Monday Scramble: Push-Ups, Forks Over Knives & Mark Cuban

Good morning, folks, and happy Monday.  I am sure the hangover of St. Patrick’s Day is hitting hard right now and if you are San Diego-based like me then this weather is certainly not helping.

My writing schedule for this website has taken a steep drop off over the last few weeks for a couple of reasons.

  1. We have been insanely busy planning gym events including the 2nd Annual P360 Olympics, a bus ride and a few other things.
  2. It’s tax season.
  3. I have had zero creativity over the past three weeks.
  4. It’s tax season.

This week will be back with three entries on Monday, Wednesday and Friday which at the very least, I am excited about.

We don’t have heat in our gym and it’s 51 outside right now which means it’s 51 inside as I type this.  My fingers are moving at mach negative three so if there are typos that I miss then I’ll extend my apologies beforehand.

Let’s get right to it.

Twitter (HERE)

As I have mentioned a few times I am slowly transitioning all of the stuff I relay on Facebook over to Twitter.  I still have no clue how it works or why everyone loves it, but I am trying since social media experts are telling me that’s what all of the kids are into these days.

I am still pretty bad at posting there but am getting better so please do me a favor and follow me if you are on Twitter.

(What a good sell that was.)

The Power Behind Push-Ups: Zach Even-Esh (HERE)

Zach Even-Esh is one of my favorite guys to read because he is so unpredictable with his posts.  One day it’s deadlifting 500 pounds and then the next day it’s mentioning his love for Coldplay.  You just can’t figure this guy out and I like the directness of his writing.

Anyways, this is a good entry that makes sure we never forget about this basics and why push-ups are such a kick ass exercise when done properly and not treated as an afterthought.  I am always wary when I hear someone claim they can knock out 50 push-ups in a row because if your form is tight then that’s an incredibly difficult feat.

Forks Over Knives (HERE)

This is a documentary I watched not too long ago.  I caught the first half one day and then watched the second half afterwards and I had mixed reaction to it.

For those of you who don’t know, it’s a HUGE vegan pitch that more or less says that if you eat meat you will get cancer.

Kidding…sort of.

But in all seriousness I did find it interesting.  It’s basically the movie version of T. Colin Campbell’s The China Study, a book that I happen to dislike but has changed a lot of people’s lives for the better so I don’t hate.  While I will always believe in the health power of properly raised animal fats and proteins I must say it did raise my awareness level of how most of us do not get nearly enough plants in our diets.  It gave me further motivation and confidence in the new juicing habit I have picked up over the last month and will absolutely continue to do so.

Plus, I do agree with the no-dairy stance they take.  That’s pretty much the only common ground that this documentary and a Paleo diet can agree upon, aside from the inclusion of vegetables and fruits.

I recommend you watch the documentary but only if you are not the type to take documentaries as final verdict, word of God type stuff.

Don’t Follow Your Passion, Follow Your Effort: Mark Cuban (HERE)

I’ve long been a Mark Cuban fan and this is a great short and to the point entry from his blog about work ethic.  I think it’s a fantastic point that passion alone is not going to get it done.  You have to work at it and this is a reminder from someone who has done nothing but walk the walk after he has talked the talked in his life.

New P360 Promo

We have a brand new promotional video for Performance360 that we are very excited about.  We feel it better relays all of the stuff we do on a weekly basis in the gym and hopefully better illustrates the diverse level of fitness our membership represents.

7 Ways to Minimize CNS Fatigue: Jason Ferruggia (HERE)

This is an AWESOME entry about proper management of your Central Nervous System.

Your central whaa?

It plays the biggest role in strength development and is the major reason for plateaus in your strength training.  Attention to CNS is why we never have designed maxes built into workouts and always advise programmed value over constantly hitting it as hard as you possibly can on every major lift.  Often times you need to step back to allow safe and efficient development.

It’s also good to see another person in the industry not be afraid of using straps, since I have no problem allowing it at P360.

Hope you guys have a great start to the week and let’s put in some work.

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