contacting my web guy in the next week to work out all the kinks, and I want to tackle all the issues at one. To do that, I’d like your help.

Please let me know if there’s anything about the site that you’d like to see improved. For example, I’ve received comments (I don’t call it criticism because I appreciate it) saying that the font can be hard to read and that the RSS feed does not work for some people. That is all extremely helpful, and I will work to fix it.

Any other things like that that I should know about? Please don’t hold anything back. I can’t improve something if I don’t know it’s a problem.

2. Can’t miss deals!

Eric Cressey’s Show and Go is on sale for 50% off, but only for two more days. Don’t miss this opportunity to spring for one of the better and most comprehensive programs I have seen. Since Tuesday I have received three e-mails from readers that have purchased the program and love it. I can’t say I surprised, but that’s nice to hear. If you buy in the next few days, Eric is also throwing in a special bonus about warm-up technique and strategy that I think you’ll love.

You can find out more about the program HERE, or read the interview I did with Eric HERE.

Also, my friend Kevin Neeld is running a sale on his new program Ultimate Hockey Training. Like I mentioned yesterday, this is more than a hockey program, so definitely give it a look. Again, like Show and Go, it’s on sale, so now is the time. You can read more about it HERE.

3. Squatting Experiment

Last week I decided to test my back squat after not really squatting for about two years. In that time I’ve done primarily single leg work with some lighter front squatting and goblet squatting sprinkled in, and I wanted to see how it would translate to back squatting. I put 225 and repped out, getting 35 reps. My previous best was 20 or 21, so I was pleasantly surprised. I have always felt confident that single leg strength carries over to bilateral strength, but it is good to have tangible validation.

Keep in mind that I did these squats after doing single leg work, and it was my third day training lower body in a row, so to say I wasn’t fresh would be an understatement.

Here is the video. I’ll probably write out more of my thoughts in the coming weeks.

4. More Strong Squatting

Speaking of squatting, here is a video of my good friend Courtney rocking out some seriously strong squats, 155×10. Gotta love it!

5. Twitter Q+A

I haven’t been doing much with my newsletter since I started the new website because I’ve been going through a bunch of computer issues, but now that they are (fingers crossed!) all worked out, I’d like to get more going on the front. This Monday I sent out the first newsletter and proposed doing a Q+A on Twitter this weekend where my newsletter subscribers could fire questions at me and I will answer them on the spot. If that’s something you’re interested in doing, make sure to sign up for the newsletter in the upper right of this screen and we’ll get that set up for this Sunday. Sound good? Leave any feedback on this in the comments below.

6. Feedback Wanted

Speaking of feedback, I’d appreciate any ideas and suggestions of things you all would like to see from me here on the blog. I’ve got a couple cool ideas in the pipeline that I’m working on, but I’m always open to new ideas. Articles you’d like to see? Topics you’d like me to cover? People you’d like me to interview? Etc, etc, etc. Let me know what you think below.

That’s all for today. Have a great day!