Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 9/11/12

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I don’t like to be that guy who makes excuses, but there are some legit reasons why I wasn’t able to post a blog yesterday (and for that matter, why my blogging frequency may subside a bit within the next few weeks).

On top of my normal writing demands and some smallish projects I have marinating on the side (how’s that for a teaser?), I also have to start collecting my thoughts on my presentation for the Cressey Performance seminar next month, and I was also asked if I’d be interested in participating in, which is a fantastic site run by Laree Draper featuring some pretty big names in the industry like Gray Cook, Charlie Weingroff, Alwyn Cosgrove, Dan John, Mike Boyle, to name a few.

To throw my name into the mix alongside those peeps is kind of a big deal for me, and speaking candidly, makes me want to reach for a brown paper bag and start to hyperventilate into it.

What’s more, in the next couple of weeks many of our pro-baseball guys will be making their way back to the facility to kickoff their off-season training (six have already showed up), and to say that things will be getting busy would be an understatement.

In short, I have all sorts of fun activities in the pipeline, but trying to find ample room to squeeze them in is what’s at the heard of the matter.

If only I had a bunk bed!

Note:  My apologies for those who don’t get the movie reference there. If that’s the case, this may help:

 Gender Differences in Fat Metabolism – Mark Sisson

My girlfriend is obsessed with three things:  Channing Tatum, Ryan Gosling, and Mark’s Daily Apple.

She sent this article my way the other day after it herself with the title “I really love this post.”

So of course I read it, and immediately could see why she liked it so much.  Here’s a direct quote from the post which I feel NAILS IT:

Women – don’t be concerned about a little (or more than a little) subcutaneous body fat, especially on your lower body. If you’ve been trying in vain to lose that stubborn jiggle on your thigh, consider that maybe, just maybe it’s there for a reason. Even if you’re not interested in having a child, it’s likely that the presence of lower body fat indicates good health. You don’t have to get pregnant, but the ability to do so is probably a marker of good health, and the research outlined above suggests that classically feminine patterns of fat deposition are healthier than classically male patterns.

Now, as far as that whole Channing Tatum thing is concerned, I don’t see what all the fuss is about. I mean, sure, he can dance like no ones business, has the sultry gaze that could melt anyone’s knees, has abs that could stop bullets, and his lips look as soft as 800 count bed sheets, but…..I can’t, I can’t stop. He’s so.  He’s so…..

Dreamy. GODDAMMIT he’s an attractive man!

Carb Back-Loading Step 1: Breakfast – John Kiefer

As a diehard breakfast fan, I thought I’d never say this, but:  I’m currently no longer eating it.

Well, all I’m really doing is pushing it off till later in the day, but that’s neither here nor there.

Fellow CP coach, Greg Robins, turned me onto some of John Kiefer’s work, and I have to say, it makes a lot of sense.

This article discusses why breakfast – despite what we’ve told since we were kids – may in fact be the most OVERrated meal of the day.

Interesting stuff.

Dude, So and So Got SO Jacked For That Movie: Tom Hardy – Jamie Lewis

Be forewarned:  this site is definitely NSFW!!!!!!! So, if you’re easily offended by potty mouth language and/or graphic images, or you work in a place where you’re surrounded by grandmothers knitting blankets, you might want to wait until you’re in the comfort of your own home to read this post.

That said, it’s freakin awesome!11!1!

For those who don’t know who Tom Hardy is:  he played the character Bane in the latest Batman movie, and he’s also the guy with traps the size of Kansas in the movie Warrior.

As is the case every time an actor transforms his body for a role (Hugh Jackman in Wolverine, Will Smith in I am Legend, Gerard Butler in 300), people want to know how they do it! How are these “normal” people seemingly able to mold their bodies into what mounts to real life superheros?

Well, this post tells you how.


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Comments for This Entry

  • Matthew Bernal

    breakfast ISNT a panaecea! :O damn you cereal boxes...

    September 11, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Reply to this comment

  • Brian St. Pierre

    Tony let's be honest - do you really think eating breakfast is contributing to poor body composition in people? In a very advanced population where every edge matters, this might be a helpful strategy. In the general population, I think food choice and total intake VASTLY exceed meal timing. Did eating a large breakfast prevent you from being lean? I'm not dismissing IF or Carb Backoading, but for the vast majority of the population what is more feasible - getting people to fast, or getting people to simply make better food choices regardless of timing? Just my two cents.

    September 13, 2012 at 7:56 am | Reply to this comment

    • TonyGentilcore

      HA. Dude, I agree. I'd never go out of my way to tell people to try this over just cleaning up their diet and making better food choices. For people like myself, and you, though, I feel it's an interesting premise. Too, I'm just toying around with it to see how I feel mentally. Man, I totally just got the Brian St. Pierre look of death over the internet......;o)

      September 14, 2012 at 6:33 am | Reply to this comment

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