Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 10/11/11
Two things before I get started:
1. I want to wish my lovely sister, Cheri, a Happy 40th today!!!! I love you, and I’m sorry I used to leave thumb tacks outside your bedroom door when we were younger. Yeah, that was me. My bad. What can I say: how else was I going to retaliate for making me watch Dirty Dancing for the upteenth time?
Well…..I’ve……had…..the time of my life………and I’ve never felt this way before………
In all seriousness, though, happy b-day!
2. After catching our sixth mouse since we moved in our new apartment in June, Lisa and I decided to nip things in the bud and adopt a cat. Yes, you read that correctly, I now have a cat. Yes, I realize this is about as manly as peeing sitting down, and I’ll most likely have to hand in my man-card at some point. So be it.
I’d rather have a cat, than mice.
That said, I narrowed the cat’s name down to a few choices: Rambo, Mr. T, or Chuck Norris.
It’s a tough call, but I’ll let everyone know my decision soon. Wait, what was that babe? The cat’s what? Female?
Pics to follow shortly. Once she comes out from underneath the couch, that is. Poor thing.
And now, I need to get to work. I have a t-nation article that’s due by the end of the week, so I need to get my butt in gear. Here’s some stuff to read:
A Better, Stronger Body in 4 Weeks – Jim “Smitty” Smith
Before you start contemplating on whether or not you should start adding chains to your bench press, how about just learning to do a push-up correctly? Or, I don’t know, follow the simple principle of progressive overload. Smitty brings it back to the basics, which for most, is EXACTLY what they need.
Interview With Tony Gentilcore – Michael Gray
For the record, that’s not me. I just wanted to post a random pic of my man-crush, Matt Damon
This is an interview I did for personal trainer Michael Gray (who you might remember from THIS) over on his website not too long ago. To his credit, he’s been asking me to do an interview for him for months now, and I FINALLY was able to sit down and answer a few questions pertaining to topics like fat loss and program design. I thought it came out pretty well.
Kipping Pull-Up Fail
And because it’s hilarious, here’s some random dude getting pwned while performing kipping pull-ups. The take home message? Friends don’t let friends perform kipping pull-ups.
UPDATE: We named her (our cat) Dagny. Anyone get the reference?