ArticlesDeadlift or Squat: What's the Diff? - This is an interesting article by coach Michael Boyle on how the line between squats and deadlifts has blurred. Also a little bit of a shameless plug as I was with Michael when he was working on this article and demonstrated the Rear Foot Elevated Split Squat (cough*third video*cough).
50 Tips for Fat Loss - Charles Poliquin is one of the greats in the industry and does an excellent job compiling information & research into concise articles. There's a quote I am fond of that I feel describes this quite well - "A great surgeon invents an operation only he can do. A truly great surgeon invents an operation that everyone can do." The idea of taking the complex and making it simple is a difficult art, however Charles excels at it.
A Complaint Free World - I am interested to see where Dr. E is at right now with his goal to goal 21 days without complaining. If it works, I'm going to buy one for myself and every athlete I work with. 21 days without hearing a complaint? I wouldn't know what to do with myself.
101 Tips for Being a Great General Manager - Coach Boyle makes a second appearance on the list (mainly because I couldn't find the original source). Many of the tips have carryover from managing a business to simply managing relationships. Whether they are professional, personal, or other, relationships fail if you take them for granted.
The Story of Me and Food - Speaking of relationships, this piece comes from a friend of mine, Katie Sullivan. She is an amazing young woman I had the pleasure of getting to know during college and is currently an NPC Bikini Athlete...and oh yeah, going to freaking LAW SCHOOL. Holy crap, if you want to learn from a smart person who knows the importance of time management, look no further. This piece is more for women and coaches who work with female athletes, as image issues are a very real and troubling problem that some studies say affect up to 8 million Americans annually (90% of which are women).
PJF Performance Random Facts - Another close friend of mine, P.J. Fabritz, is a young, intelligent and passionate strength coach who wrote this interesting piece (albeit lighthearted). If you don't know him yet, don't be surprised to see his name coming up more often.
VideosBridge Rollouts - I was going to just post the YouTube link, but Ben Bruno does an excellent job describing the exercise and what's going on. Ben's limitless creativity never ceases to amaze me and I look forward to trying these out.
Hakeem Olajuwon Scoring Skills - This was in Bill Simmons most recent article and after viewing it, I was reminded why I love basketball. The Dream Shake with the up & under made Hakeem one of the three greatest centers of all time in my mind. Not to mention, the guy is 7 feet tall and moves that smoothly! My start in coaching was with the Coconino High School Boys Basketball Team in Flagstaff, AZ and there are a few athletes I worked with who will be entering their senior seasons there. Josh, Jake, Jason, and Bam-Bam (aka Andy), I'm telling you to watch this video and learn the up & under from the best. Good luck next year guys.
As always, if I can ever be of assistance to you or your program, please don't hesitate to contact me at any time.
All the best,
Drew Henley, CSCS, USAW, CES