Good Reads for the Week

Posted on by Ben Bruno

I don’t know why, but for some reason this week just seemed to fly by. Anyone else feel that way? In any case, it was another great week for reading material. I’ve put together of a list of great stuff to keep you busy over the weekend. It will certainly give you something to do while you’re not watching football. Yep, this is the first weekend since the beginning of September that there is NO football: college, pro, nothing. If you couldn’t tell, I’m not too happy about that. I guess we have the Super Bowl to look forward to next weekend, but with the Patriots out of it, who cares?


Anyway, I digress. As I was saying, we’ve got another fantastic compilation of stuff to read so get comfy and get to it. Before we get to the list, be sure to check out these posts you may have missed during the week.

For Your Viewing Pleasure

Exercise of the Week: Thick Rope Pullups

Now for the list. I’m going to start with a new blog from Zach Moore. Zach recently completed an internship with Mike Robertson and Bill Hartman and is now working with them at IFAST. I don’t want to give away too many details from his story because he does a great job of it in the blog posts below, but suffice it to say that Zach is one impressive dude. Seriously impressive. I do not know Zach personally, but I took particular interest in his story because we both did internships at the same time so we have that commonality. Trust me, you want to read the two posts below. I look forward to following his blog in the future.

Zach Moore’s journey to become a strength coach. Great story!

Gym PR’s by Zach Moore. Holy moly!

The best of the rest

GREAT blog post from Perry Nickelston. My friend Brendon Rearick sent me this link today, and I am sure glad he did because this is a great one.

A Long Slow Walk to Nowhere by Mike Boyle

20 Best Jack Lalanne Quotes and Videos by Nick Tumminello

Random Thoughts from Bret Contreras

Focus on the Athlete by Vern Gambetta

Whoever Said Lifting Weights Ain’t Cardio by Tony Gentilcore

I’m On Target…Are You? By Mark Young

Fat Kids=Fat Adults by Jen Comas

The Myth of Neutral Spine by Dean Somerset

Sticking to a Plan and Autoregulation by Brendon Rearick

Hard Work by Vern Gambetta

Dr. Perry interviews Joe Dowdell

What I Learned as an Intern by Zach Moore (Guest Post on Mike Robertson’s Blog)

5 New TRX moves using a low anchor point from Doug Balzarini

Correcting and Progressing the Single Leg Deadlift by Kevin Carr

Strength Training for Runners Part 2 by Stevo Reed

Strength Training for Runners Part 3 by Stevo Reed

How to Squat Big With Shoulder Pain by Dean Somerset

Maybe by Smitty Diesel

It’s Up to You by Justin Levine

A Great Toe Question by Sean Lacey

What’s Good About the Biggest Loser? by Alwyn Cosgrove

Great Pushup Tip from Smitty Diesel

Quad Activation Progressions by Dean Somerset

Advanced Core Training with Joe Hashey

This Is For the Ladies by Matt Skeffington

Fab Five Finishers for MMA by Doug Balzarini

1 Leg Skater Squats by Jaime Rodriguez

Post Flu PR’s by Chase Karnes

Robbie Bourke shares his Phase 2 program for a Senior football team

The Best Exercise for Weight Loss by Mike Boyle

Soft Tissue Treatment on the Popliteus by Patrick Ward

Post Game Lift Logistics by Jaime Rodriguez

Deloading on 5×5 Weight Training Programs

That’ll do it for this week. I hope you enjoyed the list. I have some cool stuff planned for next week so stay tuned. You can also follow me on Twitter HERE to stay in the loop. Have a great weekend.

  • Zach

    Thanks so much for the recognition Ben! I must admit that I looked over your first couple of posts to figure out how to get mine started:).
    I really enjoy your blog! Keep up the good work!

  • David

    The Pro Bowl is on Sunday