Here are a few good reads from the last week to get you through the week…
10 Ways to Sustain a Training Effect in Your Strength and Conditioning Programs by Eric Cressey
Really interesting read by Eric Cressey. A lot of people have great success with their programs when they first start out but then tend to fall into a rut. Here are a handful of ways to keep things interesting and fun while continuing to make progress.
Stomping on the Olympic Lifts by Charlie Weingroff
Very interesting blog by Charlie, one of the smartest people I have ever met, hands down. The stomp was all I knew until this summer when a couple extremely smart interns at MBSC, Eric Schmitt and Glenn McElfresh, opened my eyes to a new and correct way to perform the olympic lifts. Charlie does a great job explaining how he coaches the lifts and as usual I tend to agree with him.
Goblet Bulgarian Split Squats by Tony Gentilcore
Without a doubt the Bulgarian split squat, or rear foot elevated split squat as I would typically call it, is one of my favorite exercises for anyone. If you aren’t familiar with the exercise take a quick look at this and educate yourself.
4 Ways to Progress the Skater Squat by Ben Bruno
Love me some Skater Squats but I feel they are very overlooked in many strength programs. If you are someone who likes to deadlift, whether it is straight bar, sumo, or trap bar, these could be a great change of pace or could be a perfect exercise during a deload week.
Shifting Paradigm – Strength/Power/Speed by Adam Rees
A very long article but a really good article. A lot of good ideas that have come from Coaches like Mike Boyle, Eric Cressey, Dan John, Mike Robertson, and Charlie Weingroff. Lots of great little tidbits in there as well.
What Do You Make by Mike Boyle
Awesome post. No matter what field you are in, as long as you love what you do you shouldn’t be worrying about money. Great advice for anyone and everyone.
Strong, Sexy, Smart by John Romaniello
For any females out there, here are a handful of other female fitness enthusiasts with some motivating words for other females out there. If you have any interest in fitness and you’re a female or train females, take a read.
20 Almost Laws of Strength Training by Bret Contreras
A lot to ponder here. Some stuff that you may think is essential and some stuff you may not think is essential, either way it makes you think.