OK here we go! I missed last week, but I'm going to try to earn your forgiveness by giving you a double dose of some real good stuff. Hope you all enjoy it and have a great Friday!
What Does the Term "Retention Strategy" Mean to You?- Pete Dupuis might've been a bit grouchy when he wrote this one. Doesn't mean he didn't hit the nail right on the button. If you own a fitness business this is worth the minute of your time to look at.
5 Steps to Building Better Athletes- The article says athletes, but these rules can still apply to everyone. Mike Robertson you've done it again sir. Note to anyone that's trained with me, that 1/2 kneeling position I program for many if not all of you, isn't just for laughs.
Addressing the Stone Cold Facts of Training Athletes- Sticking with the athlete themed posts, Tony Gentilcore put together this nice post about his approach to training athletes. I'll tell you myself, it's tough to get athletes off the idea that they need the best numbers in the gym. At the end of the day you have to remind them, they're their to get better at their sport, not better at lifting.
Kettelbells and Your Butt-Max Shank is one of the strongest dudes pound for pound out there. Add that to the fact that he's a great coach and pretty smart. His post here about KBs, your backside and what one has to do with the other is a good read for those that like swings, but the glutes don't cooperate.
Maybe You Shouldn't Deadlift from the Floor- Just so everyone here doesn't think I'm not one of those dopes that only puts stuff that fully supports 1 thing read this one. Dean Somerset's piece will bring to light whether or not you should be picking heavy things off the ground. I'm certainly not one that just says you HAVE to do conventional deadlift or you HAVE to do it off the floor. Many have had themselves elevated deadlifts of a variation or two, so enjoy this one from that end of the spectrum.
Jarrod Dyke, CSCS