Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 11/14/14

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A week from today I’ll be on my way out to sunny California. I’ve never been to California. In fact, the furthest west I’ve ever been (in the States at least) is Las Vegas, twice.

I’m making the trek to Los Angeles next weekend for mine and Dean Somerset’s Excellent High Five Workshop. I know it seems like a week doesn’t go by where I don’t say something about our workshop, so some of you will be happy to know that this is the last stop in 2014 for the Dean and Tony show.

What can I say?  We’re in demand!

We’ve been through the east coast (Boston, DC), given Canada some love (Edmonton), and we’ve also gone international stepping off of North America to Europe (London), that we figured it was high-time to give the West coast peeps some action.

Don’t worry South – we may be coming to your neck of the woods in 2015!  Think: Austin, TX. I’ll be so pumped if that happens!

I’m really looking forward to next weekend’s trip though. So much so that I’ve been foregoing my usual West-Coast rap boycott and playing more Dre, Pharcyde, Masta Ace, and The Alkaholiks at the facility this week.

We have an awesome two-days planned with some cameo appearances from a handful of “fitness celebrities” sprinkled in for good measure. Spots are still available if you’re interested. Go HERE for more information.

How to Fix a Broken Diet – Dr. John Berardi

Nutrition has been and always will be the one bottleneck for most people. It’s the nature of the beast for many people to overanalyze and pontificate over the most minute things.

“Should I eat 1.1 grams of protein per body weight or 1.2 grams?”

“Carbs are bad. Apples have carbs. Hence, apples are making me fat!”

“Tomatoes are a fruit. Pizza has tomato sauce. Pizza is like eating fruit!”

Likewise, there are a million and one buzzwords that the industry uses to allure and entice people into a mindset:

“If your grandmother wouldn’t recognize the ingredients, then do eat it.”

“Only eat whole foods.”

It’s no surprise people are more confused than ever as to what they should and should not be eating. Dr. Berardi attempts to be a voice of reason with this excellent article.

 How to Lose – Jen Sinkler

I’m a Jen Sinkler fan (but really who isn’t?) I’d argue there’s no one in the industry who’s as well-rounded and open minded as she is.

Name someone else who’s not only an ex professional athlete but who has also dabbled in CrossFit, tumbling, Olympic lifting, Strongman training, kettlebells, AND Powerlifting?

I wouldn’t be half surprised if Jen said she’s going to run for President, be the first person to walk on Mars AND that she’s Wonder Woman.

She’s awesome. And this article is awesome.

10 Rules of the Insanely Strong – Matt Kroc

Need a little motivation to lift heavy things today?  Read this.

You’re welcome.

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