Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 10/20/11

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Quick Note:  I was a little tardy in getting yesterday’s post out, so for those who missed it, click HERE.  I’m not going to say it will change your life, but it pretty much will.

Also, again, I apologize for the site being “glitchy” the past few days.  I promise you that my boy, Jason, is doing everything in his power to fix all the issues as promptly as he can.  I appreciate your patience!

How the Fitness Industry Talks to Women – Emily Giza Socolinsky

Emily contacted me via Facebook a few weeks ago and left the following message:

I wanted to share with you one of my latest posts, actually a rant about the fitness industry and some of the crap it is selling to women these days. You were my inspiration in writing this piece. Thanks again!

I only just read it this morning, and all I have to say is, Emily is my new hero.  Without question, this is one of THE best posts I have read on the topic, and I have to commend Emily for calling BS on the industry.

Flirty Girl Fitness. Bad Kitty Sassy Fitness. Yoga Booty Ballet.  All are one in the same in my book, and all do nothing but placate many of the myths and misconceptions concerning women and fitness that I (and many others) are routinely trying to fight.

Emily, if I could give you a high-five right now, I totally would.  Well done!!!!!!

My Top 10 Strength and Conditioning Mistakes – Eric Cressey

This is the 3rd FREE webinar Eric Cressey has released this week, and it covers ten of the more common pitfalls that he (along with a multitude of other coaches out there I’m sure) encountered along the way in his journey as a coach and athlete.

He even goes out of his way to use me as a perfect example as someone who’s incredibly good-looking, charming, and intelligent stubborn with regards to training goals.**

Eric’s kind of smart, you should listen to him.

** For the record, though, Eric, I have a 570 lb deadlift.  Not 560……;o)

Myths and Facts About Your Lipid Profile – Jim LaValle, RPh, MS, CCN, Master Jedi – Level 4

You know that 2nd cousin of yours that you only see at family reunions that annoys the living hell out of you?  Yeah, the one where you’d rather listen to whales raping each other than listen to him go on and on and on about his job, his car, or I don’t know, his fantasy football team?  Or, you know how when you get that annoying twitch in your eye, and it just won’t go away no matter what you do?  It sucks, right?

Well, that’s exactly how I feel whenever I hear people go on a tangent about how bad cholesterol (and as such, red meat, eggs, and butter) is for our health.

Here’s a hint:  50% of people who die from heart disease have LOW CHOLESTEROL LEVELS!!!!  It’s not JUST cholesterol that’s a risk factor, chief.  You also have to take into account things like types of fat (trans-fat) and carbohydrates eaten (highly processed crap, for example), trigylceride levels, stress/inflammation, LDL profile (particle size), and being a Yankee fan.  True story.

And that’s all she wrote for today folks.  Check back tomorrow, where I plan on continuing with my Mistakes Skinny Guys Make series.


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