Things to Read to Get You Over the Hump 5/2

Here are a few good reads from the past week to get you through the week:

Pitfalls II: Being in a Rut by Bret Contreras

Good read about being in a rut and maybe more accurately overtraining, which is something that anyone who touches some weights ends up going through. It may sound simplistic, but as Bret recommends, instead of pounding away on the bench if your shoulders are killing you, find something that doesn’t hurt. Nothing earth shattering, but a good read.

101 Tips for Being a Great General Manager by Jeffrey Keller 

Great read. Most people want to be the big bossman and make the money of the big bossman but don’t have the correct strategy to become the big bossman. Here are 101 tips to help you reach your potential.

5 Secrets of How to Stay Young by Martin Rooney

There are a few people who I always make sure to read their stuff (Dan John, Mike Boyle, Eric Cressey, ect.) and Martin is one of them. Like the earlier post by Bret Contreras, there is nothing here that is earth shattering but being reminded of these things will never hurt.

Can You be in Pain and Still Train Like a Beast? by Dean Somerset

Really interesting article about how to train around injuries. With doctors so fast to open people up and the fact that so many people have many postural issues, it’s hard to imagine a trainer or strength coach not having to deal with this on a daily basis. Always good to understand how to train and still train hard without putting someone in jepordy of further injury.

Interview with Molly Galbraith by Mike Robertson

Excellent interview done by Mike Robertson with Molly Galbraith. This should be a must read for any women out there – Molly is a great role model for women and men alike!

Training Around Shoulder Pain: Grip and Packed Shoulders by Matt Siniscalchi

Shoulder pain is pretty common these days. Learn how to train around those issues and still train hard.

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