As I have been updating my website I realized that I have neglected to share with you many articles and podcasts I’ve done outside of Maxshank.com and Ultimate Athleticism. I think these are great (duh) so I am going to occasionally post a few items I think you will enjoy.
8 Minutes to Awesome
Think back to everyone you’ve ever met who can bang out over 50 push-ups and 20 pull-ups or chin-ups. Weren’t they all pretty damn strong? Didn’t they all have at least some decent level of musculature?
There are a lot of guys in the military who, on a steady diet of push-ups and pull-ups, hit some awesome numbers in the bench press and weighted pull-up with little or no training.
Read more about bringing back the basics on T-Nation.com
The 80% Rule
New clients at Ambition Athletics learn the 80% rule the very first day they come in for an intro session. I realized over the years in my own training that following this guideline really does the trick for almost anyone. I can’t physically stand over each of my students and tell them to stop when I feel they’ve done the “perfect” amount of reps. Not only that, but that perfect number of reps is going to change from set to set.
Learn how to apply the 80% Rule
GMB Fitness Skills Show Podcast
I had a great time chatting about skill acquisition, training 20 year old athletes with the same program as Grandma Betty, and keeping things simple. If you want to know more about Ultimate Athleticism this is a great listen.
Listen to the podcast
On the Road again!
I’ve had a great summer playing by my pool and now it’s time to get back into the swing of traveling and teaching workshops. Here’s where I’ll be in the upcoming months:
August 16-17 The Dragon Door Health and Strength Conference Minneapolis, MN
August 22-23 Ultimate Athleticism Workshop Encinitas, CA (San Diego)
August 29-30 Ultimate Athleticism Workshop Cartersville, GA (Atlanta)
September 11-13 RKC II Certification Encinitas, CA
September 25-27 RKC II Certification Houston, TX
October (basically the whole month) RKC I, RKCII, Ultimate Athleticism Munich, Germany
Check out all my upcoming events
Let me know if you like this new format and what else you would like to see up on my site.
Better Every Day,