Syatt Fitness: The Week In Review (4/27/2014)

SF Workout Group 1

Oh hai!

I hope you’re having an awesome weekend and enjoying the glorious weather!

So far my weekend’s been a blast, hanging out with my buddy JC Deen, trying several new brewschi’s (including two great stouts), and a pretty intense dynamic effort bench press session.

Before we break into this installment of The Week In Review, I have one brief announcement to share with you:

Do you remember my $10/month online coaching program over at

With beach season just around the corner, this group is focused on losing fat and building strength. Having just finished phase 1, the current members are having a ton of fun and getting stronger by the minute.

The good news is you can join at any time and for only $10/month. If losing fat and gaining strength is on your to-do list, I’d love to have you join my online coaching group, HERE.

In the meantime, I have tons of great info for you in this installment of The Week In Review!

Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!


Articles By Jordan

Client Spotlight: Lisa’s Insane Beach Body Transformation

Exercises Even Hater Will Love: How to Perform the Step-Up

How to Deadlift After Back Injury

Daily Strength Lesson’s

Monday’s Strength Lesson: “Perfect is the enemy of good.”

In other words…insisting on absolute perfection can, and will, result in no improvement whatsoever.

Specific to strength, this concept is exemplified in individuals who shy away from putting more weight on the bar for fear of technical breakdown.

Granted, the importance of maintaining proper form (especially with beginners) cannot be overstated.

However, as you grow as a lifter, absolute fear of slight technical breakdown will prevent you from reaching your true strength potential. 

Of course, try to maintain “perfect” form (whatever that may be) as often as possible, but don’t let your quest for “perfection” keep you from pushing yourself to new heights.


Tuesday’s Strength Lesson: “The worst program followed consistently will yield better results than the best program followed inconsistently.”

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if you truly want to optimize your training and get the best results…you *need* to follow a training program.

Ideally it will be individualized for your specific needs and goals but, more importantly, you must follow the program consistently.

Regardless of how “good” or “bad” the program is…you won’t experience *any* results if you don’t stick to it on a regular basis.


Wednesday’s Strength Lesson: Time to bust out your head bands and short-shorts because today’s Sample Workout Wednesday!

This lower-body workout is a sample from my online group coaching program on Designed to help you improve strength while losing fat, this workout might look too easy but, trust me, it’ll put you on your ass.

1) Squat: 3 x 5

2) RDL: 3 x 8

3a) Goblet Reverse Lunge: 3 x 8/leg

3b) Reverse Crunch: 3 x 8


Instructions: Perform the following circuit in a ladder-based fashion. Perform each exercise for 10 reps, then 9, 8, 7, and so-on until you hit 0.

1a) Thrusters

1b) Yoga Push-Ups

Want to get coached by me for only $10/month? Join my online group coaching program!


Thursday’s Strength Lesson: “A good coach strives to make his athletes better than himself.”

One of the most profound things Louie Simmons ever said to me, I’ve fully adopted this train of thought and wholeheartedly believe it to be true.

As an athlete and coach, through adopting this mindset I’ve been able to not only develop extraordinary relationships with my clients, I’ve also seen drastic improvements in both their performance and overall enjoyment of the program.

Want to be a better coach?

Strive to make your athletes better than you. 

A lot better than you.


Friday’s Strength Lesson:If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.

Recommended Reading

  1. P90X and Muscle Confusion: The Truth via Charles Staley
  2. The Ultimate Guide to Cheating: Planning to Fail via Dick Talens
  3. Client Spotlight: Lisa’s Insane Beach Body Transformation via Syatt Fitness
  4. Squats vs. Hip Thrusts: Which is Better? via Bret Contreras
  5. Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable via Tony Gentilcore
  6. Is Diet Soda Bad For You? via
  7. The Myth of Cardio Before Breakfast – De-Bunked! via Brad Schoenfeld
  8. Can Plyometrics Be Used to Create a Post-Activation Potentian? via Chris Beardsley
  9. Exercises Even Hater Will Love: How to Perform the Step-Up via Syatt Fitness
  10. The Energy Balance Equation via Lyle McDonald
  11. Male vs. Female (Fitness) Double Standards via Tony Gentilcore
  12. Glycolytic Conditioning & Psychology vs. Physiology. “Mental Toughness?” via Sam Leahey
  13. Two HRV Case Studies via Mike Robertson
  14. To Crunch or Not to Crunch? via Brad Schoenfeld
  15. How to Deadlift After Back Injury via Syatt Fitness

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