The Best of the Week: Things You Shouldn’t Miss 10/1-10/7

CHope you had a great first week of October! Some really good content out this week, check it out!

My Personal Shenanigans

3 Squat Variations for Tall Athletes

Check out my most recent contribution on about 3 squat variations for the taller athlete.

Why I Am Moving to the Front Squat

I give an in-depth look into why I am moving away from the back squat and towards the front squat with my athletes.

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Articles You Don’t Want to Miss

Nailing the Coffin Shut on Instability Training Ideas

Written By: Bob Alejo via SimplyFaster

Bob goes in-depth into different instability training methods and their effectiveness or lack their of. Check out this quote from the article:

Certainly, we can agree on this: No one competes on a playing surface (field, court, pitch) where the ground moves! OK, surfers do. But on grass or dirt, the ground might give way but it doesn’t wobble to and fro, and it’s not enough of a prevalent part of sport to train on an unstable surface.

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The Very Best Way to Build Forearms

T-nation gathered the opinions of a couple of the top personal trainers and strength coaches on forearm training. Hard not to agree with what strength coach Lee Boyce says here:

We can list all of the forearm-specific exercises in the world, but this truth remains: you’ll never see a guy with a big back who doesn’t have proportionately well-developed forearms.

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Something For Your Ears

Industrial Strength Show Episode 133: Strength Training & Pre-Pubescent Children: Is It Dangerous?

Wonder if you should do strength training with your 8 or 9 year old? Joe gives his opinion and it’s gold.

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The Physical Preparation Podcast: Dr. Andy Galapin on How to Unplug from Tech and Social Media

Dr. Galpin joins Mike Robertson on the Physical Preparation Podcast to discuss how disconnecting can help in both fitness and life.

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Social Media Stuff

It’s October…meaning it’s #SQUATOBER!!! Each day I am offering up a new squat variation everyday on Instagram. Check out a couple examples of what I am bringing each day on Instagram.