Much Ado About Deadlifting

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Note from TG:  Recently, my girlfriend and I moved in together, which, jokingly, I’ve been referring to as Operation Co-Habitation.  Predictably, we’ve had to make a few compromises here and there – you know, with stuff like deciding which piece of furniture goes where (guess whose vintage Star Wars poster IS NOT the centerpiece of the livingroom?), who’s responsible for taking the garbage out (me), what night of the week I subsequently have that thing I have to do for that thing, oh gosh babe I completely forgot, I’m so sorry, I REALLY wish I could stay (Wednesdays, when So You Think You Can Dance? is on), and how many mulligans I get for leaving the toilet seat up (running dangerously close to hitting my limit).

In addition, we’ve seen the “meshing” of our personal belongings.  For instance, I’m looking at the bookshelf in my office right now, and right next to my copy of The Science and Practice of Strength Training is a book about How to Interpret Dreams (Lisa’s getting her PhD in Psychology).

Moreover, my movie collection (arguably the best in existence) has been “tainted” with the likes of Pretty Woman, The Notebook, and several other equally as likely to render me infertile atrocities.

… Which brings us to the title of my latest article on   Recently, I made my girlfriend watch GoodFellas.  In return, I had to watch one of her favorite movies –  a Shakespearean play, made into a movie,  entitled ‘Much Ado About Nothing’.

I don’t remember much about it, honestly.  I blacked out.  But what I do remember was that I HAD to do something to increase my plummeting t-levels, so I figured what better way than to steal a movie title and write an article detailing some miscellaneous thoughts on the most manly exercise of them all…..deadlifts?

Much Ado About Deadlifting (<=== That’s the article)


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  • Nate

    Hey Tony, Really liked your article (and all of your other ones) over on t-nation. Had a question that you might be the guy to answer. I"m still a newb, but less of one that I used to be as far as lifting heavy shit, when should I start belting up for squats and deads? I hit 300 on the squat the other day (it wasn't pretty by any means) Thanks boss

    August 1, 2011 at 6:17 am | Reply to this comment

  • Big Sis

    Bravo to Lisa for getting you in touch with your feminine side!

    August 1, 2011 at 6:26 am | Reply to this comment

  • Donovan

    FYI, MOB Week starts tonight on AMC hosted by Rudolph Giuliani followed by other MOB "experts" through out the week. If she loves you, she'll let you watch them....all 130 hours of AWESOME. If that happens, she should have a ring on her finger by Sunday. Just sayin :P

    August 1, 2011 at 7:48 am | Reply to this comment

  • Jakob

    I don´t get this thing with the toilet seat. Isn´t it as much pain in the as for us guys to always have to lift the damn seat up when we want to go for a pee? But still it´s just the girls which have "the right" to complain because the toilet seat is up when they need it down :) just sayin

    August 1, 2011 at 8:37 am | Reply to this comment

  • JB

    That is a truly terrible version of a very excellent play. If you can get through the wedging in of Keanu and Denzel where they do not belong, the story is good and Michael Keyton is very funny. I don't know if Lisa is to be commended for her efforts or reprimanded for the offering... However, I will say Branaugh's Henry V is great, and not to be missed. Excellent article on the deadlift. I think if most trainees learned to control their chin, and engage the lats they would pull more weight instantly.

    August 1, 2011 at 10:16 am | Reply to this comment

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