This week we’re talking coaching cues, some analysis of the recent WHO nutrition report and a little inspiration for training without a gym.

Jennifer Blake takes us through some pitfalls and fixes for the standard barbell back squat. If you’re new to free weight work (and we know plenty of trainers who are), then this video is a good place to start to make sure you’re not making any rookie mistakes.

You can watch the video here.

Coaching cues are so important to what we do. Greg Robins of takes us through five common coaching cues, explains how they should be interpreted and gives us some better cues to use.

You can find it here.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has been in the news recently with a number of scary headlines doing the rounds recently, linking red meat with cancer, comparing eating red meat to smoking, and so on. To delve a little deeper, we’ve included two of our favourite write ups from this week on the subject.
This first post is from Mark Sisson, with a brief summary of the mechanisms for carcinogenicity and some recommendations for how to prepare your food and what else to eat when you’re dining on your favourite red meat.

Read the full post here.

In this second post discussing the link between red meat and cancer, Kamal Patel of takes us through a more in-depth look at what has been reported thus far, labelling out the five chief suspects of potential cancer causes in a bit more detail.

You can find it here.

And, on a lighter note, inspiration in the form of a blog post from Ross Enamait about a video showing two years of calisthenics training by Enes Selimovic, and an important lesson in just getting out there, working hard regularly, and learning as you go.

You can find it here.