Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: Deadlift Dynamite, The Swole Quotient, and a Really Funny Post
It’s pretty much set and stone (and if I’m not mistaken, the 14th Law of Physics) that anything with the word dynamite in it’s title is the epitome of baller and automatically increases its “badass” factor exponentially.
Two examples that immediately pop into my head are Napoleon Dynamite and Black Dynamite – both of which, respectively, are hilarious movies that I feel should be required viewing for everyone.
Now, just imagine what happens when you place the word DEADLIFT in front of DYNAMITE.
Like whoa. That much awesome certainly can’t be contained, and I believe a whole lotta Gangnam Style just hit you smack dab in the face.
Deadlift Dynamite – Andy Bolton and Pavel Tsatsouline
I’ve been hinting at this one for a while now, and I don’t feel as if I need to sit here and really “sell” people on this manual. I mean, everyone who knows me and reads this site consistently knows that I love me some deadlifts.
And Matt Damon, but that’s for another time.
I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy a few weeks ago, and to be perfectly honest it actually exceeded my expectations.
In fact, the title of the manual is a little misleading because it’s not just about the deadlift at all. Everything from honing technique on the “big 3” (deadlift, bench press, squat) to programming ideas to corrective strategies on improving posture are covered. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
In a nutshell it’s about improving performance; it’s about preventing injury; and more to the point, it’s about getting strong as a s***!
If that’s something you’re interested in then I’d highly suggest checking it out. It’s a game changer for sure!
The Swole Quotient Formula – Ben Bruno
This was a fun and entertaining post that Ben wrote a few days ago, that I think a lot of you will enjoy reading.
I wonder what my swole quotient would be for deadlifting 505 lbs eight times?
Even more thought provoking: how would my swole quotient change if I did the same exact set of deadlifts albeit with a mustache?
See, I’m not scared to ask the hard questions.
A Quick Guide to the World of Strength Training – “Danny” from Tucson Kettlebell
This. Is. Awesome.