Syatt Fitness: The Week in Review (2/22/2015)

by Jordan Syatt February 22, 2015

G’morning and happy Sunday!

This past week was another crazy one in Boston with all of the snow but a fun week nonetheless, culminating in yesterday’s couples fitness challenge at Achieve Fitness just outside the city. 

I recently met and became friends with the owners, Jason and Lauren, who put on an incredible challenge and did an extraordinary job all day long.

Garrett and I had a ton of fun and actually ended up winning the challenge as well as some sweet prizes along the way.

Notably, Garrett hit 2 huge personal records of 14 chin-ups and 40 push-ups in a row.

She’s insanely strong, I know.

I had a good day as well hitting 30 chin-ups in a row, 60 push-ups in 1 minute, and a 96-inch (8 foot) standing broad jump. 

All in all, it was a fantastic day with great people and an exceptional community. 

Moving on, I’ve got a ton of great info for you in this installment of The Week in Review so enjoy and I’ll talk to you soon.

-J

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You’re Doing Push-Ups Wrong. Here’s How to Correct Them

Client Spotlight

Jim

JimSquat: 340lbs to 397lbs (+57lbs)

Bench Press: 230lbs to 258.5lbs (+28.5lbs)

Deadlift: 400lbs to 418lbs (+18lbslbs)

Total: 970lbs to 1073.5lbs (+103.5lbslbs)

Jim is a member of my online coaching program and in the past 12-weeks Jim added over 100lbs to his squat, bench press, and deadlift total. 

3 months.

90 days.

That’s all it took.

Needless to say, Jim worked exceptionally hard over the past 12-weeks and his extraordinary results speak themselves. 

What did I have Jim do?

Like all of my online coaching clients, I wrote Jim an individualized 12-week training program specifically designed to target his personal weaknesses.

Since Jim was focused on improving his raw powerlifting performance, I designed his program using the template I outlined in my book, Raw Strength for Powerlifting.

Raw Strength Book CoverThe only 12-week peaking program specifically designed for raw powerlifters, if you want to see how much you can increase your squat, bench press, and deadlift as quickly as possible I highly encourage you to give this program a shot.

Congratulations, Jim!

You worked incredibly hard over the past 12-weeks and I’m excited to continue working with you to see your continued progress.

My Strength Lesson’s & Training Logs

My strength lessons and training logs are back and I’m posting them daily on Instagram! I’ve shared some brand videos with you below but if you want more make sure to follow me on Instagram @SyattFitness

Strength Lesson

Whats my all-time favorite deadlift variation and why? I explain in today’s daily strength lesson, below. For an instructional video tutorial, read THIS ARTICLE.

Strength Lesson

Max effort lifts are not the time to practice technique. They’re for displaying your ability to safely and effectively perform.

Recommended Reading

  1. 10 Important Notes on Assessments via Eric Cressey
  2. How to Become a Functional Movement Guru in 40 Easy Steps via Bret Contreras
  3. What’s Your Favorite Position? Via Travis Pollen
  4. 7 Science-Based Health Benefits of Water via Authority Nutrition
  5. You’re Doing Push-Ups Wrong. Here’s How to Correct Them via Syatt Fitness
  6. 6 More Things Elite Coaches Do via Precision Nutrition
  7. Four Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Healthier Person via Dick Talens
  8. The Biggest Mistake I Made Building Muscle via Bryan Krahn
  9. Does Epsom Salt Work? Via Pain Science
  10. An Epic Debunking of the Saturated Fat Myth via Authority Nutrition
  11. Never “Just Give a Workout” via Jon Goodman
  12. Training is for Building, Not Testing via Chad Smith
  13. Master the Bench Press: 4 New Tips to Improve Leg Drive via Adam Pine
  14. The Novice Raw Powerlifters Guide to Supportive Gear via Tony Bonvechio
  15. 7 Habits of Highly Effective Deadlifters via Tony Gentilcore






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