Syatt Fitness: The Week in Review (9/20/2015)

Syatt Fitness: The Week in Review (9/20/2015)

G’morning! I’ve got a ton of new training, nutrition, fat loss, and strength gain articles here for you in this installment of The Week in Review, so enjoy and have a great rest of your weekend. -J Articles By Jordan In this weeks article from the archives, “4 of the Worst Deadlift Mistakes You Could Ever Make” I’m excited to show you 4 of the worst, albeit most common, deadlift mistakes and exactly how you can avoid them to lift more weight while staying injury free. My Training Logs My training logs are back, I’m posting them daily on Instagram, and I’ve shared some brand new videos with you below. If you want to see everything I post (training videos, motivational pieces, and more) you can follow me on Instagram @SyattFitness T-Bar Rows: 4 x 10 T-Bar Rows take upper back training to a whole new level. For the longest time I had trouble actually “feeling” my back work. Then, with the addition of T-Bar Rows (and inverted rows) I finally felt my back muscles working and subsequently growing and getting stronger. Pro-Tip: use 25lb plates or less (NOT 45lb plates) to allow for a larger range of motion.   A video posted by Jordan Syatt (@syattfitness) on Sep 19, 2015 at 3:46am PDT Band Resisted Dumbbell Bench Press: 5 x 10 One of my favorite bench variations, adding the band resistance increases the tension on the pecs and triceps which makes for an unholy muscle pump. To set up properly, all you needa do is take a standard jump stretch band, wrap it around your back, and loop each end around a hand. From there, do a normal DB Bench Press. Don’t...
Syatt Fitness: The Week in Review (9/13/2015)

Syatt Fitness: The Week in Review (9/13/2015)

G’morning! I’ve got a ton of new training, nutrition, fat loss, and strength gain articles here for you in this installment of The Week in Review but, before we dive into the fitness rabbit hole, I want to share a short anecdote with you about the quote, “he who hesitates is lost,” which has tremendously influenced my life. When I was 8, my mom first said it to me in a car ride on the way back home from one of my first wrestling practices. Sweaty, exhausted, and annoyed at myself, I told her I should’ve won a match but waited too long to take the other guy down so time ran out before I could get my points back. She smiled, made steady eye contact with me in the rear view mirror (the way moms always do), and whispered… “He who hesitates is lost.“ She left it at that. At the time I didn’t understand what she meant but, as the years went on, it became one of the most powerful things she ever said to me. By the time I started wrestling in high school, it was my mantra before every match. Never again was I going to let time run out. Not before I’d left it all on the mat. Now, I wear this quote and it’s value very close to the vest, but I wanted to share it with you because of the massive effect it’s had on me, my life, my business, and my happiness. It’s driven me to travel across the world, build a business from the ground up, fight for athletic success, and pursue the greatest relationships I’ve ever had. And I’m...
Syatt Fitness: The Week in Review (9/6/2015)

Syatt Fitness: The Week in Review (9/6/2015)

I created and shared this image on my facebook page (<– add me) the other day and it got such a tremendous response I wanted to share it with you here as well. An increasingly apparent issue, it’s something everyone, myself included, needs to remind themselves every time they hop on social media. Here are my initial thoughts that I shared along with the picture…. “I see this all the time. In clients. In friends. In relationships. In work. In every and all aspects of life. Don’t let it happen to you. More than anything, you need to know you are amazing and can do anything and everything you want. Seriously. Anything and everything. So quit comparing yourself to others. Quit letting social media get under your skin and just focus on you. Better yourself. Make yourself happier, healthier, and become the person you want to be. Because if you aren’t happy with you…how can anyone else be?“ Did this resonate with you? If it did, I’d love it if you shared your own thoughts and experiences with me in the comments section at the bottom of this post. And, in the meantime, today I’ve got another great edition of The Week in Review ready for you. Enjoy and have a great rest of your weekend. -J Articles By Jordan In this weeks article from the archives “Bullet Proof Shoulders: 3 Ways You’re Screwing Up Face Pulls” I’m excited to show you exactly how to perform, program, and coach one of the worlds best shoulder health exercises, the face pull. My go-to exercise for improving shoulder health and function, if there’s one thing you add to your training this coming week, you’d do well to...
Syatt Fitness: The Week in Review (8/30/2015)

Syatt Fitness: The Week in Review (8/30/2015)

I love this quote. I first heard it years ago but completely forgot about it until I saw this picture floating around internet land the other day. After reading it over several times it got me thinking and, if you know me, you know anytime I start thinking I bust out my computer and start writing. Here’s what came out: “We all have problems. You. Me. Everyone. That will never change. And it’s honestly a good thing because overcoming problems is what challenges us to grow and be better every single day. But the difference between those who succeed and those who don’t is where their focus lies. Do you dwell on your problems or do you focus on your opportunities? Dwelling on your problems will do nothing for you. It will only create a perpetual habit of focusing on the bad that inhibits you from moving forward. Focusing on your opportunities allows you to recognize your problems without letting them take over every waking moment. You see and understand them, but instead of submitting you learn to overcome them. Your mind controls all action. Focus on your problems and you will create more problems. Focus on your opportunities and you will create more progress.” And with that in mind, today I’ve got a monster edition of The Week in Review ready for you. Enjoy and have a great rest of your weekend. -J Articles By Jordan In this weeks new article “Weight Loss Motivation: 3 Mind Hacks to Stay Motivated to Lose Weight,” I’m really excited to share with you 3 little-known strategies to boost your motivation. It’s already been read over 5,000 times in the past...
Syatt Fitness: The Week in Review (8/23/2015)

Syatt Fitness: The Week in Review (8/23/2015)

Good afternoon and happy Sunday to ya! The picture above was taken last night with one of my best friends in the world, Stacey Schaedler, near the end of her wedding party. Aside from being the craziest wedding I’ve ever been to (let’s just say there was an unexpected and surprisingly hilarious trip to the hospital) it was simultaneously the most incredible. And, despite the impromptu hospital field trip, the day couldn’t have turned out any better. I’ve known Stacey for the past 8-years (she was one of the first people who introduced me to strength training when I was but a wee teenager), and she continues to inspire me on a daily basis. What I love about our relationship is that, in spite of owning separate fitness businesses, we regularly collaborate on projects and, at the risk of completely ruining the surprise, we might be releasing a comprehensive fitness product for women in 2016. Now, I’ve got a huge mouth and have been known to spill the beans so before I say anything else I’m not supposed to, I’ve got a ton of great new fitness articles and information for you in this installment of The Week in Review. More on the women’s fitness product later. For now, enjoy The Week in Review and have a great rest of your weekend! -J Articles By Jordan In this weeks new article “The Single-Leg Hip Thrust: 3 Critical Mistakes You Never Want to Make,” I explain why the single-leg hip thrust is one of my all-time favorite exercises, how most people completely botch the technique, and how you can use it to get the most bang for your booty. See what I did there? Enjoy!...
Syatt Fitness: The Week in Review (8/16/2015)

Syatt Fitness: The Week in Review (8/16/2015)

G’morning and happy Sunday! I’m taking this morning pretty easy, sipping on a freshly brewed cup’o coffee and reading the last few chapters of a new book I just bought and plowed through yesterday. Then I’ll be spending the rest of my day getting entirely too much vitamin D at the beach with a few other strength coaches and fitness nerds, like myself. In the meantime, I’ve got a ton of great new fitness articles and information for you in this installment of The Week in Review. Enjoy and have a great rest of your weekend! -J Articles By Jordan In this weeks article, “The RKC Plank is Massively Overrated: Try This Brand New Plank Variation to Blast Your Core,” I explain why the RKC Plank isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and which plank variation is superior for improving core strength and function.  My Training Log My training logs are back and I’m posting them daily on Instagram! I’ve shared some brand new videos with you below but if you want more make sure to follow me on Instagram @SyattFitness Crow Pose to Handstand Hold I took this week a little lighter and focused on a bunch of body weight/gymnastic drills to give myself a break from heavy lifting and have some fun in the sun. A video posted by Jordan Syatt (@syattfitness) on Aug 9, 2015 at 11:21am PDT Pistol Squat The ultimate expression of mobility, stability, and single-leg strength…the pistol squat is a skill that took me a long time to achieve and I constantly practice to make sure I never lose. A video posted by Jordan Syatt (@syattfitness) on Aug 11, 2015 at 4:28am PDT Client Spotlight: Tracy Tracy has...
Syatt Fitness: The Week in Review (8/9/2015)

Syatt Fitness: The Week in Review (8/9/2015)

G’morning and happy Sunday! This past week was full of “first times” for me, including my first two Powerlifting for Fat Loss live online webinars that I presented for free to Syatt Fitness VIP Members. The response was actually so good that I’m already preparing several more live courses, so if you want to listen in for free next time make sure you become a Syatt Fitness VIP Member HERE. I also went sky diving for my first time this past Thursday and that was, well, I took a short video so you could see for yourself. Now it’s a gorgeous Sunday here in Boston and I’m on my way to train an early morning client. But first, I’ve got a ton of great new fitness articles and information for you in this installment of The Week in Review. Enjoy and talk soon! -J Articles By Jordan In this weeks article, “Training to Muscle Failure: 5 Hacks for Serious Lifters” I walk you through what the current research has to say about training to failure (whether it’s actually helping or hurting you), and how you can apply these findings to help you get stronger, leaner, and perform better.  —-> Training to Muscle Failure: 5 Hacks for Serious Lifters <—- My Training Log My training logs are back and I’m posting them daily on Instagram! I’ve shared some brand new videos with you below but if you want more make sure to follow me on Instagram @SyattFitness Sumo Deadlifts: 4 x 5 @ 405lbs Supersetted with Some #Groovin’ I’ve always said, “if you aren’t having fun during training then you aren’t doing it right.” So, naturally, this past Friday I found myself supersetting...
Syatt Fitness: The Week in Review (8/2/2015)

Syatt Fitness: The Week in Review (8/2/2015)

G’morning and happy Sunday! You know those days where you wake up after a long week, slowly gather yourself over a hot mug of coffee, let out a sigh of relief and all of a sudden feel like a huge weight has been lifted off your shoulders? That’s how I feel today and, I gotta be honest, it’s amazing. So now, after a stressful week, I’m wicked excited to be planning my next trip starting in mid September where I’ll travel to Israel, stay there for about 4-weeks, and then probably make my way over to Europe. I’ll still be writing articles, making videos, producing content, and working with my online coaching clients, but I figured there’s no time like the present so if I’m going to travel…it might as well be now! Fair warning: I’m sending more and more content (stuff that’s not available on this website) to my free VIP members via e-mail so if you want to join the community for free you can sign up HERE. I’m also stoked because this week I’m hosting 2 free Syatt Fitness VIP Only Powerlifting for Fat Loss live mini courses. All 250 seats are taken for the course at 7pm on Tuesday but the 1pm course has several spots left so if you want to register you can become a VIP for free HERE and I’ll send you an e-mail on Monday or Tuesday with the registration link. As for now, I’ve got a brand new installment of The Week in Review for you with a bunch of the best fitness content from the past week. Enjoy and talk soon! -J Articles By Jordan In today’s “Article From the...
Syatt Fitness: The Week in Review (7/26/2015)

Syatt Fitness: The Week in Review (7/26/2015)

G’morning and happy Sunday! It’s a beautiful day here in Boston and I’ve gotta jet (I need to get some vitamin D!) but before I head out I’ve got a huge list of the best fitness info from the past week for you in this newest installment of The Week in Review. Enjoy and have a great weekend, -J Articles By Jordan If you want to burn fat and keep it off…how often should you weigh yourself? Some coaches say you should never, ever, ever step on the scale because it’s not a true indicator of fat loss. Other coaches say you need to step on the scale every day if, for nothing else, the accountability factor. Who is right? In today’s “Article From the Archives” I reveal 10 things you need to know before you even consider stepping on the scale. 1. How Often Should You Weigh Youself? 10 Things You NEED to Know Before Stepping on the Scale My Training Log My training logs are back and I’m posting them daily on Instagram! I’ve shared some brand new videos with you below but if you want more make sure to follow me on Instagram @SyattFitness Sumo Deadlift: 3 x 4 @ 445lbs Over the past few months I’ve had to seriously abbreviate my training to accommodate for a busier schedule than usual. But even while spending less time in the gym, my strength is still at its peak and I’m feeling great. My point? Don’t let life get you down. You don’t have to worry about losing your ‪#‎gainz‬ because you spend less time in the gym. To the contrary, you can spend less time in the gym and easily...
Syatt Fitness: The Week in Review (7/19/2015)

Syatt Fitness: The Week in Review (7/19/2015)

Check out what I just found! The picture on the left was taken when I was 18 years old. I hadn’t seen it for years when I just so happened to stumble upon it the other day while I was going through random old files on my computer. As soon as I found it I created this side-by-side with my most recent progress picture and, well, you can see the change for yourself.  The craziest part? I weigh the same in both pictures! On the left I was 140lbs and on the right I was 142lbs.  Isn’t that nuts? Just goes to show you the scale does not, can not, and will not ever tell you the whole story.  Also worth noting, in the first picture I deadlifted around 250lbs. Now I deadlift over 530lbs at the same body weight.  As Louie Simmons always says, “Big isn’t strong. Strong is strong.“ Anyway, enough babbling. I’ve got a great installment of The Week in Review lined up for you this week so, without further adieu, enjoy! -J Articles By Jordan One of my most popular articles to date, in this piece I reveal the truth about calorie counting and answer the long awaited question, “Does calorie counting really work?” In this article you’re going to learn if calorie counting is (or isn’t) all it’s cracked up to be and how that affects your approach to improving your body. 1. Does Calorie Counting Work? The Truth Finally Revealed My Training Logs My training logs are back and I’m posting them daily on Instagram! I’ve shared some brand new videos with you below but if you want more make sure to follow me on Instagram @SyattFitness Front Squats:...