Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 12/9/16
Hey guess what?
Only seven more days until Rogue One opens. I’m not excited at all. Nope, not me. No excitement here.
I do have to admit something, though, and it’s not going to win me any nerd cred. In fact, I may lose some.
I’m not going to go see it opening weekend.
I know, I know…how can I call myself an avid Star Wars fan and not go see it opening weekend? What kind of nerd am I? What’s next? Saying The Hobbit trilogy is better than LoTR? That Pluto is, in fact, a planet? Or that I never thought about how could Superman possibly have sex with Lois Lane and not, you know, kill her?1
Here’s the deal: last year when The Force Awakens came out my wife and I practiced a degree of delayed gratification and held off seeing it until Christmas Eve. We treated it as an early Xmas gift to one another and then followed suit with an all-you-can-eat steak dinner at Fogo de Chao.
When you think about it that’s a pretty stellar evening, right? So when we knew Rogue One was coming out around the same time this year we decided it would be nice to repeat it. Because nothing says “Merry Christmas” more than X-Wing vs. AT-ACT Walker battles.
Stuff to Check Out Before You Read Stuff
1. The Complete Guide to Training the Female Athlete
TODAY (12/9) is the last day to save $100 off this awesome product. There’s very little resources out there dedicated solely to developing the (complete) female athlete. Adam Feit and Bobby Smith (along with Mary Kate Feit and Dr. Sharon Wentworth) really do a superb job at breaking down everything from assessments and ACL prevention to developing linear/lateral speed to jump training to strength to power to E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G
It’s professionally filmed and there are also CEUs available to help add a little more value. But honestly, the resource itself is MORE than enough. You’d be crazy not to take advantage of this if you’re a coach who works with female athletes.
Check it out HERE.
2. Manchester By the Sea
Lisa and I saw this last weekend and loved it. It’s heartbreaking, but the sprinkling of comedic relief (mostly via interactions between Casey Affleck’s character and his nephew) provide for a well-rounded experience. This is definitely in my top-5 so far this year, and I don’t really see it being nudged out in any way.
If you get the opportunity to see it, I’d highly recommend it.
And now, lets get to this week’s list of stuff to read.
The Sneaky Adductors – Julie Read
This is a little bit of an older post (from this past June), but I came across it this past week and have been impressed with Julie’s work. I can appreciate her sense of humor and writing style.
Her info is spot on, but what’s even more impressive is her art-work. It’s amazing. The cool thing? If you join her newsletter you can get access to all of her prints. I’m going to print them all out, frame them, and put them up in my gym.
Should Personal Trainers Give/Receive Gifts During the Holidays? – Tim Henriques
This was a very thorough breakdown of what can be an awkward or dicey situation for some trainers and coaches out there.
Note to my clients: the answer is yes. Yes, trainers should receive gifts. Especially in the form of beef jerky and/or all expenses paid trips to where ever….;o)
What to Eat During the Holidays: Be Human, Win the Week, & EAT IT ALL – Chris Hitchko
My Yahoo homepage is flooded with stories left and right about how to go about “managing” the holidays with regards to food consumption.
Chris reminds us that restricting yourself isn’t the path to happiness. Eat what you want.
Social Media Highlights
Whenever I’m asked why many people hit plateaus in training I often point to too much emphasis on novelty. Technical mastery is undervalued.
— Tony Gentilcore (@tonygentilcore1) December 6, 2016