Archive for March, 2013

Show Me Strength’s Reads of the Week

Posted: March 9, 2013 by showmestrength in General



Ok, now that you avoided missing your plans today by an hour, or rushed yourself to where you need to be, here our our reads of the week. Here at Show Me Strength, we hope to help you on your quest to learn and evolve…to create your UNSTOPPABLE self.

What a Decade-Long Education in Health, Exercise, and Sports Nutrition Teaches You by Ryan Zielonka

Ryan’s post brings up a lot of great points in the study of health, exercise and sports nutrition. You’ll find that he is able to cut through some of the fallacies involved in this area of study. He presents some of the key points he’s picked up as he has sifted through the errors in the pursuit of real, useful knowledge!

The Ten Rules of Progressive Overload by Bret Contreras

Once again, Bret does a great job of clearly demonstrating the science behind a common but often misinterpreted training philosophy. In his 10 rules, he explains the theory behind progressive overload, how to employ it for your benefit in the weight room. You might be surprised to see some of the ways to progressively overload your body for strength devlopment which you had not considered before…we did!

Engineering The Perfect Sleep: 10 Steps to Follow Tonight by Craig Weller

If you are up reading this right now, you probably need to read this right away! Or if you ever wished for more efficient, restful sleep, here are some great tips to follow.

20 Ways to Prepare Young Athletes for Success in Sports and in Life by Eric Cressey

Finally, another long but tremendous read. Eric is around enough youth athletes to come up with some great suggestions for parents, coaches, and even for the youth athletes themselves to think about when preparing for sports and more importantly for life outside of sports.

“We have to remember that at the end of the day, less than 1% of the kids who participate in youth sports will become professional athletes. However, sports are still an outstanding medium through which to instill a variety of favorable qualities beyond just athleticism. To that end, I hope that some of the suggestions here will help to make kids not only better athletes, but better people, too.”

And a bonus VIEW of the week courtesy of strength coach Dave Rak!

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Monday Motivational Reads!

Posted: March 4, 2013 by cmrodgers100 in General

Jerry Rice Hill

“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” Jerry Rice

Jerry Rice’s work ethic is legendary. His teammates hold him in the highest regard, something every athlete aspires to achieve. I can remember during my childhood, my dad would always talk about how Jerry would run this hill in his offseason training to separate himself from his competition. Apparently every single day rain, snow, or shine, he would go do sprinits up a very intimidating mountain near where he lived. This wasn’t the extent of his offseason training obviously, but the fact that he never took days off from the pain speaks volumes. We just don’t have many athletes willing to really grind it out in the trenches anymore like he did. I really look up to guys like this because I can see it in their eyes how hungry they are to continue pushing for success. Here is a good video and article give you a deeper look into Jerry Rice’s amazing career and “the hill.”


Hard Work Carries Jerry Rice To The Hall Of Fame < Read Here!



Marcus Luttrell’s book, Lone Survivor, is in my top 5 favorite books of all-time..and for good reason. He is a veteran of the Navy Seals, and has shared his incredible story to all of us lucky readers. In his time overseas he basically was in the shit constantly. His squad was composed with some of the most lethal and highly trained warriors on the planet who were always tagged with some of the toughest and most dangerous missions the United States had to battle through. A true warrior with a never quit mentality both saved his life and served as an inspiration to us all. Awesome video. < Boom

Goal Setting For Hard Asses by Dan John- Sometimes we make goal setting and action steps toward that big goal or project seem like rocket science. Dan states it pretty clearly here taken from this T-Nation article. ” The worst client for most coaches and trainers is, well, most of us! We know how we want to look or how much we want to lift, but we’re not sure how to get there and have no deadline spurring us on. So let’s talk about goal setting and how to figure out your motivations. Then let’s explore how to put it all together and really make it work. Again, Dan is someone I admire because he’s been in the trenches. He’s put in the work, fought through the injuries, and seen it through to the other side. Check this awesome article of you are having trouble reigning in your focus.

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