Recommended Reads

Hey guys, I  hope you’re having a great week. Things have been hopping here at STS. Check out a video of one of our youth sessions from earlier in the week:

I also made the decision to create a professional Facebook page for myself. This will be a distinct page to separate professional and personal life, and it’s where I will post daily tips, videos, blogs, and just general awesomeness. Please do me a favor and head over the Facebook page and give it a LIKE: Doug Spurling

Now that all the business is over with, let’s get on with some great reads from this week. I posted a great blog on early specialization in youth sports, you can read it here:

Our Children Are Robots

And of course, per usual, there were some great articles around the fitness industry.

Getting The Most Out of Your Internship by Josh Williams–  After completing an internship with us Josh was brought on as a strength coach. He definitely knows what it takes to get a lot out of your internship. This is a great read.

8 Unilateral Pressing Variations-This was a guest post on Ben Bruno’s blog, and had a lot of unique variations for pressing.

Strength Training Programs: Coaching the Dumbbell Pullover by Eric Cressey-As usual, Eric does a great job demonstrating how to effectively coach an exercise, the pullover. This is an exercise that can be quite effective, but is often forgotten.

Not Your Average B.S. Core Training by Ben Bruno-Ben is the king of finding awesome variations to exercises. Here is a T-Nation article he just wrote on a lot of cool core exercises, some you may have never seen before.

Going Minimalist by Thom Plummer-This is a fitness business blog that I follow closely. However, like many others, I think this post can be applicable for anyone. Thom does a great job about the benefits of going minimalist, getting rid of debt, clearing out not only your closet, but also your head.

The Real Biggest Losers? The Show’s Audience-This was a very popular article this week, and pretty highly debatable. Talking about the popular show, Biggest Loser. I would love to hear your opinion on the article.

Jason Taylor’s Pain Shows the NFL’s World of Hurt-This was an article in the Miami Herald, shown to me by one of my clients. With all the talk of concussions and head injuries in the NFL, the writer has a little different perspective.

That’s all for this week, I hope you enjoyed the articles. Don’t forget before leaving, lets connect on Facebook-Click Here

And we can’t forget about the big game this weekend. As much as I have a huge man crush on Ray Lewis, I will be cheering on my Pats the entire way.



About Spurling Training Systems

At Spurling Training Systems, our focus is on providing a superior athletic conditioning experience. The combination of expert training, time spent understanding your specific goals and customized program development is what makes Spurling Training Systems a unique and effective training experience for athletes of all ages, levels and abilities. Doug is the founder and owner of Spurling Training Systems. He graduated from University of New England with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Exercise Science. He has several years of experience as both a personal trainer for general fitness and a strength and conditioning coach for athletes. His certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) include Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Certified Personal Trainer (CPT).
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