Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work
I know, I know, I’m being REALLY lame as of late with lack of content lately, but I promise things will kick into high gear in a few days when I’m caught up with all the extra things I need to catch up on. Incidentally, we had our busiest day ever at CP yesterday, hitting the 100 session benchmark for the very first time. 117 to be exact.
Needless to say, things are busy. But I love you, and I recognize that we haven’t been spending a lot of time together as of late. So here’s what I’m going to do: You + Me + The Olive Garden on Saturday night. Deal? I mean, nothing says romance more than “I’ll pay.” And, unlimited bread sticks.
Okay, here’s some stuff to read.
Why Spinal Flexion Isn’t Going to Kill You – Dean Somerset
** Unless you’re the guy in this picture
We in the fitness industry have a habit of getting a little too carried away at times; often bastardizing something for the sake of bastardizing it. Pick a topic, and you’ll inevitably find those on the far left of any topic, as well as those on the far right.
– Steady State Cardio: it will either make you look like an emaciated runway model or get you shredded.
– Organic vs. Conventional: you either hate Earth, or you don’t.
– Tracy Anderson: no debate here. She’ll win SuckFest Trainer of the Year by a landslide, every time.
– and, as Dean points out in the post above, whether or not spinal flexion (in any capacity) should be avoided altogether. The answer, as is the case most of the time, is usually always somewhere in the middle. It depends.
To De-Load or Not to De-Load: That is the Question – Me, Myself, and I
Bringing back a little old-school flavor, here’s an article on whether or not it’s a good idea to implement de-load weeks (Hint: it is), and how to go about setting one up.
Just Shut Up – me, again
Wow, this one is really old – but speaks directly to every person who’s more concerned with heading to the gym for social hour than actually doing some work.
On an aside, it’s interesting to go back and see how my writing style has changed throughout the years. Even to this day, I don’t consider myself a great writer – I’m average at best. But it’s still cool to go back and see how my writing has gotten a little more “fluid” and “grown-up.” Although it’s hard to refer to my writing as “grown-up,” when I make reference to either Star Wars or boobies in every other post. Such is life. He-Man!