Are you caffeinated? Yeah me too!!!

Are you ready to get after it this week?

I sure hope so cause I know I am.

But before we get to this week's list of stuff to read I want to share something with you that I wrote on my Facebook page yesterday.

It's about my second job, working as a medical scribe in the emergency room. It's about how getting perspective can be one of the most powerful things anyone can do for their lives. It's about being grateful always no matter how good or shitty your current situation.

I hope it might inspire you to search for opportunities to get perspective and renew your gratitude.


Okay I am done with the inspiring and motivating now on to the informing! I think you are really going to enjoy this week's list of stuff to read. It's got fantastic exercise recommendations and some great discussion about unstable surface training.

1. Exercises You Should Be Doing: Bulgarian Split Squat to RDL by Tony Gentilcore

Talk about brutal!

This is a new exercise you will love to hate. If you don't have the single leg squat stand that Tony is using in his video you can try using the safety bars on the squat rack or a bench. Definitely though you need to try it out.

2. 3 Exercises You Should Be Doing Post-Pregnancy by Jessie Mundell

I have only worked with three or four women immediately following a pregnancy so I definitely don't consider myself an expert on the topic although I do understand that there are certain measures and protocols that need to be in place in order to help a woman's body recover optimally from the pregnancy. Jessie Mundell is however a go to expert on this area of training and she is sharing three must do exercises for post partum training. Check it out! If you aren't getting ready to be post pregnancy then I am sure you know someone who will be that you can share this with.

3. Unstable Surfaces vs. Solid Ground: Which Is Better? by Dean Somerset

Ever seen people doing squats on an upside down bosu ball? Yeah me too. Take my advice, don't do it. This was a really great write-up about the differences between training on solid ground and unstable surfaces and which is better suited to certain training goals. Of course some people take the unstable surfaces discussion why to far in my opinion. Dean approaches it will logic and reason as always.

Happy moving and heavy lifting!

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