It’s that time of year when the mornings are slightly below freezing and the afternoons are slightly above freezing, making you feel like you have to bring 2 different outfits anywhere you go. Full parka or fall jacket? There’s an easy choice, just do both at once and peel off the top level when the sweat starts dripping off you like a roast chicken rotisserie-ing in a butchers window.
That’s cute, Denver. We all do that up here north of the wall.
To make it a bit better for the kidlets who do venture out on Tuesday, we went to Costco and stocked up on full-sized chocolate bars. We’re about to reach legendary neighbourhood status, friends.
That being said, let’s get into some stuff.
If you haven’t picked up Meghan Callaway‘s new Ultimate Pullup Guide yet, you’re pretty much saying you’re okay with not dominating your pullups, and while that’s your perogative, I want to help you become more awesome, so I’m going to help convince you to get it.
I have a new product I’m finishing up at the moment featuring me talking about assessments for a day and Dr. Mike Israetel talking about hypertrophy concepts for a day. This video package will be released shortly, but I’m going to give you something a little special.
If you pick up a copy of Meghan’s Ultimate Pullup Guide during the launch and send my assistant a copy of your receipt, you’ll go on a pre-sell list where you’ll have the ability to pick up a copy a full week before it goes on sale to the general public, and for $10 off the sale price. Once you purchase, email my assistant HERE with a copy of your receipt, and you’ll be entered.
Cheap pullup awesomeness, and jumping the queue for new video hotness. Win win, right?
The Fitness Devil You Know Podcast
I appeared on the inaugural edition of this podcast from local trainers Andrew Coates and Dean Guedo, and since then they’ve had a bunch of awesome people on from both the local Edmonton scene, and also recently had Jay Ashman on. You should give it a listen, especially since they have it on iTunes now.
Julianne Hough’s Fitness Prop is Way Harder Than it Looks – Alexa Tucker via Self.com
I admittedly had to Google who this person was (Julianne, not Alexa) to figure out why she was famous. After that, I saw a good friend Kellie Davis featured in the article. Also, I was quoted as the exercise expert too.
Free STRONG Course intro on Online Training – thePTDC.com
The internet has changed a lot of things, from how we shop to connect to even access basic services, and even “high touch” concepts like personal training. This free course gives trainers and people working in a service delivery industry a chance to see what some of the better practices are and how they can use online training as an additional revenue source, or move their businesses entirely to digital. It’s free, too, but ends soon so register now.
This is such a cool concept for a tv show. Small businesses are given a chance to work with industry leaders to help turn them around and build some kind of financial stability while delivering a better product. My good friend Pete Dupuis (pronounced Pete Doo-pwah apparently) is the fitness industry coach alongside Amanda Brinkman and Robert Hrjavec from Shark Tank fame.
How Low Should You Squat – Omar Isuf
Nice little shout out for yours truly in this one.
How Rib Cage Position Impacts the Pitching Delivery – Christian Wonders via Ericcressey.com
This is something I’ve talked about a lot in terms of shoulder overhead movement, and Christian breaks it down very well for the specific task of pitching. Essentially, everything starts in the ribs, and all of the positions the arm moves through are dependent on the ability of the shoulder to move on the ribs, and the relative position of the ribs.
Fabulous work, sir. Have you ever tried to have a conversation with someone who ONLY knows working out? And only knows how to train themselves and no one else? Oh my god it’s about as scintillating as pulling hair out of my dogs’ butt. First rule: If your income isn’t entirely on the fact that you work out, then you just work out. There’s more to life than the gym.
Social Media Shenanigans
Saggital plane strength is great and all, but the hip is a ball and socket joint with crazy rotational capabilities. That rotation helps you do stuff like walk, run, throw, twist, kick, and change directions. If you never train into internal rotation or external rotation, that’s like opening a new pint of ice cream and only eating the stuff stuck to the top of the liner and then throwing the rest in the garbage. I said this phrase on a weekend course recently and then saw it pop up in an insta-post quoting me, so it’s a thing now and I can quote myself. That’s how the internet works, isn’t it?
Apparently there's 3 things you should never discuss in public: religion, politics, and whether sumo or conventional is the better deadlift
— Dean Somerset (@deansomerset) October 23, 2017
Enjoy the weekend. If possible, find a place Sunday morning to observe the most epic walks of shame of the entire year. Nothing beats a half-undone Halloween costume walking along the highway at 10am.