What I’m Reading
“Gulp -Adventures on the Alimentary Canal” – Mary Roach. Considering the amount of food we ingest as bodybuilders, this might be one of the most fascinating and important books you ever read on the rarely thought about and otherwise taboo journeys our food take through the alimentary canal. Not only is our very health and happiness dependant on intestinal microflora and inner workings of our organ health, it’s an entertaining and educational journey to boot. Roach is my favourite writer in the pop-science genre today. I also recommend her “Packing For Mars” and “Bonk -The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex”
What I’m Watching
“Manny” is a documentary on the Filipino boxer’s ascendancy through the corrupt world of boxing. An entertaining watch, but its shallow depiction of the enigmatic Pacquiao left me with more questions than answers.
I never normally would have watched anything resembling Amy Schumer’s “Trainwreck“, but I’m glad I did. I thought it was hilarious and energetic change of pace; worth it alone for John Cena’s performance.
What I’m Listening To
Yagya – Sleepygirls
I’m trying to be more mindful when I eat in order to maximise the enjoyment and experience at every (limited) meal. I’ve been listening to this Icelandic techno album and love its non-intrusive, hypnotic style. I can literally feel the post-workout cortisol decreasing courtesy of its light ambient rhythms.
Rich Piana has kicked off his daily series leading viewers through the process of gaining 30 pounds in 4 months. Piana’s a fascinating character you can’t help but watch and like. If I wasn’t competing, I’d be doing this for sure….minus the Serostims of course.
According to Ron Harris, seems Dorian Yates original training dungeon, Temple Gym is closing its doors with Yates opening a less-dungeony version, in Marbella, Spain.
Pic Of The Week
Some funny look-alike comparison shots featured in a thread on the MD Forums this week worth a repost.