Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 9/27/11

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Note:  if nothing else, in case you skip the articles posted below (jerk), at least scroll down to the bottom because I need your help!

Seriously, do it.

Which Side Are You On? – Martin Rooney

If you’ve never had the opportunity to listen to Martin speek in person, then all I have to say is you’re missing out.  You’d be hard pressed to find anyone more charismatic, energenic, and downright passionate about his craft than Coach Rooney.  Similarily, his writing is just as powerful, and if you’re not going out of your way to read his blog, again, you’re missing out.

Subtle hints aside, here Martin junxaposes a parable about a king and his sick followers with today’s society and how those of use who go out of our way to eat healthy and exercise are seemingly “sick” as well.  It’s a short read.  Read it!  I promise you’ll thank me later.

I Used the Words “Poo Poo” In An Article and You Didn’t! – Lee Boyce

While the title alone is enough to make you want to click on it, it definitely is a bit misleading and doesn’t do it any justice.  Written by my boy Lee Boyce, this article serves as a wake-up call to the wide array of people out there who are thinking about hiring a trainer or coach to help them attain their fitness goals – whether it’s to lose some fat, add a little muscle, or just get your general sexificaton on.

Like any industry, the fitness industry isn’t devoid of its own quacks, frauds, and otherwise shady people.  Lee breaks it down and provides some sound advice on how to cut through the bullshit.

Ways To Make Yourself Sick – Adam Rees

**Interestingly, reading one page of Tracy Anderson’s Metamorphosis didn’t make the cut.  What the hell, Adam?

Adam is a successful trainer who lives in Iowa (bummer), who’s been an active supporter of my work for some time now.  He and I have conversed via email sporadically – talking shop and exchanging LOLs – and it’s only been recently that I’ve had the opportunity to finally peruse his blog.  It’s good.  It’s damn good!

The link above is just one example, of course; but if you’re looking for another blog to add to your “must read” list, than I’d highly recommend Adam’s.

And Lastly

A quick (HUGE) favor.  My cousin is the Director of Photography for Maxim (which, as we all know, is the coolest job outside of being a fighter pilot), and it wasn’t long ago where she sent me a quick email asking me my opinion on who I felt would make a better cover model:  Hope Solo or Yvonne Strahovski.  For visual learners, see below pictures respectively.

After a lot of contemplation – going through various algorithms and advance division – I went with Yvonne (which is weird, because I’m more of a brunette kind of guy, but whatever).  Anyways, I gave some feedback and didn’t think anything of it.  Low and behold, I was walking through a CVS the other day and happened to notice that this month’s issue of Maxim Magazine had none other than Yvonne on the cover.  What the what!?!?!??!!

Now, I’m not naive enough to believe that my input had any influence what-so-ever on who actually made the cover, but needless to say, you’re welcome America.

Long story short, I emailed my cousin and basically said, “well, if you’re taking more suggestions, what about so-and-so and what’s-her-face?”

She wrote back, “send me more……I need more names!”

With this information, I decided to take matters into my own hands and ask you, my loyal readers, readers who appreciate badonkadonks and hot chicks being hot, to help my cousin out and give her some suggestions.   

Again, we’re talking MAXIM FREAKING MAGAZINE HERE!!!!!!

Here’s the dealski, though:  She’s looking for suggestions on women who actually look like women!!!  As well, she’s looking for lesser known personalities – so you can save the Meghan Fox’s, Minka Kelly’s, and Angelina Jolie’s of the world.  Instead, lets show her that we can deliver and demonstrate that there are a whole host of actresses, models, athletes, etc that the world needs to see.  They still need to be recognizable and somewhat famous, of course (no porm stars, please); but maybe they’re less known or just on the brink of making a name for themselves.  As an example, my choice would be someone like actress Paula Patton (Precious, Mission Impossible IV, etc):

So, sound off peeps – this is your chance to really make a difference in the world. I smell a Nobel Prize in the midst.  Long live!!!  I want at least 50 names before the end of the day.

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