Happy Post-Superbowl Monday! Did you watch Peyton Manning claim that second ring?

I'd love to know what you thought of the game.

In my opinion it was all about the match-up between the Denver Broncos' defense and Cam Newton.

More specifically the Denver Broncos' front four and Cam Newton and it was blatantly obvious last night who won that contest.

Von Miller and Demarcus Ware just wreaked havoc on the Panther's O-line all night and Cam Newton rarely had the chance to actually step into a throw and deliver his trademark deep ball.

As a former defensive player and pass rusher it was fantastic to watch, but I can understand some of the disappointment felt by fans who didn't get to see the big play offense that carried Carolina into the playoffs.

All in all it was a great football season and I think it was the deserving end to Peyton Manning's career. Hopefully he agrees and goes out on top like he deserves.

Other than football my weekend was pretty standard.

I coached clients on Saturday, held barbell club, lifted some weights in my garage, reviewed online clients progress over the last week, created content for you to enjoy this week, and hung out with my family quite a bit.

I'm hoping your weekend was just as full and fun. If you have time I'd love to hear all about it! Just shoot me an email at sfreeborn7@gmail.com.

But enough of that because I know the real reason you clicked through was to see what things I have on tap for you to read this week.

Lets check them out.

1. Strive For Progress Not Perfection: Squat Edition by Tony Gentilcore

Wise this one is!

I can't support this sentiment more.

People get so hung up on doing things exactly "right," but then they never actually take any action.

There to afraid to do it wrong.

Stop that! Just get going. Start failing and learning.

If Chad Wesley Smith is still tinkering with his squat then you have no reason not to get up and get moving.

2. Mondays Hate Everyone by Neghar Fonooni

This is right on point for sharing on a Monday.

I think you will find the account super relate able and it's a great reminder that irregardless of how things are going we have the power to make them better.

To find joy and peace even in the most chaotic mornings.

3. Build A Strong Foundation To Become Unapologetically Powerful by JVB

The basics aren't all that sexy and for that reason they don't get much play, but they are by far the most important things you can work on when it comes to training and nutrition.

Forget the latest fad diet or training method.

What you should be focused on is the timeless principles that have allowed people to lose fat, get stronger, add muscle, and be healthier.

Once you have that shit down you can start worrying about nutrient timing, rep tempo, and a bunch of other stuff bros like to spend their Sundays arguing over.

Happy moving and heavy lifting

Practical, Purposeful, Effective Training