Good Fitness Reads of the Week: 4/26/2015

I hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

There was a ton of awesome fitness info this week. Time to catch up.

Client Highlight

Mark has been killing it lately. Here he is smashing a new PR deadlift, 365! His long term goal of 405’s right around the corner.


Strength Tips and Training Videos


Don’t complicate your setup by using too many cues. Keep it simple and use a couple that connect with you. Here’s a simple checklist I use for the deadlift. Breath and brace 》Grab the bar and take a big breath of air and fill your low back and belly with air. Next flex your abs as hard as you can. Find tension in your hamstrings 》 Find your heels and pull your chest up. You’ll feel your hamstrings “turn on” and you can hear the bar click. Create tension as you pull yourself into position. Drive your heels through the floor 》 Stand up through your heels as hard as possible trying to melt your heels into the floor. As you push the floor away from you and reach lockout, flex your glutes and finish without hyperextending your lower back. @smashleysvendbye #powerlifting #deadlift #weightlifting #bodybuilding #strongman #powerlifter #squat #abs #rawpowerlifting #fitness #fitnessmotivation #train #gainz #strength #stronger #glutes #liftheavy #bostonsstrongest

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Recommended Readings

1. 5 Strength Training Considerations for Runners via Tony Bonvechio

2. How Does Usain Bolt Train?  viaBret Contreras

3. 3 Weekend Mobility Drills to Help you Enjoy Spring via Dean Somerset

4. Mood Food: How to fight depression naturally with nutrition via Precision Nutrition

5. How to Live a Life that Matters via Bryan Krahn

6. 12 Observations From Training Women via Bret Contreras

7. 5 of the Worlds Healthiest Foods (That Are Actually Making You Fat!) via Jordan Syatt

8. Exercises You Should Be Doing: KB Goblet Squat With Lowering via Tony Gentilcore

9. How to Cultivate Intrinsic Motivation in Young Athletes via John O’Neil, Eric Cressey

10. How to Design Better Warm Ups For Small Group Training Programs via Tony Bonvechio, Personal Trainer Development Center

11. The Top 3 Ways to Measure Fat Loss Progress via Stacey Schaedler

12. Common Arm Care Mistakes – Installment 6 via Eric Cressey

13. Four Hardgainer Cardio Solutions via Eric Bach

14. Master the Bench Press: 4 New Tricks to Improve Leg Drive via Adam Pine

15. Troubleshooting Anterior Hip Pain via Dean Somerset


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