Syatt Fitness: The Week in Review (9/7/2014)

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I hope you’re having an awesome weekend and enjoying some well-deserved R&R.

This past week proved to be very busy on the fitness interwebz which means I’ve got a ton of great info for you in this installment of The Week in Review

Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!


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Lisa in her new SF Tank

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Articles By Jordan

Fitness Myths that NEED to Die: Is Muscle Soreness a Good Thing?

Body Transformation Scams Exposed: How the Fitness Industry is Fooling You

Daily Strength Lesson’s

Monday’s Strength Lesson: Want to get stronger? Stop missing lifts.


Stop working up to the point of failure.

Too often lifters think that in order to get stronger they need to work up to their absolute maximum every single training session. In the process they almost always end up failing which – when done on a regular basis – actually does more harm than good.

Not only will consistently missing lifts put entirely too much undue stress on your body, it also:

– ingrains faulty motor patterns
– increases your risk of injury and 
– psychologically will come back to bite you in the ass when you attempt that same weight again (i.e. decrease self efficacy).

Remember, getting stronger doesn’t entail working at your absolute maximum 100% of the time. In fact, it’d be smarter (from a long-term perspective) to do as little as possible while still achieving that strength stimulus. In that way, you’ll stay healthier, fresher, and perform to the best of your ability while progressively getting stronger. 

Chase the minimum effective dose. Not the absolute maximum.


Tuesday’s Strength Lesson: Million-dollar ideas are a dime a dozen. Million-dollar actions are few and far between.

Ever had “the best idea ever?”

You know, one of those ideas for an invention or product that would blow everyone’s mind and make you insanely rich?

What happened?

Did you pursue it?

Like…seriously go after it and give everything you had to make it happen?

Probably not.

See, everyone has million-dollar ideas. We think of ’em all the time.

But thinking of them means absolutely nothing. Having the idea in your head is worthless without action.

And this goes for everything. Not just making a lot of $$$. If you want to do *anything* novel or unique you’re gonna need to take action. You’re gonna need to put in a shit ton of time, work, and effort into making something that people will truly love and benefit from.

What most people won’t admit is that taking action can be scary.

Like really. fucking. scary.

But you can’t let that stop you.

You can’t let your fear keep you from doing something great. From achieving your goals. From being the person you want to be. 

While it’s easier said than done, you’ve gotta stare that fear in the face and keep on pushing. No matter what. It’s going to be challenging, difficult, and one hell of a ride…but once it’s all said and done…you’ll be happy you stuck with it and itching for more barriers to overcome. 

Got a million-dollar idea?

Cool. So does everyone else.

Make it a million-dollar action.


Wednesday’s Strength Lesson: Time to pony up and get your short-shorts & headbands on because today is Sample Workout Wednesday!

Want a good bench workout?

This training session is simple, effective and’ll get you in & out of the gym in about 1-hour or less.

1) Pause Bench Press: 4 x 4

2) Incline Bench Press: 3 x 6

3) T-Bar Row: 4 x 6

4) [Weighted] Chin-Up: 3 x 8

That’s it.


Give it a shot. You won’t be disappoint.


Thursday’s Strength Lesson: No matter what happens, you’re always just 1 meal away from hopping right back on track with your nutrition. 

People often fall off the bandwagon with their diet because they think they already screwed up.

Maybe they had a bowl of cereal (or 6), went out to dinner and had an extra large dessert, or went on vacation for a week and let their diet completely go by the wayside.

Whatever the trigger, this often leads people to continue making poor nutritional choices because they believe they already fucked up and there’s nothing they can do to fix it.

The good news is that’s wrong.

You CAN fix it!

In fact, no matter what, you’re always only 1 meal away from hopping right back on track and continuing to make outstanding progress.

See, it doesn’t matter if you have a bowl of cereal (or 6), eat an extra large dessert, or go on vacation for a week and eat like shit the entire time. 

What matters is what you do next.

Do you say “fuck it” and keep making poor choices…or do you say “great, I had fun, now it’s time to get back on track.”

While the first option will continue to set you back further, the latter will immediately put you right back on track and get you to start seeing results *very* quickly.

When in doubt, you can always remember that what’s done is done and past choices aren’t worth fretting over. What’s important is your next choice as that’s where progress truly begins.


Friday’s Strength Lesson:It’s important to make someone happy, and it’s important to start with yourself.



Recommended Reading

  1. The 3-Step Process to Achieve All of Your FItness Goals via Nia Shanks
  2. Maybe All You Need is Lifting via Charles Staley
  3. Programming for Speed Development via Chris Lyons
  4. Forgive Yourself via Seth Godin
  5. Dose Determines Desired Developments: How to Not Fear Foods via Dean Somerset
  6. Body Transformation Scams Exposed: How the Fitness Industry is Fooling You via Syatt Fitness
  7. Exercises You Should Be Doing: Band Horizontal Abduction with Press via Tony Gentilcore
  8. A Woman’s Worth via Molly Galbraith
  9. Which Type of Periodization is Best for Strength Gains? via Chris Beardsley
  10. 5 Reasons You Don’t Look Like You Lift via Daniel John
  11. Does Bad Posture Cause Back Pain? via Todd Hargrove
  12. Fitness Myths that NEED to Die: Is Muscle Soreness a Good Thing? via Syatt Fitness
  13. How to Coach the Deadlift Set-Up for Strength and Safety via Eric Cressey
  14. The Tenets of Fat Loss via Tony Gentilcore
  15. Is Low-Carb Really the Best Weight Loss Diet? via

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