As most of you know, I’ve been posting weekly “good reads” blogs on a regular basis. My goal is to provide my readers with good, quality content and variety. I don’t always agree with the information, but the former teacher in me wants to expose my readers to a broad range of views and beliefs. For the most part, I get all of these links off of Facebook and Twitter. It looks like there are 51 links for this month. Pick and choose what you want to read!
Before we get started, here’s your weekly Jamie Eason picture:
In this blog Tony Gentilcore responds to a popular trainer’s advice to avoid squatting. Great read!
This is a guest blog written by me as a response to Tony Gentilcore’s blog. Together, Tony and I tore this trainer apart.
Here is a Charlie Weingroff interview where he talks about a variety of good topics.
In this blog Anthony Close discusses his thoughts on pain and training.
In this blog Carson Boddicker writes again about breathing patterns. Now, I’ve met Carson, I read Carson’s blogs, and I know first hand that Carson is one of the brightest guys in the field despite being very young. One thing that’s great about this industry is that we keep each other in check. Read the blog comments where Aaron Schwenzfeier and Carl Valle ask some great questions (ones that I wonder myself). Carson does an excellent job of defending his position. It’s a great dialogue, one definitely worth reading.
In this blog Mark Young describes his learning process. I follow a very similar approach to Mark. In case you didn’t know yet, I really like Mark Young. He consistently comes out with great stuff.
I got this link from my pal Jeff Cubos; he posted the link on my Facebook page. I’ve written twice now about people who are too stupid to realize how stupid they are and they overestimate their abilities and end up making poor decisions. Well it turns out that this phenomenon has a name; it’s called The Dunning-Kruger Effect.
In this blog Nick Tumminello shows us the bottoms-up kettlebell press for rock-solid shoulder joint stability. Nick is such a damn good speaker it’s sickening!
This is an excellent blog by Mike Robertson on knee pain. This is a must-read.
It seems like Ben Rice upped the ante to 635 lbs. Although I’m very impressed with his brute strength, I wish he better understood a couple of things. First, he’s a powerlifter so the hip thrust is an assistance lift for him. He’d probably get more transfer if he backed off a bit in weight and used more ROM up top. Second, he’s hyperextending his low back which will eventually lead to injury, probably in the posterior elements of his spine. No assistance lift is worth doing if it’s going to injure you in the long run. I wish he’d go lighter, move through the full ROM, keep his lumbar spine in neutral, and control the weight a little better, but even so it’s damn impressive! Good job Ben!
In this blog Howard Gray talks about strength training for sprinters. I concur!
In this blog Mike T. Nelson discusses how he learns.
This Elitefts article is a great read on block periodization.
Here’s a link to the latest Fitcast. Always good listening at Fitcast.
Here’s an interview of sprint coach Jon Goodwin by Patrick Ward.
In this blog Carson Boddicker discusses the FMS and some of it’s applicability.
Here’s an interview of Stuart McGill by Dr. Anthony Close.
This link to the “Elliptigo” was posted on Facebook by a colleague. While I think he found it disgusting as it looks like another way for humans to “take the path of least resistance,” and avoid hard training, I found it intriguing. I wonder if these will take off and you’ll start seeing them around more often. Now we have running and we have the treadmill; we have cycling and we have the stationary bicycle; we have stairs and we have the stepmill; and we have the elliptigo and we have elliptical machines.
Here’s a link to some videos posted by Jeff Cubos that discuss “Functional Range Release” which is a system used to invoke increases in flexibility. Dr. Andreo Spina throws out some impressive science behind his methods!
In this video Eric Beard talks about the adductor magnus. Eric knows his shit!
In this blog John Izzo discusses temperament for personal trainers. John talks about a lot of unique stuff that other trainers don’t seem to talk about.
In this blog Charlie Weingroff reviews Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance: The Janda Approach.
In this blog Nick Tumminello shows a badass metabolic circuit using a medicine ball.
In this blog Sean Skahan reviews his brief stay at the Perform Better Functional Training Summit in Long Beach.
In this blog Eric Cressey reviews the new product called Muscle Imbalances.
In this blog Gabe Sanders discusses 6 ways to build stronger relationships with your athletes.
In this blog Vern Gambetta talks about perspective and perception.
In this blog Laree Draper discusses her experience at the Perform Better Long Beach Summit.
In this article Steve Reed discusses bridging the gap between rehabilitation and sports performance training.
In this article Christian Thibaudeau discusses “ramping.” Cosgrove, Waterbury, and Contreras chime in about the topic as well.
Here’s an oldy but goody where James Smith talks about classification of general, general specific, or specific exercises.
Here’s an article written by Dr. Anthony Close about pain, core training, and common sense.
In this blog Patrick Ward provides an interesting discussion about pain.
In this blog Kevin Neeld discusses 7 Habits of Highly Effective Interns.
In this blog John Izzo talks about lifting weights and striving to get stronger.
In this blog Carson Boddicker discusses the footstrike and plyometrics.
In this blog Charles Poliquin talks about “Bang for Your Buck” exercises.
Here’s an interview with the man Christian Thibaudeau.
Here’s an article by Kelly Baggett on plateau-busting.
Here’s a review of the Long Beach Perform Better Functional Training Summit by Justin Levine.
Here’s a Mike Boyle video showing the Rear Foot Elevated Split Squat Jump
In this blog Jason Ferruggia talks about his trip to California. I wish I had as many friends as this guy!
Here’s an article by Nate Green, Eric Cressey, and Mike Robertson that discusses quick fixes to common training injuries.
In this article Charles Poliquin has Bob Guiel discuss energy medicine.
In this blog Josh Henkin can no longer contain himself and feels compelled to discuss the importance of screening. This is a great read!
This is part II of a Mike Robertson blog on knee health.
In this blog Eric Cressey discusses continuing education.
In this blog Robbie Bourke interviews Carl Valle. It’s a great interview in my opinion.
In this blog Charles Poliquin gives training and nutritional advice to a skinny twirt. Charles is always entertaining!
I don’t know what impresses me more about this video; John Brookfield’s hand strength or Martin Rooney’s speaking skills.
In this blog Jason Ferruggia gives some advice regarding how to raise testosterone levels. The first pic caused my testosterone levels to surge at least 30%. Aye caramba!
In this blog David Lasnier provides a dynamic stretching routine for improved mobility.
In this blog Carson Boddicker discusses the WD-40 and Duct Tape model.
In this blog Carl Valle asks, “What is the Limit?” in terms of speed production?
In this blog Matt Johnson discusses the lateral subsystem and single leg work.