Stuff to Look At, I mean Read, While You’re Pretending to Work

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I don’t know if anyone reading happened to watch the ESPY’s last night, but if you didn’t, you missed an absolute show that Serena Williams put on with her outfit.  Seriously, look at that (<=====) and tell me that that’s not one impressive specimen of badonkadonkness.  I mean, I know J-Lo and Kim Kardashian tend to get all the attention, but this just takes it to a whole new level.

How the moon wasn’t somehow set into a new orbit from its gravitational pull, I’ll never know – but suffice it to say, bravo Serena.  Bravo!

In all seriousness, though, I happened to turn it to ESPN when I got home last night and right when Serena appeared on screen to introduce the Female Athlete of the Year award, both my girlfriend and her friend, Carolyn, simultaneously stopped in mid-sentence whatever it was they were tallking about, paused for a few seconds, and went “DAYUM.”

Like a moth to a flame, both were mesmerized and in awe of Serena’s physique, and essentially gave one another a girl power high-five, while I proceeded to slow clap like I’ve never slow clapped before.  And who could blame us?

My girlfriend, as some of you may know, is currently in the last stages of wrapping up her PhD in Sports Psychology, and for her dissertation, she’s concentrating her efforts on young, female athletes and the factors that determine whether or not they stay physically active through their teenage years.

As you can imagine, she’s a fan of Serena Williams.  In an age where the likes of Miley Cyrus and/or stick figured cover models are more likely to leave a lasting impression on what body image is “socially acceptable” for young, impressionable girls, it’s refreshing to see Serena demonstrating that not only is it okay to have curves, but you can absolutely kick some ass to boot!

And now, some good reads for the week.

Why Weight Training is the Beauty Prescription Women Need Most – Clare Rooney

Coincidentally, this article ties in very well with the conversation above, but more importantly – it bashes Tracy Anderson.  WIN!!!

Eat Like a Warrior King – Dan John

I know this a bold statement to make considering his body of work, but this is arguably Coach John’s best article yet.  In fact, here’s a direct quote from the article:

Someone recently asked me about “the secret to nutrition.” Seriously, you don’t know what to do about food? Here’s an idea: eat like an adult.

Stop eating fast food, stop eating kid’s cereal, knock it off with all the sweets and comfort foods, and ease up on the snacking. And don’t act like you don’t know this: eat more vegetables and fruits.

Really, how difficult is this? Stop with the whining. Stop with the excuses. Act like an adult and stop eating like a television commercial. Grow up.

What he said.

So You Wanna Be a Trainer??? – Dean Somerset

I know this is going to come as shock to some of those reading, but being a trainer isn’t all about puppy dog kisses and rainbows.  Here, Dean gives some amazing sage advice to those looking to enter the industry.

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

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  • Nock

    YES YES YES.........I was saying that the best part of the ESPY's last night was the story about Dewey Bozella until Serena came on the stage and just killed it.

    July 14, 2011 at 11:06 am | Reply to this comment

  • Wow

    You sir makes strength and conditioning fun and easy to read! This site is pure awesomeness!! The Warrior king article was definitely A great Read. Thanks Again

    July 19, 2011 at 10:34 am | Reply to this comment

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