Things to Read to Get You Over the Hump 11/21

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

All the Hype About the Kipping Pull Up by Tony Gentilcore

A really good read from Tony about the kipping pull up. Since CrossFit is all the hype these days and they are known for the kipping pull up, this is some info most people might want to read up on – and I agree 100% with Tony on this one.

Debt Free in 24 Months at 24 by Brendon Rearick

Awesome article that has nothing to do with training or getting into better shape in a way at all, but something anyone who went to college can relate to.

Strength Coach Podcast 112

The newest edition of the Strength Coach Podcast with Coach Boyle, Nick Winkelman from Athletes’ Performance, and Gray Cook amongst others.

Things to Read to Get You Over the Hump 11/14

Here are a few good reads to get you through another long work week:

No to Squats and Barbell Rowing by Ben Bruno

The more and more I learn the more I tend to think that staying away from bilateral squatting may be a good idea for most athletes. In this article Ben really hits the nail on the head with some of his thoughts when comparing the squat to the barbell row. Really well thought out and put together article.

3 Coaching Cues for Deadlift Technique by Eric Cressey

Some great coaching cues from Eric in this post. Don’t underestimate the power of great coaching cues, they go a long way in making your athletes perform better.

Random Thoughts by Bret Contreras

There is a ton to read through here and a lot of it is really good stuff. Bret is a smart dude so I’m sure you can learn something from reading his stuff.

Strength and Aerobic Training in the Same Session – Does Order Matter? by Patrick Ward

Really interesting read by a really smart guy. All things being considered, I would tend to perform strength training before conditioning most of the time, but reading the thoughts and points of view from a really smart coach is never a bad thing.

Step One and Step Two: How the Strength Coach Makes All Your Dreams Come True by Dan John

As I always say, if Dan John writes it, you should read it. Another good article on how strength just makes athletes better…somehow.

Things to Read to Get You Over the Hump 11/7

Here are some good reads from the last week to get you through the work week:

8 Laws of Strength Training by Bret Contreras

The follow up article to Bret’s first article on the ‘almost laws’ of strength training. Good stuff, good read.

Make a Difference by Dan John

As I have said before, read anything and everything that Dan John writes, typically its gold.

Inside Out Coaching – The Difference by Matt Siniscalchi

Pure gold.