Friday, February 19, 2016

Strength and Health TV - Episode 27: Training the two most neglected muscle groups.

In this week's episode I go over some of my favorite exercises for what I consider to be two of the most neglected muscle groups in the body - the neck and grip!

I present a few different exercises that can be performed with little to no equipment or expense.

A big thanks to Louie Simmons of Westside Barbell for inspiring some of these and his intern Flavio for the neck harness + band over the shoulders drill - it's one of my favorites as it works the entire back from the base of the skull down to the tailbone.

I hope you enjoy this week's episode and that it motives you to add some neck and grip training into your workout!

Stay Strong AND Healthy,


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Thursday, February 18, 2016

My Latest Appearance on the Live Life Aggressively Podcast with Mike Mahler and Sincere Hogan.

It was awesome to be a guest again on the Live Life Aggressively Podcast with my friends Mike Mahler and Sincere Hogan!

Top strength coach and author, Scott Shetler returns to the LLA Show to discuss the following:
  • Scott shares his recent travels toWestside Barbell & what he learned from the legendary Louie Simmons
  • Scott discusses the benefits ofutilizing bands during deadlifts
  • The guys discuss Rafael Dos Anjos's current training program, Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, & the missing link of proper strength training in MMA
  • Scott shares what he learned from Louie's chair deadlift technique
  • The guys discuss a recent episode of the Joe Rogan podcast w/the producers ofCowspiracy & the fallacy of grass fed beef
  • Why twitter wars are senseless, especially in terms of diet choices
  • Why are the guys discussingBacon Buttered Coffee
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Friday, February 5, 2016

Strength & Health TV - Episode 26: A Simple Workout for GPP and Restoration.

In this week's episode I look at one of my favorite training methods for General Physical Preparation (GPP) as well as restoration and recovery.

I find that the older I get, the more I need to focus my training on restoration and recovery to keep me making progress with my heavy workouts as well as promoting overall health.

This workout requires very little equipment, a pair of light Indian clubs from and a heavy club from, a pair of light kettlebells and either a bamboo or iron brush (if you are new to body conditioning with the brushes start with the bamboo brush, honestly that is probably all you'll need.)

This workout can take anywhere from 10-20 minutes to complete, which is why I never buy the "I just don't have time to exercise" excuse, and begins with Indian club exercises for the wrists, elbows and shoulders; then moves on to a double kettlebell circuit that hits every muscle in the entire body - front squats, push-ups, 1-arm rows, squat thrusts, 1/2 snatch, clean & press, clean, and swings (for restoration I recommend 1-3 circuits of 3-5 reps for each exercise); and finishes with beating the entire body with the bamboo or iron brush for a "health massage", where I like to do 3-5 passes over each body part.

I hope you enjoyed this week's episode and if you have any questions or suggestions for future show topics please leave them in the comments section below the video.

Stay Strong AND Healthy,