Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 10/31/14

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Happy Halloween everybody!

I, for one, can’t stand Halloween. Not a fan.

I’m always asked if I’m going to dress up or anything and I always respond with some form of eye roll. Different strokes for different folks I guess.

I “get” that some people love it, view it as a day to have fun and dress up like a Superhero or a slutty starfish (or whatever), not to mention it allows people reckless abandon to crush some Skittles and Starbursts!!

To me, though, Halloween is an introverts worst nightmare, and I’d rather avoid it all costs.

Except for when this happens.  Sorry, I can’t help it.  Y chromosome and all…..;o)

So have fun tonight people.  Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do. I’ll be in bed by 9 PM.

Not kidding.

Quick Heads-Up!

The early bird special for mine and Dean Somerset’s workshop in Los Angeles at the end of November ENDS THIS WEEKEND!!!!!

CrossFit 714 is hosting the event and it’s a beautiful facility with a TON of open space (so much room for activities!!!!).

It’s going to be an eventful two days with equal parts lecture and hands-on coaching. This isn’t some lamo workshop where all you do is sit there and listen to the two of us talk about assessment, fascial trains, and whether or not it’s better to squat with a high-bar position or low bar. That is part of the deal (and I may or may not include a slideshow of nothing but my cat), but we do make a concerted effort to make the weekend as participatory as possible.

There is a lot of DOING!! We talk about stuff and then we do it. As a group.

Okay, the way I worded that last sentence is kind of weird. Lets just roll with it, though. Nooooo awkwardness here.  No sir.

Did I mention pants are optional??

Nevertheless, after this weekend the price of the workshop increases by $100. Save yourself $100 by going HERE.

Now on to the list!

Can “Diet” Make You Fat? The Truth on Artificial Sweeteners – Joe Leech

Listen, you can find research to back or deny anything. I’m sure if I looked hard enough I could find a research study validating the efficacy of sticking your finger in an electrical socket to increase testosterone by 717%.

I felt this was a fair assessment on artificial sweeteners.

Everything You Think Is Wrong With Your Deadlift Is Probably Right – Greg Nuckols

Like, whoa. This was one of the better articles I’ve read in a while on the deadlift and definitely made me view things in a different light.

I’m talking beer googles are off and everything!

How to Perform Band Assisted Pull-Ups (and An Advanced Variation) – Nia Shanks

I know some coaches and trainers like to poo-poo on band assisted pull-ups, but I like them. Here, Nia demonstrates how to perform them correctly as well as demonstrates a variation that I felt was pretty cool.

In fact I added it to my “why didn’t I ever think of that?” file.

It’s a large file.

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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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