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Random Thoughts


Hi Fitness Peeps!

Here is this week’s random thoughts post.

Good Articles and Videos

Physique Frontier – Strong Sexy Glutes With Bret Contreras

Click HERE to hear Scott Tousignant interview me about sports science research, glutes, foam rolling and stretching, female training, the joy of competing, squatting, ankle mobility, and biofeedback.

Does research support the use of bands and chains?

Chris Beardsley rocked the house with THIS comprehensive article on accommodating resistance in strength & conditioning. Freakin’ awesome article!

Why Your Upper Body Training Might Need to Change

HERE is a nice video from Eric Cressey, who will be posting new vids all week and launching a new product next week. Check it out if you’re seeking a new training program.

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Random Thoughts


Hello my fitness friends! Let’s start the week off with a random thoughts post.

Great Articles

1. Foam Rolling Research

Click HERE to see an up-to-date review of foam rolling research by Chris Beardsley. He did an incredible job with this article!

2. Is Soreness “All-That” When it Comes to Training?

Brad Schoenfeld and I recently published THIS article in the SCJ and it’s been receiving a lot of attention. If you’re an NSCA member, log onto the site and pull it up!

Great Videos

1. Footage from USPA Olympia Pro Powerlifting – Deadlift Clips

Here is some footage that I took from the Olympia Pro Powerlifting Competition in Las Vegas two weekends ago. Watch Brittany Pryor set a world record, Jamie Lewis psyching up, Jamie Lewis tear his biceps mid-pull, Oleksii Omelchenko attempt a mammoth pull, Brent Willis achieve a personal best, and Shawn Doyle attempt 900+ lbs. HERE are the results of that contest in case you’re interested.

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Random Thoughts


Hi Fitness Friends! I have some good reads, good views, rants, before/after pics, and glute training feedack to share with you today. I hope you enjoy it!

Good Reads

Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy

My new book Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy is #4 in Weight Training and #4 in Training & Conditioning on Amazon!

Strength & Conditioning Programming Flowchart

Remember that crazy flowchart I posted a while back that was too disorderly to comprehend HERE? One of my readers (Mandy Woodhouse) was kind enough to redo this chart and send it my way. Much better! Click HERE for a pdf.

The 6 Most Shockingly Irresponsible “Fitspiration” Photos

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Random Thoughts

Hey Fitness Friends! Here’s an update including random things, good reads and views for the week, and feedback. Have a great week!

Random Things

Inner Strength Trumps Outer Strength

My website is all about building physical strength. But there’s outer strength and also inner strength.

Over the past week and a half my best friend from college passed away, as did my stepdad of 25 years. It was one of the roughest weeks of my life.

Dan was diagnosed a couple of years ago with stage IV colon cancer that had metastasized to his liver. From that point on until the day he died, he was never negative or bitter. He stayed positive, happy, and strong all the way to the end. I attended Dan’s memorial service and spent the day with his family Saturday and was amazed at the inner strength and determination displayed by Dan’s wife Amanda.

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