February 17 another week gone!
We’ve made it to February 17, looks like 2017 is flying by already! I need to stay focused to make sure I reach my physique goals for this year or before I know it, I’ll be looking at December mad at myself. I’ve got an interesting mix this week of technique and motivation. I hope you enjoy these weekend reads, they’re designed for when you’ve got extra time this weekend! I’d much rather you enjoy time with family then be stuck in front of a computer reading. So feel free to bookmark this page and come back as you have time. Go enjoy some of that health and fitness you worked on all week!
Kettlebell Arm Bar
The kettlebell arm bar is the single best shoulder mobility and stability drill you can practice according to SFG 1 Jay Weedall. He says this movement is one of the best ways to help correct the slow, silent damage of long hours of sitting in the car or at a desk. Watch the video below and read the original article on StrongFirst to understand the principles behind it.
I re-watched this when I quoted it during an interview with Licinois Gois and I was just as inspired as I was the first time I saw it. This 55 minute documentary chronicles the journey of two Afghan bodybuilders who struggle to achieve their dreams amid the chaos of modern day Afghanistan. Sponsorships for these guys might mean that a neighbor gives them eggs everyday. It’s a real wake up call to those of us who complain about how tough the grind is in the West. Check it out here and see the original IMDB write up here.
Finally! Jeans For Us!
I remember FUBU, the urban clothing line whose name means For Us By Us being popular when I was in college because of the baggier jeans. For Us By Us might just as easily been the name of any one of the new denim brands made by athletes for athletic physiques. Barbell Apparel, Fran Denim and Relentless Jeans are now providing jeans that accommodate smaller waists and muscular thighs. My martial arts coach even recommended them because they allow you to kick more freely in street clothes. Check out this article that talks about these small business startups that are doing good things on our behalf.
Are You Having Fun Running Your Business?
Barbell Business is another podcast that I listen to regularly. This podcast comparing life, business and even relationships to games (in a good way. As in learn the rules to figure out how to succeed and have fun doing it) as opposed to the drudgery that we normally think of, was eye opening. Check it out especially if you run a garage or warehouse training business. You’ll be glad you did.
DIY Lat Pulldown
Robert Brinkley, aka @alwaysgetbetterstronger, comes through with his own take on the DIY lat pulldown. I especially like that he gives two methods depending on the set up at your house and what you feel comfortable doing.