It’s time for another weekly installment of The Weekly Roundup: The Things That Didn’t Suck.  Each week I’ll feature 3 awesome articles that I read during the week that I feel everyone can benefit from, then some random highlights and lowlights from the week for some extra news. Each week you can expect to get quick access to impactful info and learn something new. A lot of stuff on the web just sucks – but not this stuff! Want on the list? Submit your best stuff to!

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Are You A Strength Coach Who Is An Extroverted Introvert? It Will Be Okay.

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Extroverted introverts thrive in social settings and can be jovial, outgoing, and energetic around people, until they’re drained and have had enough. Once their social energy has withered away, they turn into recluses who bask in the tranquility of alone time. Needless to say, they’re gassed from too much socializing and need time to recharge in silence.

Written By: Erica Suter

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Working Out Should Bring You Joy, Confidence, And Empowerment. Anything Less Is A Travesty

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An abundance of people are under the impression that unless their workouts leave them feeling exhausted, sweaty, and sore, they are a complete waste of time, or at least will not help them achieve optimal results. Due to this very common mindset, many people absolutely dread their workouts, struggle to perform them consistently (and rightfully so), and are never able to establish a healthy, enjoyable, and sustainable lifestyle.

Let me put it bluntly, this mentality that is often perpetuated by inept fitness professionals, including many ”Insta trainers,” is complete and utter bullshit and is doing a complete disservice to the masses. Working out is meant to be enjoyable and empowering, and should leave you feeling stronger, fitter, happier, and more confident. Working out is a tool that should be used to enhance all aspects of your life, and to help you become more, not less.

Written By: Meghan Callaway

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Stop Training Children Like Professional Athletes

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This exact situation has ironically led to a self-created issue within the world of sports performance training. As coaches, trainers, etc. we all have that innate drive to be the best. But the best for a youth athletes development and performance is usually NOT going to be the same as a professional athletes. This is a hard concept for even the smartest parents and coaches with the best backgrounds in a given sport to conceptualize.

Most coaches and serious parents tend to come from a sports background and have a competitive drive behind themselves anyways. And of course, we all want the best for our children, that’s just human nature. But here’s the kicker, what our industry and society has taught parents over the past two decades as “the best” for building professional athletes is actually dead wrong.

Written by: John Rusin & Greg Schaible

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