Friday Fitness Finds 10/13

It’s been more than a month since my last Fitness Finds post and it’s been a weird as hell month to say the least. I realize after finding the link to the last one that I started the post celebrating the arrival of fall with our first cool morning…

And that was the last cool morning we’ve had since.

No shit, the twerp on the news in the morning said just last week the heat index would be around 90 degrees for the day. Someone needs to tell Mother Nature that mid-October is fast approaching and a bunch of us are depending on it. Get with the program, man. I’m ready to wear some sleeves, y’all!

…Outside, at least.

Anyway, I have a few things worth sharing this week and I hope you all find them at least entertaining if not useful or inspiring.

  • When Your Life is a Raging Dumpster Fire, Lead With Your Ass by Nia Shanks
    This is a little inspirational post based on something one of Nia’s followers said. It’s a pretty rad philosophy for anyone looking to better their lives in any way. And I don’t just mean going to the gym — I mean anything you want to make yourself better at. If it’s something major like being a better parent or getting a better job, or if it’s something as little as managing your time a little better at work or getting better organized. Get your ass in there and do it. You won’t do anything unless your ass is there. And so, lead with your ass

  • 16 Easy Slow Cooker Paleo Pork Carnitas Recipes from PaleoGrubs
    Honestly, one of my favorite things about following a Paleo(ish) diet is how friendly Mexican food can be on that diet if you put a little effort into it. Not only is Mexican food great for Paleo, but there are so many ways you can do it and this post shows just how many if you get creative. 16 different ways to make carnitas? That are Paleo-friendly? And use the slow cooker? Sign. Me. Up.

  • Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl by Juli Bauer via PaleOMG
    Speaking of Paleo…Maybe this is a new one to me or something but I’m way into the idea of a “smoothie bowl,” especially when it’s seasonally appropriate (even if it is hotter than fuuuuuuuuu here still…) Fire this little guy up and enjoy some super yum pumpkin-ness and don’t feel bad about it, y’all.

  • The 10 Things Perpetually Healthy Nerds Do that Unhealthy People Don’t by Steve from Nerd Fitness
    This is a bit of a long read and if you’ve been on your fitness journey for any amount of time, you’ll likely find a lot of this is on a beginner level but that doesn’t mean you won’t benefit from it. BEGINNERS — this is a great place to start if you want to learn a little more about getting your mind right for fitness and overall wellness. From a Nerd’s standpoint. Y’all already know how much I love Nerd Fitness.

  • Special on Optimum Nutrition Essential Amin.o. Energy from
    I’ll be honest, almost always runs some kind of sale on this stuff but it’s some of my favorite BCAAs and right now they’re BOGO 50% off for a limited time. Or until the next time they do it, which will likely be in another week or so.

  • Swolloween Mystery Gym Bag Sale from Flex Comics
    This is a pretty sweet deal, you guys. It’s basically an intro to Flex Comics for half the price it would normally cost you. I love love love love love my Thor “Dost Thou Even Lift?” shirt and if you’re into geek culture at all, then you’ll appreciate their other stuff. This is basically a mystery grab bag but if you look at what they offer, you’ll see that there’s no way you can lose with this. Plus you get a cool drawstring bag.

Music to Lift Heavy To

Yes, once again, I’m changing the name of this section. I think what I’m going to do is just name it whatever I think fits the song of the week. Is it great to lift heavy to? Named. Run fast-ish to? Named. Punch things to? Named. This week, we’re lifting heavy.

One of my favorite things to do on Fridays is check out the new metal releases over at This week they dropped a couple of killer bombs on me that I’m way excited about including the latest from Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats.

What I wanted to focus on this week, though, is the latest from Exhumed. Their new record Death Revenge was released today and it is pure, unfiltered, totally disgusting, head-splitting, wrist-slitting, head-severing, balls-out fucking fire. Put this on and go dominate some heavy weights.

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