Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 10/11/11

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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

Part I

Part II

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?

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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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.

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Comments for This Entry

  • Tim

    crossfit is dangerous! Video evidence!

    October 11, 2011 at 7:52 am | Reply to this comment

  • Singer

    Dagny huh? Is that a 'Things to Do In Denver When Your Dead' reference?

    October 11, 2011 at 7:55 am | Reply to this comment

  • Kyla

    Dagny = "Atlas Shrugged" reference?

    October 11, 2011 at 7:58 am | Reply to this comment

  • Smitty

    Nobody puts Baby in the corner. (Note to self: Get a touch up on your Swayze-4-Life tattoo) Thanks for the shout out brother.

    October 11, 2011 at 8:01 am | Reply to this comment

  • Matt McGunagle

    Atlas Shrugged! Im reading it for the second time right now!

    October 11, 2011 at 8:41 am | Reply to this comment

  • Anna

    Who IS John Galt? There must be a hole somewhere that the mice are getting in through. We had that problem, and discovered a gap in the baseboards in our closet. Find the hole, stuff it with steel wool. Problem solved. Beats finding random mice guts under the bed.

    October 11, 2011 at 8:50 am | Reply to this comment

  • Tony Gentilcore

    @ Kyla and Matt: ding ding ding ding! Winner! Lisa LOVES Atlas Shrugged, and Dagny is one of her favorite fictional characters. She still hasn't come out from underneath the couch, yet, though. Bummer.

    October 11, 2011 at 9:34 am | Reply to this comment

  • Juliet

    LOL! The Kipping fail is HILARIOUS. Almost as good as the techno dancing guy video Ben Bruno posted in the videos of the week. I just about peed myself watching it this morning.

    October 11, 2011 at 9:40 am | Reply to this comment

  • Juliet

    LOL! The Kipping fail is HILARIOUS. Almost as good as the techno dancing guy video Ben Bruno posted in the videos of the week. I just about peed myself watching it this morning.

    October 11, 2011 at 9:40 am | Reply to this comment

  • Juliet

    whoops. didn't mean to double comment. you can delete it.... and this one.

    October 11, 2011 at 9:40 am | Reply to this comment

  • Niel

    I don't always do kipping pull-ups, but when I do, I prefer to bust my ass on the ground.

    October 11, 2011 at 10:10 am | Reply to this comment

  • Rees

    Lol, that is hilarious. Tell your sis she had it easy. I grew up on a cattle farm and would trick my little sister into checking the electric fence......Oops. Mooooost of the time I knew it was off. Nothing like chick flicks that take place in the 60's w/ music from the 80's.

    October 11, 2011 at 10:46 am | Reply to this comment

  • Brandon Richey

    Great kipping video. Great reference too. I am a huge fan of Atlas Shrugged myself. There is a lot of truth in that book and we're facing a lot of the same things in real life today!

    October 11, 2011 at 10:55 am | Reply to this comment

  • Gwen

    haha, I personally like how the stopwatch guy chucks the watch, like it's presence it what caused the guy to fall. I hope the dude's back was okay after that but damn if it wasn't funny to watch, ha!

    October 11, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Reply to this comment

  • Cheri

    Did you seriously just out my age on the internet? Thanks! I forgive you and the shenanigans from your youth. Thanks for the birthday wishes. Love ya!

    October 11, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Reply to this comment

  • Stevo

    I spit water all over my keyboard upon watching the video. Thank you for posting that.

    October 11, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Reply to this comment

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    December 26, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Reply to this comment

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