Monday Musings: New Facility, Backpacking Europe, and Deadlift Foot Placement

Gotta make this one brief today…

1. I’m thrilled to say that, last Friday, we successfully moved SAPT into our new location last Friday. To those of you who train with us, you can look forward to a climate controlled environment during your next session!

Also, thank you again to all those that came to help us move.  Your assistance was MUCH appreciated, and we’re extremely grateful that you gave up your time on Friday to aid us.

Our new address is 3160 Unit E, Spring Street, Fairfax, Va 22031.

2. This October, I’ll be fulfilling a childhood dream of mine by going backpacking in Europe. Thanks to pretty much the most awesome boss, SAPT team, and wife, that I could ask for, I’m able to take a couple weeks off to backpack through Ireland, Switzerland, and Italy.

Cliffs of Moher (Ireland)

Needless to say, I’m already as giddy as a little schoolgirl for October to arrive, as I’ve been literally dreaming about it (and slowly, very slowly….been saving up for it) since I was twelve years old.

For those interested, I’ll be glad to share more details in the future, but for now I did want to share one of the things I’m most excited about: Canyoning in Interlaken, Switzerland.

One of my good buddies did this last year, and told me it was literally the experience of a lifetime. Basically, you take a bus up right into the heart of the Swiss Alps, and then repel, jump off, and slide down the canyons and waters of Switzerland to return to the bottom.

Here is a video of what I’ll be doing, you can catch the gist of it in the first 45 seconds of the vid:

While in Switzerland, we also plan on visiting Schilthorn, the breathtaking summit of Burnese Alps, upon which a revolving restaurant sits. The restaurant, Piz Gloria, was actually a setting used during the old James Bond Film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Here’s a picture of the location:

Schilthorn

Needless to say the entire experience will be pretty surreal and I’m definitely open for suggestions from those of you who may have traveled Europe before.

3. My friend Tony Gentilcore recently uploaded a brief video explaining the “ideal” foot placement for deadlifting. Given that he discusses what is easily one of the most common mistakes I see (both in commercial gyms and in people entering SAPT for the first time), I thought I’d share it here:

Hope everyone is having a great start to the week!