I’m sitting in the back of the room listening to the amazing Kelly Coffey talk about training recovering addicts while writing this. She’s got an amazing story, so if you haven’t give her a look HERE.
I’m hanging out as Tony Gentilcore and I did the pre conference session together running through squats and deadlifts with about 24 folks with a wide range of backgrounds, ranging from fitness hobbyists to a PhD candidate and some coaches with between 6 months and 25 years of experience coaching others. From what everyone said, they all left feeling like they got something valuable from the workshop.
Yesterday at the pre-con for the fitness summit… volunteering with @dsomerset1 And @tonygentilcore to demonstrate the squat and gain a little more insight into my own form as well the ability to help others more affectively. For the entire 15 minute video find me on Facebook #squatmechanics #training #anatomy #bealearner #teamsynergy #fitnesssummit #powerlifter #bikinipro
Cues matter. @Regrann from @kafetters – Make room for progress! — Today, I attended an awesome session with @tonygentilcore and @dsomerset1 on all things squats and deadlifts. Seriously, four hours spent listening to them talk about the two exercises = sweaty unicorn magic. — At one point, we all took turns performing the exercises with the sensies watching and correcting form. Here’s my take. Listen with the sound on for cues! 👂 — #fitnesssummit #deadlifts #deadlift #strengthtraining
Up at 3:15 to travel to The Fitness Summit in Kansas City. This is a great training / educational conference we have been attending since 2010. Today we attended the pre-conference on Squats and Deadlifts taught by @dsomerset1 and @tonygentilcore We had a great time and learned a lot #strong #strongcurves #liftlikeagirl #thefitnesssummit #fitover50 #fitmom
So today I got to attend a seminar on squats and deadlifts with @tonygentilcore and @dsomerset1 and it was GREAT!! Cool laid back dudes who are the real deal in the fitness industry. So glad I was able to attend! Thanks guys! #squats #deadlifts #strengthcoach #fitness #fitnessindustry #fitfam #knowledgegains #tonysaidmysquatlookedgreat #yessssss
The Fitness Summit preconference coaching the squat and deadlift with the inspiring @dsomerset1 and @tonygentilcore. Hypermobility discussion on the way! Are you using your lumbar spine instead of your hips? Is it a joint or a motor control pattern? It’s such a joy to be in the room with curious minds! #thefitnesssummit2018
We’re using a good portion of this content to put in our upcoming “Even MORE Complete Shoulder and Hip Blueprint” seminar series, which we’re launching in Houston in September, Slovenia in October, and Los Angeles in November.
Click HERE for more info on upcoming dates and locations
Other Speaking Stuff
Maximizing Your Barbell Sport Performance – Edmonton, AB, May 19th
This is coming up quickly, and will feature myself and Sam Spinelli, (provisional DPT) where we dive into how to train around and through common injuries, how to get the best positional set up and build strength for common barbell lifts to help attendees maximize their performance, while also improving their ability to coach the lifts for their clients and athletes.
We’re even buying you lunch.
Click HERE for more info
My wife runs an animal rescue educational blog, and has started to put together some merchandise for sale, where 10% of all sales go towards various animal rescue charities. She’d love it if you were willing to buy a mug to help out animal rescues. Only available in Canada and the US at the moment.
Click HERE to get your mug on
Deadlifting from the Floor – me via PTDC
This was an article I wrote a few years ago that got a bump recently, and I thought it would be worth re-sharing.
Fixing Dave Tate – EliteFTS
This has been a fascinating series to watch as Dr. John Rusin (a physio trainer) takes former world record holding powerlifter and owner of Elite FTS Dave Tate through a rebuilding program to help identify and address training needs to help get him strong and feel better after decades of pushing the limits of human capacity.
Social Media Highlights
Remember back when people would see a still pic of someone performing an assessment and diagnose everything that's ever been wrong with them like they're reading tea leaves? Those were fun times. About as accurate as reading tea leaves too.
— Dean Somerset (@deansomerset) March 31, 2018
Have a fun weekend!!