Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 12/8/2011

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First off, my apologies for not putting up a post yesterday. I was having some technical difficulties with the site, and was trying not to jump out the window, but thankfully the guys over at Copter Labs took care of it in two shakes of a lambs tail (name that movie reference), and now we’re back on track and ready to roll.

To make up for it, check out the picture to the left (<===== No, you’re other left), which should provide a few LOLs.

In light of the conversation from two weeks ago, where Congress deemed tomato paste, and as such pizza, a vegetable, I thought this picture (sent to me from Mike A.) was hilarious.  Giving credit where it’s deserved, regardless of how messed up the whole situation is, whoever the manager is of that particular Pizza Hut obviously has a sense of humor.

Also as a quick aside, this is the last day to take advantage of the $1 trial offer by Pat Rigsby, Eric Cressey, and Mike Robertson on The Fitness Business Blueprint.

For what it costs to buy a pack of gum, you can take it for a test drive and see what it actually takes to build a successful fitness business. What’s more, at the end of the trial, if you like it, you’ll save an additional $100 off the regular price. BOO-YAH!  It’s a no brainer. Act quickly, though,  because the offer only lasts until the end of the day today.

*** Sorry for the late notice on this one.

Ladies and CrossFit:  Will the Weightlifting Make Me Bulky? – I have no idea

Tuck your chin, for the love of god!!!!

As much as I grumble about CrossFit – and I do, I admit it – there are a few redeeming qualities and many affiliates out there who go about doing it the right way and don’t make me want to throw a chainsaw into my face.  This article was forwarded to me by one of our ex-clients because he knows how much I love reading material that advocates for women to lift heavy things.

This is one of the better articles I’ve read at articulating to women why lifting weights won’t make them bulky or turn them into Chyna.

Intra – Set Cocaine is a Hell of a Drug – Lee Boyce

As I’ve noted time and time again, there’s nothing to be gained from consistently making yourself want to shit your small intenstine every time you train.  Sure, there’s a time a place for it.  And, I’d argue that it’s actually necessary in order to make significant progress in strength, performance, as well as aesthetics.

Having said that, hard(er) doesn’t necessarily mean better. Taking it a step further, quality of movement oftentimes trumps quantity of movement.  Here, Lee offers some insight as to why not beating yourself into oblivion is the key to long-term

Functional Assessment and Exercises to Enhance Hip Flexion – Mike Reinold

For those in more of a nerdy mood, this is an excellent post by Mike on how to assess and enhance hip flexion – which is an often overlooked (and woefully deficient) movement pattern in today’s society.

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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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