I know all my American friends are likely knee deep in mashed potatoes and mid-day football, so I figured I’d give something else to do while trying to avoid discussing politics with your weird uncle.
For those wondering, in Canada we had Thanksgiving a few weeks ago, which is predicated on an earlier harvest than in the states. Now you know.
Even More Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint
Athens, Greece February 29-March 1, 2020
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Maidenhead UK (west of London) March 7-8 2020
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These are the only events we have scheduled for 2020, so if you’re in Europe or just want to get to Europe for a vacation and write it all off as a business expense since you’re coming to a workshop, here’s your big chance.
Stuff From Others
This podcast with Carrie Doll (from Edmonton) interviews Lauren Regula, a pitcher for the Canadian women’s softball team who was just invited back for her third Olympics and who I also went to high school with. It’s amazing to see how her sporting career has unfolded, plus she has a ton of awesome info for balancing work in a new gym as a trainer/coach, parenting, and her training for the Olympics.
Sturdy Shoulder Solutions Black Friday Sale from Eric Cressey
The Sturdy Shoulder Solution video series is a combination of webinar-based lectures that dig into some pretty gnarly topics, coupled with hands-on lab videos where he breaks down exercise technique, training considerations, assessments, and other fun things. Here’s a cliff notes table of contents:
If you have a shoulder or two and want to train other people who also have shoulders, or just want to get more from your own shoulder training, pick up a copy of this series while it’s on sale for only $149 until Monday.
8 Ways to Stand OutWith Integrity in an Industry that has Little – Jill Coleman via Medium.com
The fitness industry has a lot of dark corners to it, and it’s unfortunate that the more time I spend in it the more I see shady characters taking advantage of people, not representing themselves honestly, or just being straight up thieves. This article shows some ways forward for both new and experienced trainers, plus anyone who operates any element of their business in an online sphere.
Money Management for Personal Trainers – Lana Sova via thePTDC.com
This was an outstanding birds-eye view of the fitness industry struggles with personal finance. It’s always a challenge to balance financing when things are going well and your clients are showing up regularly, but when vacations or cold/flu season hit and you’re making 20-30% less than usual, it can be a daunting task to stay in the black. Lana lays out some excellent recommendations in this post. As an extension on her retirement savings point, check out this Savings Calculator from Forbes.com to see how much you should have in savings by age groups to see if you’re on track.
Social Media Stuff
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🚨🚨YOU’RE GOING TO WANT TO SAVE THIS POST! 🚨🚨 This is a deep overview of some of the common faults I’ll see with back squats and where I go with different outcomes. It’s not exhaustive by any means, but hits a lot of the big rocks I see on a daily basis. Pinch and zoom to see any small text, hit “save” in the lower right beneath this pic to come back to it later, and let me know if you like this and want to see similar flows for other exercises or considerations by dropping a comment. Enjoy! #squats #barbellsquats #training #personaltraining #healthyhips #strong #stronger
I just fixed an issue with my car that was causing a clunking noise while driving. That doesn’t make me even close to a mechanic. Remember that the next time your favourite fitspo finishes a competition and starts offering coaching.
— Dean Somerset (@deansomerset) November 17, 2019