Did you watch any of that Arizona Cardinals vs. Green Bay Packers playoff game this weekend? Talk about history in the making it.

It has to go down as one of the greatest playoff games ever. Don't get me wrong there was some serious sloppy play from both teams, but it led to some extremely exciting finishes.

If you missed it I must correct that so watch the highlights.


Other than watching football this weekend I also had the chance to demonstrate my support for my friend Hunter Cook by having an impromptu photoshoot in my garage. The theme being the same as the quote on the back of the shirt "Civilize the mind, but make savage the body."


Bonus points to anyone who can tell me what molecule is modeled in the bottom left of the photo.

If you don't know anything about Hunter Cook I'd highly recommend you follow along on his social media accounts as he makes movement fun, accessible, and has the most handsome bull dog ever.

Oh I almost forgot to tell you too that I've got several open online personal training spots that I'd like to fill this month.

If you are interested please contact me at sfreeborn7@gmail.com to get started. It's a fantastic service and you can find out more about the specifics here, but I think the best part of this style of training is you get all the benefits of working with me in-person without any of the limitations on your schedule and training location.

I know I'm a bit biased, but there is a 100% money back guarantee so there isn't a risk at all.

All right enough of that let's talk about what you should read today to get your week started right.

1. How To Weight Train Without Getting Hurt Bryan Krahn

I think injury reduction is something we all need to be interested in no matter how much we think it will never happen to us.

I thought I'd never hurt my back and I was wrong.

Chances are you need to be considering how to train with the greatest chance of not getting hurt and most of the times the best place to find advice on this is from jacked, ripped older bros who have been there and done that.

And I know exactly what older bro to listen too - Bryan Krahn.

2. Are Compound Movements Actually Making You Strong by Tony Gentilcore

Before you start losing your mind and questioning every decision you've ever made in life just click through and here Tony out.

He brings up a really interesting point about compound movements. I think it's kind of the whole idea of trainer smarter not harder, but Tony discusses it with much greater insight.

3. No One Gives A Shit About Your Macros by Sohee Lee

I've come to really, really admire and respect Sohee Lee's work and what she is doing for both the everyday female looking to be in better shape and the female looking to take her physique to another level.

The information she presents is science driven yet accessible and wrapped in powerful and authentic narratives that people can relate too.

This may be of all the things I've read of hers my favorite.

Happy moving and heavy lifting!

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