It was a busy week for me so not much content from me but there are some things you definitely shouldn’t miss in the strength and conditioning and fitness world this week.
Articles You Shouldn’t Miss
If Fitness Is Your Identity, I Offer My Condolences
Written By: Lee Boyce
We all know that one person that they only thing they are good for is to talk about fitness. It is their entire life. They talk about their diet and workouts all the time and have nothing much else to offer…well Lee Boyce offers his condolences to these people.
Check out this quick quote from the post:
There’s a huge part of society that needs a club – a figurative gang or camp to belong to, in order to validate their self worth and create their self identity. In my arena, it usually manifests itself in the form of a fundamentalist identity as a “lifter”, or a “vegan”, or a “CrossFitter”, and the list goes on. A feeling of self-identity through any of these things may not seem wrong or harmful, but remember the primary point of fitness training and good nutrition: One’s health. As mentioned, that includes both its physical and mental aspects. Too often one or both of those seem to get compromised.
Should You Squat Tall Athletes?
Written by: Mike Robertson
This one hits a special place in my heart for one reason, it’s about tall people. Mike makes it clear that he squats his tall athletes and gives reasons why. If you ever doubted should you squat…even if you are short…you should read this article.Read Here
Something For Your Ears
Renegade Radio with Jay Ferrugia Episode #204: Dr. Andy Galpin: Training Methods For Faster Gains
You all must think I have a man crush on Dr. Andy Galpin but any time he talks…I listen. He puts out tons of great content and really knows his stuff. Check out his guest appearance on Jay Ferrugia’s Renegade Radio podcast.Listen Here
Social Media Stuff
Squatober is coming to a close. Finding squat variations without becoming too repeatitive is beginning to get tough. Check out a couple highlights from this weeks squat variations.
Day 25 of #Squatobervariations. Banded Bulgarians! I just enjoy the alliteration. Sounds cooler than banded Rearfoot Elevated split squats. Picked this variation up from @bjgaddour the other day and loved it. The band provides accommodating resistance or lighter resistance at the bottom and heavier at the top. This requires you to power through the entire rep of the exercise. Give it a try and let me know what you think! Check back tomorrow for another #squatober #squatvariation.
Day 24 of #squatobervariations. Landmine Belt Squat. This is a great #squat variation to add in for some extra volume to pump up your legs without the stress on the low back. The weight is all localized on the hips. There is a fancy machine for this but I obviously train in my garage. You can also do this with a weight hanging from a dip belt and standing on two boxes. Give it a try and let me know what you think. Check back tomorrow for more #squatober #squatvariations.