Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 1/16/13

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The weather in Boston today is pretty craptastic, and as such, I spent a fair amount of time cleaning off both our cars this morning.

For me it’s not that big of a deal because I’m able to park my car in the parking lot at the adjacent building next to our apartment complex, so I only have like a 30 second walk to my car.

Lisa on the other hand has to park her car down the road a ways at some random person’s driveway in a spot that she rents on a month by month basis.  I rent a spot too. But like I said, I’m only like a 30 second walk away.

You see Brookline, the town in which we live, has a “no overnight street parking” policy where the powers that be decided it would be an awesome (and be “awesome” I mean the complete opposite of awesome) idea to not allow any street parking from 12-5AM.

Why?  I have no idea. Either way it sucks whale vagina, and unless you own a helicopter and can park that badboy on a rooftop somewhere, or can somehow defy the law of physics and teleport yourself from point A to point B, you’re renting a parking spot.

Anyways long story short:  the weather sucks, I just spent half an hour clearing off both our cars, and I now only have a few minutes to get this here post up for ya’ll before I have to head out the door early to give myself ample time to get to work on time.

And yes, I just used the word ya’ll. I have no idea where that came from.

3 Step to Getting Your Girl to Train – Joy Victoria

I had the pleasure of meeting Joy in person a few weeks ago when she came to Cressey Performance to observe for the day. We had the opportunity to talk some shop, and I could tell right off the bat that she was someone who really had a passion for what she did, not to mention had an insatiable appetite to get better.

I mean, why else would she spend an entire day at CP?  It certainly wasn’t for my good looks and witty banter.

Nevertheless, I was stoked to see the above article on T-Nation last week that was written by her, and thought it was fantastic.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE:  Guys, read this article before even thinking about approaching this topic with your significant other.

There’s definitely a lot more to it than just slapping your girl on the tush, handing her some creatine, and yelling out, “lets go get hyyyyyyyyyyoge.”

Trust me. Don’t do it. This will have the opposite of the intended effect.  Just read the damn article, okay?

Best Squat Depth for Glute Activation – Chris Beardsley

An incredibly thorough (and honest) review of some research on the topic of squat depth and glute activation by Chris Beardsley via Bret Contreras’ blog.

The geek factor is high here, but Chris does an amazing job at breaking things down and explaining things in way where us mere mortals can understand.

Sitting is the Smoking of Our Generation – Nilofer Merchant

I “stole” this article from Jen Sinkler via Twitter, and loved it.

We sit, like a lot.  And there are a plethora of long-stemming health ramifications from all the sitting we do.

And while I’m a bit hypocritical in posting this article given I’m typing this while in fact sitting down (bad Tony!), I also know that I’ll be spending the next 6-8 hours running around coaching my tail off.

In case you’re wondering, I’m totally sticking my tongue out at you…..;o) I have the coolest job ever.

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