Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work/Recover From Insulin Coma

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It’s the day after Thanksgiving – I hope everyone had their fair share of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, apple pie, pumpkin pie, coconut cream pie, banana cream pie, blueberry pie, pecan pie, peanut butter pie, or even a pizza pie (said in a heavy Italian accent) if that’s how you roll.

It’s officially Black Friday (for those non-Americans reading it’s essentially the busiest, batshitcraziest shopping day of the year where people wait outside in line at stores like Best Buy at 5 AM just so that they scissor kick random strangers in the face once the doors open so they can get a 60-inch plasma tv for $199)……….so Happy Holidays!

I for one prefer the more low-key approach and do most of my shopping online in the days following.  At least with that option I can shop without all the hassle of dealing with big crowds.  And, more importantly, pants are optional.  BADDA-BING!

This was actually the first year, like ever, that I didn’t make the trek back home to central New York for Thanksgiving. I was a bit sad because I’ve never missed a Thanksgiving (and my mom’s home cooking is the best), but Lisa and I had to catch an early flight to Virginia for a friend’s wedding this weekend, so we opted to stay in Boston and celebrate solo.

As such my post today is going to be short and sweet.  For those not celebrating the Holiday weekend, this will be your run-of-the-mill Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work (sorry).

For those recovering from insulin coma, instead, it will be Stuff to Read While You’re Trying to Tolerate Family Members You Can’t Stand (sorry).

Squat Power Panel – The Avengers (<– Me, Dean Somerset, Lee Boyce, and Todd Bumgardner)

In this short piece, four pretty smart (and dare I say, good looking) coaches offer some advice on common squatting mistakes.

No, Food is NOT Fuel – John Berardi, Brian St. Pierre, Krista Scott-Dixon

Stealing the opening statement from the article itself:

Fitness and nutrition professionals often say that to get in shape, you have to treat food as “fuel”. We disagree. Here’s why.

EXCELLENT article.

Trouble With the Tilt – Correcting APT – Elsbeth Vaino

I love to geek out with articles like this. I have a couple teeny-tiny differences of opinion with some components of the article (namely her rationale for omitting reverse crunches..I actually like them a lot), but all in all Elsbeth hits this one out of the park!


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Plus, get a copy of Tony’s Pick Things Up, a quick-tip guide to everything deadlift-related. See his butt? Yeah. It’s good. You should probably listen to him if you have any hope of getting a butt that good.

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