Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 2/3/12
I’m sitting here with my fingers crossed as I write this post because there are going to be some minor changes to the site shortly.
I know I’ve been talking about this for months now, but I’ve been working with my web designer, Jason Lengstorf and the crew over at Copter Labs, to give the site a little bit of a Bazinga factor – or face-lift, if you will – and if all goes according to plan you should all see the finished product at some point today.
NOTE: It’s official, the new updates are live.
That said, while I sit here and wait, here are some great reads to check out from this past week.
The Pull-Up Manifesto – Todd Bumgardner
Todd’s a fellow contributor to t-nation.com, and an awesome strength coach/strong man competitor located near State College, PA. Having met Todd in person last year when he and his girlfriend came to CP for a few days, and exchanging emails with him routinely (we talk shop and argue about who’s more diesel: Megatron or Soundwave?), he’s definitely someone I’ve become a huge fan of.
About two weeks ago, he sent me a preview of his Pull-Up Manifesto, which accordingly, I read in one sitting while hanging out at Panera on a Friday night (I know, party central).
In a word – awesome. You should read it.
All you have to do is sign up for Todd’s newsletter (located on the right of his site) and you get it FREE.
The “Boring But Big” 3-Month Challenge – Jim Wendler
Arguably one of Wendler’s best articles, which is saying a lot. Never to bullshit anyone, here, Jim outlines a basic – albeit very effective – program that will, you know, get you big-n-stuff.
Eat Like a Predator, Not Like Prey – J. Stanton
One of my clients sent this article to me after reading how Lisa and I are currently going through our own ‘Paleo’ experiment, and I have to say, it was refreshing considering how much people tend to get their panties up in a bunch arguing over semantics.
Less dogmatic, I like how this article allows a little more freedom compared to its predecessors. Butter is allowed! What what! He also advocates supplements like vitamin D and fish oil. Hey, I like this guy – great minds think alike.
He also mentions that people should go out of their way to “play” and lift heavy things. I’m down with that.
A very informative and entertaining read that breaks everything down in an easy to follow format. It ain’t rocket science people……Weight Watchers isn’t food.