Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: Back to Reality Edition
So, I’m back in Boston as I type this. No less than three hours ago, I was in 80 degree weather with the sun beating down on me and not a cloud in the sky. Now, I’m looking out the window at nothing but gray skies and rain. And a homeless person collecting cans. Great.
Alas, it’s back to reality. We had an amazing time in Florida, and I can see why so many people decide to set up shop there when it’s time to retire. Beautiful weather, beaches, golf, bikini’s, gator meat – what’s not to love? Of course, having no state income tax doesn’t hurt either.
Nonetheless, I’m not gonna sit here and pretend that I’m not kinda, sorta still in vacation mode. The idea of writing a well thought out blog post right now is the furthest thing from my mind – especially considering I have yet to un-pack, I have a pile a mile high of laundry to do, and I still need to hit off the store to get some groceries. The only thing in my fridge at this moment is some marinated chicken I made last week, and I’m pretty sure that would taste like cardboard and farts right now.
To that end, today’s post is going to be cut and dry. I was able to catch up on a lot of reading while I was away, and below are some gems that I felt were pretty good.
Drugs, Brown Fat, and Weight Loss – Mark Young
Mark has an uncanny ability to filter out the stupid, and this post is no different.
The Shoulder W Exercise – Mike Reinold
I remember Mike talking about this exercise exclusively last year during the Optimal Shoulder Performance seminar. Here, he gives a little background on why he feels it’s such a valuable exercise, and I tend to agree!
Why Go Organic? – Jamie Hale
Steady State Cardio vs. Intervals, High Reps vs. Low Reps, Jamie Eason vs. Jelena Abbou – there are a myriad of controversies in the fitness industry that either one of us can make legitimate cases for or against. None, however, are more controversial than the whole Conventional Food vs. Organic debate.
Personally, I tend to veer more towards the organic side of things – as I feel that the costs and high(er) prices of buying organic far outweigh the costs of the ever increasing ramifications that our food industry has on health care; not to mention sustainable agriculture
That said, I like to consider myself an open-minded guy, and this article by Jamie Hale does make some great arguments on why organic might not be all it’s cracked up to be.
Even still, at the end of the day, for my own peace of mind, I’m still leaning more towards organic.