Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 2/7/13

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Okay, before I jump into this week’s list of stuff to read, I had to share THIS video I came across on the homepage of Yahoo! this morning.

Basically it’s a video of a Miami based teenager – who’s incarcerated for drug possession – acting very flippant (in every sense of the word) with the judge sentencing her.

Not amused with her shenanigans, the judge hands her the smack-down and doubles her fine (the reaction is priceless), and then, sentences her to 30-days in county jail.  BOOM!

I think Miami should give this guy a ticker-tape parade, the key to the city, or name a street after him or something. A free ticket to an all-you-can-eat-buffet?  Anything!

The man is a hero.

You Have To Workout To Get a Workout – Hamilton Nolan

Those who enjoy my writing style and sometimes “tough love” approach will appreciate this article by Hamilton.

I’m sorry, but “going for a walk” is not working out.  Nor is going to the gym to casually putter away on the elliptical while watching The Real Housewives of Whogivesashit (or where ever the current season is filming).

You actually have to strain a little bit, and maybe even break a sweat!  I know, weird.

But trust me:  it’s for you’re own good.  If you need a little motivation, this column may be exactly what you (or a friend, or a family member, or a colleague) needs.

Stretching Doesn’t Work – Dean Somerset

You know those cute hamstring or hip flexor stretches you do prior to each training session (and sometimes afterwards too)?

Yeah, they’re probably a waste of time.

In fact, if I had to make a list of things that are more worth your time, I’d go with (in no particular order):

– Talking about your feelings with your significant other.

– Watching the Lord of the Rings Trilogy (while standing on a BOSU ball).

– Watching a Tracy Anderson interview and then spontaneously throwing up a little bit in your mouth.

– Watching this video of a monkey eating its own poo

Initiating the Squat: Making the Distinction Between Hip Flexion and Lumbar Hyper-extension – Jordan Syatt

I thought this was a bang-on job by former CP intern/coach, Jordan Syatt, explaining this often confusing concept on cleaning up one’s squatting technique.

It’s a very subtle differentiation, but something that many people make the mistake of doing, oftentimes leading to injury.

Check it out and show Jordan some love!

The guys owns a 3x bodyweight deadlift, so he knows what he’s talking about.

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