Lisa and I are right smack dab in the middle of moving this week. All with a 7-week old in tow. It’s not been fun. In fact, I’d garner a guess that a colonoscopy would be more fun that what we’re going through right now.
Alas, the show must go on….
Stuff to Check Out Before You Read Stuff
1. Just Announced
Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Orlando
Our Vancouver shindig in April sold out, but Dean and I have recently announced a stop in Orlando, FL later this year, October 21-22nd at Spark Fitness.
I’ve never been to Orlando. There’s no way in hell I’m visiting Disney World.
You can go HERE for more details and to sign up.
2. SUNY Cortland Health & Wellness Conference – Cortland, NY, April 8th.
I’ll be at my alma mater the weekend of April 8th speaking at what I believe is the 4th or 5th annual SUNY Cortland Conference. Other guest speakers include my wife, Dr. Lisa Lewis, Mark Fisher, Brian St. Pierre, and Dr. David Just.
For more information you can go HERE.
3. Complete Preparation for the High School Athlete – April 1-2nd, New Jersey
Two coaches I respect a ton and had the luxury of working with for a few years when I was at Cressey Sports Performance, Greg Robins & Tony Bonvechio, will be hosting this all-inclusive event at the Annex Sports Performance Center in Chatham, NJ next weekend.
They’ll give a detailed look into how they train and prepare high-school athletes (ages 13-18) covering everything from assessment and building a winning culture to program design and myths and fallacies regarding how to really train for speed and acceleration.
For more information go HERE.
Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work
The Speed Encyclopedia – Travis Hansen
Guess what this manual doesn’t cover? The incessant use of speed ladders and foot drills. If you want to get your athletes fast, they have work on getting stronger. And, yes, some attention to detail on sprinting mechanics and joint angles need to enter the mix too.
Travis has put together and really detailed manual and something I feel is one of the best resources out there on the topic.
6 Tips for Writing Conditioning Programs – Mike Robertson
How in the hell did I miss this one when Mike first published it back in November? Shame on me. Well, better late than never.
Awesome stuff from Mike per the usual.
Progress is Progress and Fat Loss is Not Linear – Stacey Schaedler
This is a message I have to remind my clients about all the time: Progress IS progress. Some excellent real world examples given by Stacey in this article.
Social Media Shenanigans
Man, I wish more trainer’s definition of “corrective exercise” was just coaching the shit out of their clients.
— Tony Gentilcore (@tonygentilcore1) March 20, 2017