Thursday, December 22, 2011

Short Days and Long Nights - What I've Been Up To

Things around here have been busy and I'm sorry that writing for the blog has taken a hit. Work is always frantic this time of year, isn't it?

*Minimalist training is always a good idea, but there's can be a tendency when overwhelmed to rationalize "trimming the fat" from our training to the point that we are doing almost nothing. Sometimes, less is not more - sometimes, less is just less. I'll be revisiting some of my thoughts on minimalist programs.

*Easy Strength - It's great! I will give a more complete review soon.

*Gray Cook's FMS: Applying The Model To Real Life Examples (DVD) - Looks amazing. I will be reviewing this soon as well.

*I recorded an audio lecture about squatting for the Drapers. It's a new medium for me so it wasn't as smooth as I would have liked, but I think there's some good content in it. I'll let everyone know when it's available at Dave and Laree Draper's site.

*I have some Skwat! t-shirts in. Quantities are limited, but if you are interested in purchasing one (or more), send me an email or PM. Shirts will be $25 each (shipping included). This time around, I'll be putting profits towards Mile For Mandy, Andrew Read's efforts for The Jodi Lee Foundation, and back into fund-raising for charities that help tsunami victims.

Thanks everyone!

Monday, December 5, 2011

A Squat To Watch

A 320kg squat brought to you by Behdad Salimi, the new world record holder in the snatch.