Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 8/1/16

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Okay, lets cut right to the chase: how badass was Jason Bourne?

Pete Dupuis and I took our wives to go see it on Friday night (you know, cause what says romance more than bare knuckle fist fights and explosions?), and I felt it was a worthy addition to the franchise.

It. Was. Awesome.

I can’t quite put my finger on it, yet1, but Jason Bourne didn’t have the same feel or pizzaz as both Supremacy and Ultimatum (the other two editions which conjoined Matt Damon with director Paul Greengrass). Maybe it was the lack of character development (I felt Alicia Vikander’s character, Heather Lane, was underutilized) or the close-ups of Tommy Lee Jones’ face (ahhhhhh), but this was probably the weakest of the Damon/Greengrass Bourne movies.

Which is to say: even though it was the weakest, it was still better than all of the recent Bond movies (save for Casino Royale). Besides, who am I kidding: no one goes to see a Bourne movie for esoteric things like character development and cinematography. Stop being so hoity-toity Gentilcore!

Go see Jason Bourne, people. Grade: B+

Oh, and in case you missed it last week:

Announcing a Super Special, Yet-to-be-Named 6-Week Beginner Course at CORE

I’ll be unveiling a new 6-week “beginner” course at my gym, CORE, in the very near future.

Do you live in the Boston area?

Are you looking for a little direction, accountability, and sense of community in your training?

The Initial Deets

1. The course will be six weeks, meeting 2-3x per week in a group setting (~2-4 per class), where the objective is to learn and hammer the basics, enhance movement quality, instill a sense of accountability and intent with training, and set the framework to make you more autonomous.

2. There will also be a nutrition and mindset component. Throughout the six weeks participants will have the option to sit in on presentations and have questions answered from a Registered Dietician as well as an Exercise/Behavior Change Psychologist (Spoiler Alert: the psychologist is my wife, Dr. Lisa Lewis).

3. It will serve as a wonderful opportunity to surround yourself with like-minded people and become a part of a community who’s sole purpose is to help increase your general level of badassery.

4. Only 8-12 spots will be made available to start. And I’m not saying this to suggest a false sense of urgency or as a way to lure people in. I’m not kidding, only 8-12 spots will be made available.

5. Attendance subject to spontaneous rap battles.

I’d love to find out if there’s any interest in this sort of program from people in the area. If so, please contact me via the “Contact” tab at the top of the website and I’d be happy to provide more details.

Now on to this week’s list of stuff to read….

What Really Causes Buttwink? – Daniel Mee

This was a very thorough “review” of the butt wink phenomenon via the staff over at

Short Answer: it’s not tight hamstrings.

No, really, it’s not.

What Can a Book About Sprinting Teach Us About Rehabilitation – Doug Kechijian

There’s a trend in rehab (and strength & conditioning) where professionals are reading more and more books that are abstract in nature and have very little (immediate) applicability to their day-to-day responsibilities in dealing with clients, patients, and athletes.

As Doug points out in this article, we tend to gloss over the practical stuff and fail to understand that nothing is new.

The Definitive Guide to Increasing Testosterone Naturally – Stef Muller

10283099 - testosterone chemical structure formula written on blackboard with chalk.

Copyright: maridav / 123RF Stock Photo

Admittedly I’ve only perused the chapter titles and skimmed a few pages here and there, but this looks to be a very thorough and very user-friendly resource on the topic of Testosterone…what it is and how to increase it via diet, training, and lifestyle factors naturally.

If you’re at all interested in body composition, health, and sex…..give this bad boy a whirl.

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  1. I need to go watch it three more times. Minimum.

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