Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 11/2/11

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I took the day off from CP yesterday, and had a pretty productive day if I do say so myself.  I started things off by sleeping in.  It was glorious, and something I need to do more often.  I then wrote some programs, answered some emails, got a decent training session in, started a new article for (on benching!), figured out how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop (37), contemplated Swiffing the dining room (didn’t happen), helped prepare “fajita night” with Lisa, and then dove into the book I’m currently reading, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.  It’s freaking fascinating.

Nevertheless, as is the case most of the time, I’m swamped with things I need to get done before I head to the facility, so you’re stuck with some things to read on your own time.  Tomorrow, however, I’ll have some new content for you.

TEASER ALERT:  it entails how to coach someone into neutral spinal position.  Not only is it fresh content, it’s so clean, too!

Get it?  So fresh and so clean?  Outkast?  Anyone?

Beautiful Badass Profile:  Jen Sinker – Nia Shanks

This is an on-going series that Nia’s been doing on her site which highlights women in the industry who are well, kind of badass.

Not to slight any of the other women whom Nia has profiled in the past, but this is without question my favorite one of the bunch.  I’ve worked with Jen on several projects with Experience Life Magazine (where she currently serves as the senior fitness editor), and have exchanged numerous emails and phone conversations with her as well, so I know first-hand how passionate she is about fitness.  She’s legit.  And, she’s a FANTASTIC writer.

SI Joint Dysfunction – Dean Somerset

While not the sexiest topic to write about, Dean does an amazing job of relaying some quality content in a way that’s not only informative, but entertaining to boot.

Why Pointing the Finger at Carbs is Missing the Point – Brian St. Pierre

Note:  the link above links to part II of the post – I HIGHLY suggest you click on part I which is linked to in the first sentence.

Here, Brian does an excellent job at helping people step away from the stupid and understand that carbohydrates aren’t necessarily as evil as everyone makes them out to be.  As he notes, lumping potatoes in the same category as soda is a bit shortsighted at best.   Potato chips and French fries, sure.  But potatoes themselves?  Heresy!

On the Other Side of the (Training) Coin – Steve Reed

Sometimes, even coaches need to get coached.  This is an awesome summary of Steve and Kelsey’s trip that they made up to Boston for their honeymoon last week.  Thanks for the kind words you two!


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  • Derek Kendig

    Tony, The Henrietta Lacks book is an excellent read. As an interesting sidenote my gf is a nursing student at Hopkins and they actually had her class read that book and write about it, which you would not expect as the book doesn't put Hopkins in the best light. I found it an interesting read too as a researcher even though I don't work directly with HELA cells, I certainly did not know the story. Anyways I always enjoy checking out some of the personal reading material you put up there besides the fitness articles you link too, so keep up the good work. Oh and long-time reader but first time commenter...high five for finally growing a pair...anyone....anyone? Heeeeeyyyyyy yaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh...hey yah, outkast right back at yah.

    November 2, 2011 at 8:50 am | Reply to this comment

  • Sean Butler

    Ya, I read Henrietta Lacks for a public health class in college and it was way interesting/sad. In closing, Jen Sinkler makes me look like a giant pile of fail as a man.

    November 2, 2011 at 9:34 am | Reply to this comment

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