Happy Monday. In case your dragging today, I’ve included a motivational image; look at those guys getting after it with bars loaded with barbwire. If you’re still thinking your gym sucks because they don’t have a glute ham raise get over it, or maybe you just need to watch this video. No excuses.
In my last post outlining my goals for 2011 I forgot one thing: to increase my use of social media. I don’t know why I said increase, I don’t really use it at all, but that’s about to change. I’ve gotten myself a Twitter account now and need to update the Facebook account which I haven’t really touched in a couple of years. I’ve been one of those stubborn types who criticizes social media and wishes for the days of no cell phones and books that had actual, tangible pages. Well, I don’t think I can hold out any longer, after listening to a recent podcast and hearing Michael Boyle say this about social media:
“What you realize is that the influence is being wielded by the people who are using the internet, whether you like it or you don’t like it…You’ve got to be on Facebook, you’ve got to have a blog, you’ve got to be on Twitter. If you’re not doing this stuff then you’re falling behind…if you don’t embrace the current marketing with in that business, then you’re probably doomed to fail.”
Doomed to fail! We don’t want that, so social media here we come, from now on every time I bench press, go to the bathroom, or write a new blog post, all of my “friends” will know! Not quite, but Boyle is right it’s time to step up my internet presence, I’m falling behind.
This might seem ironic, as I’ve had a blog for some time, but I’ve never gone out of my way to tell others to read it. And I always thought having a bunch of “friends” I don’t know on Facebook was kind of weird, but if the guys who don’t train people are getting all the praise simply because of their web presence, well we can’t have that then.
In other random news, I’ve finished Dan John’s new book Mass Made Simple. I will write a review once I do the program. It will probably be a little bit until my body can handle the squatting load in the program. Bodyweight for 50 reps!
Also, Eric Cressey put out a nice blog post last week entitled 5 Reasons Direct Rotator Cuff Work is Necessary in a Strength Training Program. Check it out, and remember to program your traditional cuff work like cable external rotations after all of your upper body lifts, to further prevent impingement.