Syatt Fitness: The Week In Review (2/22/2014)

by Jordan Syatt February 22, 2014

Before we dig into this installment of The Week In Review, I want to say thank you to everyone who made the release of my new product, The Elite Performance Squat Seminar, so successful.

Because of your help, encouragement, and support the seminar has already reached hundreds of people! Considering my goal is to rid the fitness industry of fallacy & dogma while providing everyone with the best information to help them achieve their individual goals, it’s safe to say that this launch was an extraordinary success.

I’d also like to thank each and every coffee bean that helped to keep me conscious throughout the entire launch process. Unquestionably one of the most rewarding weeks of my career, I think I slept a total of 16 hours in the last 7 days which wouldn’t have been possible without the help of my favorite little beans.

With that being said, today is going to be spent relaxing and eating my face off.

I hope you have a safe and wonderful weekend,


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Daily Strength Lesson’s

Monday’s Strength Lesson: Want to improve your squat and lift truly heavy weight?

I’m extremely happy to announce the official release of my brand new product, The Elite Performance Squat Seminar!

Clocking in at just under 2-hours long, this seminar teaches you everything you need to know to build your strongest, pain free, squat in the shortest amount of time. No more cookie cutter program designs!

In this seminar you’ll learn:

✔How to assess and correct YOUR movement patterns

✔The best squat technique for YOUR individual needs

✔The most effective squat progressions and variations

✔How to program the squat for optimal results

This week the seminar is on a huge sale for only $29 so if you want to drastically improve your (and your clients) squat performance, don’t miss out on this deal.

Download your copy of The Elite Performance Squat Seminar before the sale is over!



Tuesday’s Strength Lesson: A great coach understands how to separate her/his goals from what the client wants to achieve.

Too often coaches and personal trainers assume everyone wants exactly what they want and, as a result, train everyone the same way.

Big mistake.

Not only is this a shortsighted point of view, but it will lead to unsatisfied clientele with very few actually achieving their goals.

As a coach, your goals are irrelevant.

The reality is that most of your clients probably have very different goals (and unquestionably different needs) than you. It’s your job to understand their goals are equally as valid as yours and that *they’re trusting you* to help them get the results they want.

When coaching, put your goals and preferences aside. Focus on your client and do everything in your power to help them accomplish what they’re working to achieve.


Wednesday’s Strength Lesson: Want a sample workout specifically designed to increase your squat?

I’ve got you covered.

1) 2sec Pause Squat: 4 x 3

2) Front Squat vs. Chain: 3 x 6

3a) [Weighted] Glute-Ham Raise: 3 x 8
3b) Prowler Strides: 3 x 50-70yds

4) Reverse Crunch: 2 x 8

[Fair Warning] – You will be cussing me out during the training session. Fortunately, I’m O.K. with that. I forgive you.


Thursday’s Strength Lesson: Incorporating dynamic effort (speed) squats into your program is, in my opinion, an integral component of building a strong squat.

But how and when is it appropriate to integrate them into your training cycle?

This is a great question that I covered in my Elite Performance Squat Seminar

Briefly, how & when to incorporate speed squats entirely depends on you and your current training status.

– Are you strong but slow?
– Are you fast but weak?
– Are you a mix of the two?

Depending on your individual needs you may or may not need to incorporate speed squats into your training cycle.

If you want to learn the answer to this question to *individualize* your training and improve your squat, grab the Elite Performance Squat Seminar while it’s still on sale – it only lasts through tomorrow night!

Download your discounted copy here —> Give Me The Elite Performance Squat Seminar


Friday’s Strength Lesson:Very few movements require the same degree of dedication, desire and determination as heavy squats. Squats are more than a physical strength builder and may be the only movement that builds a person’s character. Life is about standing up AFTER a heavy load takes you down.

Recommended Reading

  1. 7 Random Thoughts on Sports Performance Training via Eric Cressey
  2. Mind-Muscle Connection: Fact or BS? via Bret Contreras
  3. 9 Little-Known Tips to Improve Your Squat: Part 1 via Syatt Fitness
  4. 14 Must-Try Tools to Speed Recovery via Greatist
  5. How to Front Squat via Bret Contreras
  6. The 4 Most Ludicrous Myths: Powerlifting Edition via Syatt Fitness
  7. Coaching Cues to Make Your S&C Programs More Effective via Eric Cressey
  8. Analyzing the Squat: Interview with Jordan Syatt via Miguel Aragoncillo
  9. 9 Little-Known Tips to Improve Your Squat: Part 2 via Syatt Fitness
  10. The Truth About Nutrient Timing via Brad SchoenfeldAlan AragonAdam Bornstein
  11. Carb Controversy: Why Low-Carb Diets Have It All Wrong via Brian St. Pierre
  12. 4 Little-Known Tips to Increase Your Squat via Tony Gentilcore
  13. 3 Squat Myths that Need to Die via Syatt Fitness
  14. Don’t Break the First Promise of the Day via Nate Green
  15. 9 Little-Known Tips to Improve Your Squat: Part 3 via Syatt Fitness

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