Syatt Fitness: The Week in Review (11/9/2014)

I Don't Always Do Cardio but When I Do Its Called Sex

This week was insane!

Aside from a full week of coaching and training (my log is linked below), I also presented at 2 different seminars.

On Saturday I drove to Pennsylvania to film my Optimizing the Performance Coach seminar along with my friend and colleague, Marshall Roy.

Filming my module on the science & application of coaching cues

Filming my module on the science & application of coaching cues.

Then on Wednesday I drove to Connecticut with Brandon LaVack to present on Squat & Deadlift assessment, technique, and programming considerations for the NEHRSA/IRHSA conference. 

squat and deadliftJust when I thought the week couldn’t get any better, I got to eat and lift with none other than Yoni Freedhoff, Spencer Nadolsky, and his brother Kasey Nadolsky.

AKA the Doc’s Who Lift.

yoni spencer kaseyAnd while it was an insanely busy (and tiring) week, it was also incredibly fun and I loved every minute of it.

And now I’m excited to share with you this installment of The Week in Review which has the best fitness info from the past week.



Articles By Jordan

  1. The Dirty Truth Behind Emphasizing Good Fats in Your Diet
  1. 5 Essential Components of the Ultimate Pre-Workout Meal

Coaches Food for Thought

“You can give a client the absolute best nutrition/exercise info in the world…

but if you don’t help them establish the skills and habits to use it all effectively…that info is worthless.”

Knowledge is important but it’s far from the only thing our clients need to succeed.

Rather, helping our clients to develop habits, skills, and motivational tools to help them stay consistent with their guidelines is the best way to ensure long-term success.

Think about it.

Pretty much everyone know’s they should exercise and eat better (at least more fruits & veggies) on a regular basis.

They understand that it will help to improve their health and function in all facets of life.

So why don’t they do it?

Because knowledge isn’t enough.



Motivational tools.

These are what we need to help our clients develop in order for them to succeed.

So next time you’re working with a client, before you start listing off why they should do X, Y, or Z…help them come up with a plan to facilitate the execution of those tasks in the simplest and easiest way possible.

My Training Log

Max Effort Squat & Deadlift

Max Effort Bench Press

Dynamic Effort Squat & Deadlift

Recommended Reading

  1. How and Why You Should Work on Grip Strength via Rob Sutton
  2. Training Clients with Weight Bearing Exercise for Osteoporosis via Alison Marsh
  3. Athletic > Aesthetic via Stacey Schaedler
  4. 5 Essential Components of the Ultimate Pre-Workout Meal via Syatt Fitness
  5. Trust in the System: How Being an Optimist Will Help You in S&C via Eric Cressey
  6. Stop Stretching: You’re Wasting Your Time via Lance Goyke
  7. Do You Need to Train People In-Person to Write About Training People? Via Tony Gentilcore
  8. Food Babe’s Bull Shit Habits via Yvette Guinevere
  9. Trust Me, You Have the Time via Bret Contreras
  10. The Myth of Core Stability via Kevin Neeld
  11. Muscle? Ain’t No Body Got Time for That via Bryan Krahn
  12. World’s Foremost Obesity Experts Don’t Practice What They Preach via Yoni Freedhoff
  13. The Dirty Truth Behind Emphasizing Good Fats in Your Diet via Syatt Fitness
  14. How to Take Charge of Your Motivation via Roger Lawson
  15. The 5 Jackasses of Fitness via Dan John

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