Bullet Points and a Brew 11/28/16

Hey there, everybody. Hope the holiday weekend was good to you! I had a good time up in Indianapolis. The trip was full of visiting family, seeing friends, eating a bunch of food, and laying around. I’m back in Chatt now, getting started on the week. I’m competing in another Jiu-Jitsu tournament this weekend, a submission only event. It’s a 16-man blue belt bracket, and since I’m just a white belt, I’m sure I will learn quite a bit about my game. I’m stoked! Probably no climbing this week, I warmed up like an idiot last week and my elbows paid the price. Resting and making sure I stay focused on this weekend.

In Case You Missed It

It was a good week for content this past week. I wrote a guest article for Skimble, an online training app about some basic strength training principles. If you apply these principles, you’ll be on a solid path to get stronger and not get hurt. Check it out here:

>>4 Principles for Effective and Sustainable Strength Training<<

I also published a post on here I’ve been working on for a few weeks. It covers motor learning, patience, and some of the finer points I’m focusing on in terms of my training.

>>Majoring in the Minor Details: A Good Thing?<<

The Bullet Points

Wait…what? It’s a great article, and not what you think. Read it.

I thought this one was cool. A brief breakdown of an overhead lifter and some non-painful shoulder issues he was dealing with. Also included are some interesting and effective shoulder correctives.

A climber performing a bottoms up kettlebell press for shoulder stability? A climber actually doing a pushup correctly? I was as shocked as you were. Turns out that people like Alex Megos work with good coaches. Who knew?  I’m not familiar with the first movement showed in the video, but I might have to toy with it a bit. Consider me intrigued.

The Brew


5 Beans, Sixpoint Brewery

Imperial porters are fairly common these days. Porters with coffee, vanilla, and cacao also aren’t hard to find. Imperial Porters with cardamom? That’s a different story. Inspired by a Turkish Coffee, this porter has roasty notes from the coffee that are blunted by the vanilla before it gets too harsh. Bittersweet chocolate rides throughout the flavor and a hint of cardamom makes this beer seem slightly different than a lot of the other winter seasonals out there. It’s true. It’s different, and it’s good. If you see it on the shelves and like chocolate, porters, Turkish coffee and Turkish Get Ups (they go hand in hand), you should probably grab some of this beer.




What’s Happening This Week

Mailing List

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Nutrition, Performance, and Strength Coaching

If you’re interested in nutrition coaching, strength training, or performance training, I’ve got room for a couple more clients. More information here.

I’m teaching two kettlebell classes at Scenic City Strength and Fitness.

An entry-level class that emphasizes the foundations of safe and effective kettlebell training will be held Tuesday, November 29th, at 6 pm. It’s only 10 bucks and spots will be limited to ensure a great experience. If you’re in the Chattanoooga area and have always been curious about trying out kettlebells, it’ll be tough to find a better opportunity.

I’m also teaching a class on Thursday, the 1st of December, for folks who are more familiar with kettlebells. We will dive into some more advanced kettlebell movements and concepts, and push the intensity up a bit more than Tuesday.

You can register online for any of these classes here. Each class is 10$. Hurry, because the spots fill up fast.