Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 3/25/11

Share This:

T-minus FOUR days, 17 hours, 32 minutes, and 23 seconds and I’m outta here on a much needed vacation (but who’s counting).  My girlfriend and I are heading down to her homestate of Florida next week, where I plan on doing nothing but being horizontal (get your mind out of the gutter) and soaking up vasts amounts of vitamin D.

We’re going to be in Jensen Beach as a matter of fact; which, coincidentally, is the pineapple capital of the world!

It’s going to be glorious.  I’m contemplating possibly taking the entire week off from training – I honestly can’t remember the last time I did that, but seems how Lisa’s mom got us a week’s pass to the local gym, that’s highly unlikely.  I say I’m going to take time off, but then after like two days, I go through withdrawls and have to lift something heavy off the floor.  It’s like a tick.

Anyways, Ihave the ladies showing up for the women’s group in like fifteen minutes, so I’m just going to leave you this week with a few things to keep you from doing your work:

Success Tips from Cressey Perfomance – Jason Bonn

Jason is one of the team members of Precision Nutrition, and is also currently interning at CP.  Here, Jason sheds some light on his experience at CP and does an excellent job at helping people realize that it sometimes makes more sense to focus on the “common threads” in life.

What Women Should Never do (but often do) While Trying to Get In Shape – Juliet Deane

This was/is a fantasic article that pretty much lays the smack-down on every myth, fallacy, and idiocracy that saturates the fitness industry with regards to training women.  Huge props goes out to Juliet for writing such a thorough and well written article – and, this is only PART 1

13 Tips for Anyone Who Wants to Improve Performance and Look Better Naked Part I – Training – Molly Galbraith

And, not to be outdone, Molly (who rocks a 341 lb deadlift, with movie star good looks to boot) provides all sorts of sound, practical advice that can (and should) be followed by anyone – whether you have a boy part or girl part.

That’s it for this week!  Have a great weekend everyone.

Did what you just read make your day? Ruin it? Either way, you should share it with your friends and/or comment below.

Share This Post:


Plus, get a copy of Tony’s Pick Things Up, a quick-tip guide to everything deadlift-related. See his butt? Yeah. It’s good. You should probably listen to him if you have any hope of getting a butt that good.

I don’t share email information. Ever. Because I’m not a jerk.

Comments for This Entry

  • Brendan Hayden

    Tony, I grew up in Sudbury and played baseball at LS (class of 2001). I now own Coastal Performance in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. If the gym up in Jensen is not sufficiently masculine enough for you, we'd be honored to have you come pick up our heavy things, we have lots of them. We're really close to the Cardinals and Marlins spring training facility.

    March 25, 2011 at 5:52 am | Reply to this comment

  • Stephane

    I always appreciate that you post stuff specifically to prevent us from working (...and it always seems to work...). Thanks Tony and enjoy the sunshine while I freeze my ass off up here!

    March 25, 2011 at 6:39 am | Reply to this comment

  • Lisa V

    Loved Jay's article! Who knew he was so funny? He may be quiet but you can tell he knows his stuff.

    March 25, 2011 at 6:43 am | Reply to this comment

  • Fred

    Tony, Had my shoulder fixed at CP by Eric in 12/09. Live in Miami, raced/coached racing sailboats for a decade. Besides sun and 70 degree temperatures, only thing I know of in Jensen Beach is the US Sailing Center (Martin County). If you get a wild hair up your ass to do something besides tan/lift/girlfriend/if you get bored go check out the USSCMC, learn to sail/windsurf, might be fun. Best, Fred P.S. olympic windsurfing is one of the nastiest/pull heavy conditioning activities one can do while on the water (not suffering all the rest of the proprioceptive problems of swimmers).

    March 25, 2011 at 6:56 am | Reply to this comment

  • Kris W

    Tony I really enjoyed reading Jay's article. Having had the experience of training with him, he was both knowledgable and attentive and I very much appreciated both his time and feedback. Please let him know he is doing a great job! Kris

    March 25, 2011 at 7:53 am | Reply to this comment

  • Tony Gentilcore

    @ Brendan: WOW...small world, huh? How far is your facility from Jensen Beach? Shoot me an email (

    March 25, 2011 at 9:41 am | Reply to this comment

  • R Smith

    Tony, I sure as hell hate you didn't say you were coming to Orlando, for I would have tracked you down and took you and your girlfriend to dinner--kicking and screaming, of course :) Have fun. JB is a beautiful area. RS

    March 25, 2011 at 10:55 am | Reply to this comment

  • xiaochen

    With strenth and credit, our copy COCO Chanel are going to be proud to assure that each one Burberry merchandise are in sensible deisgn and first-class quality. you will be ready to understand a variety of low price Chanel purses are sold at affodable worth in copy Chanel Outlet. All the Burbetty bags are created out of sturdy cowhide, that was of much better quality than the thin leather pasted over cardboard material that is used to form various purses. you will be ready to conjointly understand Chanel Wallet and Chanel Watches , that follow the trend fashion and cater the customers’ demands. It’s your sensible companion to embellish you up. Welcome to check in our net website and futher your inquiry. we'll reply your inquiry with none delay. we provide you the foremost considerate service in our copy Chanel purses for reasonable.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:51 pm | Reply to this comment

  • Anonymous

    A good news to you , such a large amount of new arrival produsts are on the market in our   Louis Vuitton Outlet Locations!  To thanks for the trust of you, we have a tendency to hereby launch a promotion activity. you'll realize all product in our   Louis Vuitton Outlet California   are abundant low cost than the opposite suppliers. particularly Louis Vuitton Shoes and Louis Vuitton Belt. they're not solely designed with top quality however additionally follow the style trend. And varied low cost Louis Vuitton baggage are offered in our store. you'll be assured to buy product from us as we have a tendency to are profession wholesaler and exporter. we have a tendency to are a realiable Louis Vuitton Outlet, then we are able to ship the products that you simply order on time. The additional you order, the additional favorable value you'll get. do not miss the golden opportunity! come back on right now!

    March 15, 2012 at 1:16 am | Reply to this comment

Leave a Comment