Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 2/19/16
I’m heading to NYC this weekend to hang out with my boy Mark Fisher and his clan of unicorn loving ninjas.
For those of you who live in New York it’s a wonderful place. Their tagline “Ridiculous Humans. Serious Fitness” is so on point.
I mean, where else can you find people squatting, deadlifting, and performing immaculate kettlebell swing and Turkish get-ups, all while wearing speedos and capes and participating in spontaneous ABBA sing-a-longs?
Not to mention this happened the last time I visited….erotic bicep curls paired with squats.
I’ll be in town for the second iteration of the Motivation and Movement LAB. I was honored to be invited to speak at the inaugural event last year, and was elated to witness how well-received it turned out to be.
It sold out on it’s first go. Pretty sweet.
It’s a bit of a different flavor compared to most fitness events:
- Swearing is highly encouraged.
- Sexual innuendos are also highly encouraged.
- Each presenter gives a 25 minute TED-like presentation, followed by a 45 minute hands-on portion.
- Dance-offs optional.
I had blast attending last year and was very happy I was invited back for the second go around in 2016. This time it’s a 2-Day event, eight presenters in all. I’m actually car-pooling with two them from Boston – Pete Dupuis and Artemis Scantalides.
I’m driving. And I already warned them that I preset ALL my XM channels to Electric Area.1
See you Monday.
Can Eating Too Little Actually Damage Your Metabolism? – Brian St. Pierre
One of the most thorough articles I have ever read on the very controversial topic of metabolism. Don’t be intimidated, though. Brian does a fantastic job of making things accessible and not too sciency.
Sit down, maybe grab some caffeine, you’ll be here for awhile.
Fixing Hip Shift In the Squat – Dr. Quinn Henoch
Fantastic video by Dr. Henoch and the team over at Juggernaut Training on how to fix a very common “thing” that happens when many people squat.
Building Up the Squat – Miguel Aragoncillo
And since we’re on the topic of squats, this was a great piece by Cressey Sports Performance coach, Miguel Aragoncillo, on the efficacy of the overhead squat.