Helpful Links and Information for Chapters One and Two of Intervention
I have really enjoyed the emails and positive reviews about my new book, Intervention. This book was a long journey into the night, but it is really how I approach things. I had this idea to provide some “answers” to the basic questions that come up…and just some fun resources that might help you on this voyage towards your fitness goals.
First, two quick references that are early in the book.
1. A straight line segment can be drawn joining any two points.
I wasn’t even close!
Genesis Chapter Three
When they heard the sound of the LORD God walking about in the garden at the breezy time of the day, the man and his wife hid themselves from the LORD God among the trees of the garden. The LORD God then called to the man and asked him: Where are you?
Euclid and Genesis provide the framework for much of my insights about goal setting. Your goal is Point B, your starting position is Point A and my first task is to ask you “Where are you?” Next, usually, it is my task to tell you that you are not, sadly, even on the line from A to B.
I reference my other works, “Mass Made Simple” and the DVD of Intervention early in the work. You can find them here.
For more information on the Functional Movement Screen, hit their website here.
Recently, we have had an interesting discussion at the Q and A concerning a simple “Stand Up” assessment and I will be adding it for my clients and athletes. You can see the test here.
If you don’t know about my friend, Pavel, you can read more about him here at his new site.
Pavel and I wrote a book, Easy Strength, noted in the book and it is available here.
I have been a huge fan of Phil Maffetone since, I think, the 1980s. This will link you to his site.
Leigh Peele, a fantastic trainer with a great website (thanks for showing me this, Josh Hillis), has a great little explanation of bodyfat percentages with pics. This is very helpful.
If you don’t know the Swing, Tim Ferris has a nice overview here.
I invented the Goblet Squat, but this is great.
It would be tough to pick one Turkish Get Up instruction tool, this is a nice start.
The Southwood Program (Power Clean, Military Press, Front Squat, Bench Press), which I use as my barbell basics, is explained here. And, yes, the lessons are even more true today.
Although Hurdle Walkovers are pretty obvious, this shows it well.
This is a very good explanation of Farmer Walks. It’s not 25 pound dumbells.
This has been a fun process. My “legacy” in strength training is important to me. What Dick Notmeyer gave to me, I give to you!