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

by Jordan Syatt August 23, 2015
Jordan and Stacey

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!


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!

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

1.5 RDL’s

One of my new favorite drills for posterior chain development, if you know your glutes & hamstrings are a major weakness then you’ve gotta give this exercise a try. Fair warning, you’ll be sore for days. I did this on Tuesday and was still sore on Saturday.

A video posted by Jordan Syatt (@syattfitness) on

Seated DB Clean and Press

A great drill for shoulder health and hypertrophy, I tend to use the Seated DB Clean and Press near the tail end of my upper body training sessions. If you give it a shot, make sure to start with very light weight – you don’t need a lot for it be effective and too much can actually do more harm than good.

A video posted by Jordan Syatt (@syattfitness) on

Feet Elevated Close-Grip Med Ball Push-Ups

Another great upper body drill, this push-up variation emphasizes the pecs and triceps much more than standard push-ups which is why I’m so fond of it. Well, I guess “fond” is a relative term because when I’m doing it hate every second of it.

A video posted by Jordan Syatt (@syattfitness) on

Client Spotlight: Scott

Scott was a member of my online coaching program for 12-weeks and his results were nothing short of extraordinary.


But after our initial 12-week consult Scott wanted to keep on going so he used the skills he learned throughout our time working together and in 4-months ended up dropping over 20lbs and completely transformed his body.

Now Scott is in his final prep stage leading up to his next Powerlifting competition and things couldn’t be shaping up any better. 

He’s leaner and stronger than ever and works so damn hard it’s mind boggling.

Keep up the great work, Scott. You’re the man!

Want to Apply for a Spot in My Online Coaching Program?

Fill out the short form HERE, briefly explain what you’d like to accomplish through working with me, and I’ll get back to you within 48-hours.

Recommended Reading

  1. What Are Your 4lbs Made Of? via Precision Nutrition
  2. Reduced Fat and Reduced Carbohydrate Diets for Fat Loss: A Research Review via Lyle McDonald
  3. Aspartame: Good or Bad? via Authority Nutrition
  4. The Single-Leg Hip Thrust: 3 Critical Mistakes You Never Want to Make via Syatt Fitness
  5. Why Athletes Need to Slow Down via Mike Perry
  6. How Much Protein Do You Need to Build Muscle, Lose Fat, and Maintain an Aesthetic Body? via JC Deen
  7. Making Sense of Your Warm-Up via Rob Colameta
  8. What My First 5 Years as a Trainer Can Teach You via Brandon LaVack
  9. 11 Protein Myths Shattered via Mike Vacanti
  10. 5 Awesome Glute Exercises You Aren’t Doing (Yet) via Jen Comas
  11. Does “Feel” Matter with Core Stability Exercises? via Eric Cressey
  12. Bro, Do You Even Floss? via Neghar Fonooni
  13. Really Low-Fat vs. Somewhat Low-Carb Diets: A Nuanced Analysis via
  14. Really Low-Fat vs. Somewhat Low-Carb Diets: A Nuanced Analysis via
  15. Nutrition and Epigenetics: What You Eat Echoes in Eternity via Brad Dieter
  16. 5 Reasons Why Experiencing Your Fitness Business Can Improve Your Business via Pete Dupuis

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