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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Merry Christmas-Please decorate your house!

OK, I have been dormant for a while on the site here because I have been too busy to write creative and quippy blog posts, but I made some time today for this.

I was watching the news last night and saw a story that depicted true weakness and cowardice. A true sign we are becoming a Nation of Pussies.

Apparently there is a family in hoity toity Newton, Mass. that had the unmitigated gall to decorate their house with Christmas decorations. Can you believe the nerve of them?





What is this country coming to?

OK, seriously now, a neighbor was so OFFENDED that they sent a letter telling the family that they were basically scumbags for doing this because it is offensive.

Really?

You are offended by Christmas? A season of good tidings and cheer. A season of good will towards all. This offends you?

Sure it's a religious holiday but c'mon. I'm an neither Catholic or Christian and I do not take offense. I am shocked and chagrined that anyone can take offense at Christmas unless they are a fucking terrorist looking to banish the great Satan.

The offended douchebags, I mean party didn't even have the decency to sign the letter. If you ask me, that is cowardly and WEAK. Since weakness is a crime around here, let's issue an arrest warrant for them.

If you are going to tell someone they suck at least have the balls to do it to their face.

Let's all lighten up little and get in the spirit of the season and have a Merry Christmas. Please decorate your house and piss of the pussies in YOUR neighborhood. Mine is.

You can see the story here.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

More negativity

OK, so I have spent the last few years trying my best to get all of the negativity out of my life, including removing negative people from my circle.

I have been doing a pretty good job of this and life is good for the most part, BUT: there are people who are like herpes, they just keep coming back.

I recently got a private message  about a bad case of this in my life. No, I do not have herpes, but I do have a maggot who just will not go away.

It seems that this person, who I have blogged about before because they are a person who lacks any decent human qualities, is lacking in character, honesty and honor is constantly inserting themselves in my life, has struck again.

This person routinely screws people, talks about them behind their backs, tries to sabotage their livelihoods and is generally like a herpes sore on the planet has fucked someone else.

I do not know all of the details on this but they are pretty mad and want me to get involved because the person in question spread lies and character assaults on me to them and many others. It seems the person in question has stolen a large amount of money from the affected party, lied about them and has tried to prevent them from making a living among other things I will not mention here.

I have said in previous posts about this individual that what goes around will come around to them ten fold and it looks like their time is coming. I will not get involved with this battle although I would really like to.

I truly hope that they follow through on what they said they are going to do to set the record straight and exact some Karma on this pimple on the ass of society.

Pass this blog post on to someone you know who may fall into this category and try and get them to stop being an asshole.

I know I spent a lot of years trying to warn the person in question here that the path they were choosing was the wrong one but it was taken on deaf ears.

Good luck to the affected party and I hope you get some satisfaction from your actions. Follow through.


Thursday, October 24, 2013

More Crossfit Assholes

Really?

I know I am kicking this like a dead horse but what the fuck is going on at Crossfits?

For example, what in the FUCK is this? Besides unsafe, it's CREEPY.

and this?

Maybe they are just not happy that the kids are healthy and want to see them get hurt? Maybe  they are just assholes.

Want more stupidity?

Try this one out-$50 to the first person who can tell me what in the hell the purpose of doing assisted pullups with weight is, and why would you pay $200 a month to do them.




Wait, there's more:
 The King of All Assholes-is he really doing this with a kid strapped to his chest?


A weight vest is a better idea and a lot less hazardous to an infant.

Attention Crossfit people-if you perform stupid antics like this, you are the ones giving the GOOD Crossfits out there a BAD name.

Stop immediately.

Friday, September 6, 2013

13 Days away!

I am psyched. International Talk Like a pirate Day only comes around once a year on September 19th. It's coming fast. That's what she said.






Thursday, August 29, 2013

What the fuck goes on in Crossfit's and why do people pay $300 a month? This video was shot in a Massachusetts Crossfit last week.



Yeah, I know there are some GOOD ones with good coaches, but I get video like this all the time and hear more horror stories than you can imagine.

That is NOT how to do a Get Up. Not even close. This person is being COACHED on this by a "coach".
What the hell is the guy on the TRX doing too?

A word of advice, if you choose to go to a Crossfit, find a good one with good coaches. They are out there.
Google the coaches and see how long they have been doing it and who they learned from.

If you see this going on, RUNAWAY!

I'm sure I'll hear from their attorneys about this post.

Monday, August 26, 2013

It's been a year already...

I was very sad the other day as I realized it had been a year since my dear friend and mentor, Rich Angelo passed. See this post for more on that. .

Rich was more than a friend, he was a mentor, a brother and a leader. He was someone who ALWAYS knew what to say and when/how to say it.

This Saturday I attended a retirement party, or as we called them back in the day "A TIME" for my friend Eddie Kelley.

Eddie was a very different man than Rich, but was also a huge influence on me and how I developed as a man. He was my boss for 21 years and guided me from a somewhat wild kid to the man I am now.

Eddie was my shift commander, he was a Captain at my old job and he is now retired after 31 years as a LEADER.

Eddie was different as a leader than almost all of the supervisors at my department. He was a players coach and the administration didn't like him for that. The majority of supervisors there were "yes men" and were not promoted because of their ability to lead or their competence level in their job. They ranged from very competent and qualified individuals to political hacks who didn't have a fucking clue as to how to do their job, to a self centered, most likely bi-polar maniac who made it his pleasure to toy with people because he had power. He also ran Eddie out of his job as the best shift commander the department had and took over.
Me, Mazzio and Eddie


Eddie was a man who people wanted to work for because they respected him. The other guy people worked for because they feared him and his wrath and pettiness.   I feel it is always better to have the respect of the people working for you and then they will do a good job because of that.

I believe that the people who work for me do respect me because they do a GOOD job everyday, not because they fear me, but because of pride. When Eddie was the boss, we took pride in our jobs and did not want to disappoint him.

A group of us called him Dad (not to him but when discussing him). We frequently said that "I got called to Dad's office" when we screwed up. We never wanted to go to Dad's office because that meant we let him down and that was something we did not want to do. We were not afraid of going in, rather we were upset with ourselves for not doing what was expected of us.

I have modeled my management after what I learned form Eddie in 21 years. I still have a lot to learn and will call him when I need help. It is good to have mentors and I have been lucky to have had a few OUTSTANDING ones.

Richie, I  miss you every day like someone who lost a limb. Eddie, I miss you too, but you are still here and I hope it is for a long time.

Thank you both for all that you have done for me.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

What is this?

My spies are out there.

What the fuck goes on at the big box gyms? Sure, we have some meatheads here but not like this.

I can't tell if this is a guy, a girl or a who know what.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Can't afford organic food? You can't afford not to buy it.

I talk about GMO's in food a lot and I believe they are poison and are added for PROFIT only.

I am also a conspiracy theory guy. I love a good one. The problem with conspiracy theories is that some are waayy out there and some are TRUE.

I believe that the Monsanto corporation is inherently EVIL and they should make a movie about it, sort of a sci-fi fantasy take over the world with a Dr. Evil like character in it. 

Anyway, if you think that big money is not driving ALL of our politicians regardless of party affiliation and that they do not care one bit about you or your health, watch this movie.
  


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Lifting weights isn't that complicated

A while back, I did an article for Muscle and Fitness on choosing sets and reps.

My good friend Sean Hyson has summarized it in this blog post.

It's all about 25 reps.



I didn't make it up, I just gave my take on it. It's a quick read and you'll learn something awesome that you can use, not something sucky.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Teddy Rules!

Roosevelt, maybe the toughest bastard ever.

You yougins might not know, but Teddy was committed to give a speech and he took a 45 slug in the chest.

Did he skip the speech? Hell no.

He gave a one hour speech and then went to the hospital.

This other guy, not so much..


Friday, May 31, 2013

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Theft is the best form of flattery

I've had my shit stolen over the years a lot.

Intellectual property: books I've written, seminars I've written which included other's intellectual property which I got written permission to use (and credited to THEM) and more.

I don't steal anyone else's shit. If I use your shit, I say "I stole that from Dave Tate or whoever it was that I was fortunate enough to learn from.

I have a "competitor" or not really, but an Assclown that routinely steals my shit and says it's his.

It is not such a big deal because he is not that good at what he does and I have my own client base which is  about 1600 higher than his.

I manage nutrition for over 75 clients and all with GREAT results form a Certified Nutritionist (not a poser).

I don't say that I have been featured in major magazines when I haven't. By the way, I have. The most recent one is the May 2013 issue of Muscle and Fitness.

I don't give personal training away for $30.00 a session. My Team does not either. By the way, my Team is World Class and I'll stack my least experienced guy against his best. 

So what's the point of this?

When his nonsense is brought to my attention, and it frequently is, I usually shrug and say "whatever". Really, I have more important things to do.

I just saw the site of the thief, and I mean thief who has ZERO INTEGRITY and they are now doing Butts and Gutts and Strongman Saturday.

OK, many gyms across the country have a Butts and Gutts class, but you couldn't even think of your own name, you used the one we have been using for YEARS?

Strongman Saturday? Who is coaching it? Where did you hear that name? I wonder.

Oh, the nutrition seminar you are teaching? Is that the same one you STOLE from me and put your name as the author on the book?

C'mon, if you can't come up with your own shit, at least give it a different name than mine when you steal it.

You are a giant, unoriginal flaming bag of poop.

No, I won't say who it is. You can guess if you know me.

Yeah, I know I sound a little like "look at me" but that is not the intent.

I just hate douchebags.





Saturday, April 20, 2013

Thaks to all the police for keeping us safe.

TPS would like to offer a HUGE thanks to all the law enforcement officers who participated in catching the maggot that bombed the marathon.

We would like to single out one of my BEST friends, Mark "Z" of the Everett PD. His TEAM was responsible for apprehending the maggot.


TPS and SWAT go together like peanut butter and jelly.


Friday, April 12, 2013

Proper Spotting Techniques for Strength Training

Spotting. It's an art and many people get it wrong.

Not theses guys.

Apparently this is what goes on at Boston Sports Clubs daily, or is it Cubs?

At least they are benching.

 Thanks to my spies for sending me this GOLD.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Are you kidding me?

REALLY?


Who is the fucking moron that came up with THIS idea?


Whoever the genius behind this was should be forced to sterilize themselves so they can't breed.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Monsanto

Monsanto might be the most evil corporation on the planet.

They do a whole bunch of BAD things to  your food and now they are exempt form federal law thanks to a new directive by the feds.

Read all about it here.

If you are not familair with Monsanto, they are pioneers in GMO's. WE should all know that GMO's have no place in any foods.

Read the link above. You'll be disgusted.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

A true sign of the apocalypse



There are two new true signs of the apocalypse:

1. TPS has a Twitter account. 


I hate Twitter but it is 2013 and I realize the importance of social media for a business.  I am going to begin using Twitter to connect with our members and only, oh god I hate saying this, Tweet stuff that you will like. It is like this blog. I don’t post much because I don’t have a lot of free time and I only want to post valuable information.

2. More importantly, I cannot believe the bullshit I read in the bible, I mean Boston Herald today.  
Apparently there are “gym wars” going on in Boston in the Chestnut Hill area.
It seems that the health clubs and fitness centers (NO THEY ARE NOT GYMS) are doing everything that they can to get members. Well, they aren’t doing everything, just providing foolish amenities for members. 



Here is a list of some of the bullshit they are providing (I am not making this up):

-cold eucalyptus towels

-water bubblers infused with lemon slices and cucumber

-a floating fireplace and “experimental lounge” (whatever the hell that is)

-free use of computers so people can stay connected 

And a bunch more crap.

TPS provides none of that.  Never will.

We try and provide our members with the best staff and the best equipment and training environment. I guess I am missing something.

I always thought the gym was a place that you went to TRAIN and sweat to get RESULTS. 

"All I wanna do is lift eights and be happy" Dave Draper the Blond Bomber


Whatever happened to going to the gym, getting in a rack with a GOOD bar and squatting until your face fell off?


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

More stolen goods here

My good friend Sean Hyson might be a genius.



He has access tot the best minds in the training field and has formed a few opinions I AGREE with 100%.

You can read them here.