Monday Scramble: Train Like a Man, Infomercialing & Butter

Hope you guys had a great weekend.  We were fortunate enough to be part of a charity 5k benefiting the Children’s Heart Foundation where our friends Garrett Stanwick and Shay Stevenson were able to raise $12,000 for the organization.  It was 100% grass roots and those guys did an amazing job so it was a fun weekend all around.

Today we have why women should lift like men, how informercials are possibly fooling us all, another great one from Nia Shanks ranting about diets, a motivational diary and more of Oscar Pistorius.

Here they are for your Monday morning slacking pleasure.

Four Things Your Girlfriend Should Know: Tony Gentilcore (HERE)

This is an awesome article about how women should be training if they want to look toned and lean, and get strong in the process.  Too many women slave away in the cardio section when in reality it’s big movements like the squat, deadlift and bench press that get great results and for the love of GOSH will not make you bulky.

There is also a mention of how supermodels like Gisele perform those exercises when they are training for a shoot.  Giselle look jacked?

Tony lays out four great tips for women to hopefully break through the fear of the weights section.

Fail of the Week: Weight Loss Promises

This is awesome.  This guy calls himself Furious Pete and shows how he transforms himself from fat and out of shape to six pack ripped in five hours using nothing but trickery, smoke and mirrors.

Just one more reason to be wary of all those programs and supplements that claim they’ll get you shredded in 21 days.

The 20 Health Benefits of Real Butter: Donna Gates (HERE)

As you may or may not know, I love butter and am unafraid to cook vegetables, eggs and just about anything else in butter.  There is not much I don’t prepare in coconut oil, olive oil or butter and here are some great articles that tout the health benefits of butter.

You read that right.  The ‘health benefits of butter’.

For example, did you know that it prevents tooth decay?  And also promotes fertility in women?

Me neither, so check it.

Here are some more.

Diary of a Mad Man (HERE)

Thanks to Brad Sweet for sending this one my way.  I try and remember to read a few of these per week and every time I do I feel ready to jump through the roof after eating a pile of nails.  Quick hitting motivational blog entries at their finest.

I love when people are able to articulate how fitness transcends results on a piece of paper and this does just that.

Do This to Feel Better and Food Rant: Nia Shanks (HERE)

The more I read Nia Shanks’ stuff the more I absolutely love it.  Not only does she mention five or six exercises we do at P360 for mobility in the “feel better” section of this entry, but her food rant feels like it came from my brain.  it’s the exact reason I want to slap people when they are like, “ohh you sure you eat that bread??  It’s not Paleo, mister.”

Not only do I not strictly adhere to the Paleo diet but I don’t strictly adhere to any diet.  Life is far too short to not occasionally crush burritos, ice cream and deep fried pork rind twinkies when the moment strikes you.

Obviously I preach moderation and majority and by and large I don’t eat processed sugar, but I’ll never pretend I don’t go nuts on unhealthy food from time to time.  I’m not a freak and you shouldn’t be either.

Inspiring Pic of the Week

Go Oscar Pistorius…yet again.  I’ve posted about him a few times and if you are unfamiliar with his awesomeness then check out his Wikipedia page.

He made headlines when he tried to enter the Olympics for able bodied folks and was denied.  Ain’t that some shit.

Editor’s Note: Turns out he is a murderer. Can’t win ’em all. 

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