Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 4/13/12

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I’ve got a pretty cool day lined up.  I’m going to spend the rest of the morning catching up on some work:  I’ve got a few programs to write, and then I’m submitting an article titled 5 Reasons Why You’re Not Getting Stronger to Then, I’m heading over to Boston University to get my dieselfication on with my boy Dave Rak.  I believe the agenda calls for squatting until we can’t feel the right side of our face followed by “curling everything.”  Awesome.

And then…….I’m heading over to Fenway Park for the Red Sox season opener!  Granted, they’re playing like complete dog dunk right now, but I’ve never been to opening day before, so it should be a pretty badass.

Warning:  Do This & You Will Get Fat – Jason Ferruggia

Jason has a reputation for not blowing sunshine up anyone’s ass, and this post fits that bill to a “t.”  There are a lot of guys out there who want to build muscle and gain weight, yet tend to follow AWFUL advice.

Moreover, many have unrealistic expectations of what’s actually possible thinking that they’re going to transform themselves into The Rock in a matter of four months.

The final line says it all:  “It’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon. Just remain consistent, stay lean and healthy, train hard and enjoy the journey my friends.”

I wish more would heed that advice.

Is Sugar Toxic?!?! – Mark Young

A non-bullshitter himself, in this post Mark sheds some light on the notion that sugar is the sum total of everything that’s evil this world – from global warming to circus clowns.

I appreciate pieces like this because, while sugar is by no means something we should go out of our way to include more of in our diets, a little bit isn’t going to put you in a diabetic coma tomorrow.

Thanks Mark for bringing the pendulum back to the middle!  Someone deserves a slow clap!

9 Things I Have Changed My Mind About: Part 4 – Molly Galbraith

Leave it to Molly to start with one installment only to inevitably make it into a 47 part PBS special.  You know what, though…I dig it.  It’s refreshing to see someone take an objective look at past mistakes and demonstrate how they’ve grown as a coach and individual. I particularly love Molly’s insight on controlling training stress, and how important it is to NOT think that more is better.



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