The Red Sox are World Champions. Love it. I don’t know what I’m more rattled about… that I have fallen asleep during every clinching game the past three World Series or that I wasn’t able to be in Boston for game 6. Truth be told, I’d have given up coffee forever to be at that game and I love me some coffee.
So while in a sense it’s the OH MY GOD THE SOX ARE CHAMPS reads of the week edition, I felt it was more important to highlight this badass article I stumbled across thanks to Chad. I recently watched the trailer to the Lone Survivor movie (which looks incredible by the way) and within it contained the Seals Mantra and one line particularly stood out:
“Anything worth doing is worth overdoing. Moderation is for cowards.”
That’s powerful stuff ladies and gentlemen and if Chris’s article could be summed up in one sentence, that sure could be it.
I fucking love this article. Dream big. Chasing something special. Stop at nothing in pursuit. Live your life with balls. Amen.
11 Ways to Live Your Life with Balls by Chris McCombs
As a trainer, it’s so easy to be consumed with giving your client the best fat loss or muscle building program. Results are important don’t get me wrong but they are far from the complete picture. Clients want you to care about them, to empathize with their struggles, to understand why it’s not so easy to just lose 10 pounds. Jon does an excellent job of breaking down all these things and giving trainers a means for getting inside the heads of clients to give them the complete experience.
Can You Guarantee Improved Performance by Mike Robertson
I thought this article was incredibly insightful, not only in terms of the knowledge bombs that Mike dropped but also how it applied to my own development as an athlete.
I’m strong for a pitcher. I can say without hesitation that I can deadlift and squat more than most of the professional pitchers I encounter. But I don’t throw harder, my command often isn’t as good, and I’m constantly battling a cranky shoulder.
Despite, these limitations, what’s my goal always? To squat or deadlift more. Flawed thinking. Mobility and stability work isn’t sexy, but as Mike tells you for most athletes its far more important than strength work.
Show Me Strength Recap
Hacking Your Offseason Volume 5: How To Not Be a Skinny Fat Wimp by Chad Rodgers
Being skinny-fat is an epidemic around the world. Most people encounter it but have no idea how to overcome it. Chad gives you actionable steps you can use to banish your skinny fat self forever in the past.
Why I Failed Volume 3: Be the Exception to Every Rule by Travis Smith
It’s damn hard to be the exception to every rule. It means doing stuff that’s hard. It means doing stuff that no one else wants to do. It means being ok with being the lone wolf. It means doing all those things every single day of your life.
Travis delivers the why, how will you start taking action to be the exception?
A Hero’s Guide to Eating Legendary by Andrew Ferreira
I love Nate Green’s Hero Handbook and Chad Howse’s work on living your own legendary lifestyle. This was my tribute to them and how they’ve impacted my thinking on my journey in life. How can we be our own heroes with something we encounter and take fore granted every day?