Meesus TTP — being, as she is, in the midst of an full-on Face Book addiction and embroiled in the throes of planning for an upcoming High School reunion — found and posted this picture.  Wow, this brings back a flood of memories.  Is there any doubt this is a Texas High School football pep rally?  I mean, check out my belt buckle!  And though not captured in the picture, there’s no doubt in my mind that I’m wearing roper boots and sporting a Copenhagen ring in the back pocket of my Wrangler cowboy cut jeans.  I don’t know what the deal was with the sticking out the tongue thing; I guess I thought I was being cute.


Anyway, I can’t help but to wonder to what extent a  Paleo lifestyle would have bettered my performance on the field.  My gut feeling is, that it would have helped immensely.  But that’s all water under the bridge.  I really do wish, though, that today’s youth could be made fully aware of the advantages of a Paleo lifestyle.

In Health,


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Keith Norris is a former standout athlete, a military vet, and an elite strength and conditioning expert with over 35 years of in-the-trenches experience. As a serial entrepreneur in the health and wellness space, he is an owner, co-founder and Chief Development Officer of the largest Paleo conference in the world, Paleo f(x) . As well, Keith is a partner in one of the most innovative lines of boutique training studios in the nation, Efficient Exercise. He’s also a partner in ARXFit training equipment, and a founding member of ID Life. In his spare time, he authors one of the top fitness blogs in the health and wellness sphere, Theory To Practice.


  1. Good post and nice picture. You are much more cut now.

    I have starting my kids on the Paleo way since I started. With all the gene expression starting in their growing bodies I think it a good idea. Their performance on the field will be greatly improved over mine due to it I am sure. Thanks for all your great advice.

    • I was about 215 at this time, at 6′ tall. As a comparison, I’m 200 lbs at the same 6′ today. I probably could have cut a good 20lbs of fat and added quite a bit more muscle on a Paleo diet. That would have helped my power/BW ratio quite a bit. Looking back, I really didn’t eat all that bad, though, considering. I never had much of a junk tooth, though I drank milk by the gallon and ate my weight in bread and potatoes. But I ate plenty of “home cookin'” as well, good amounts meat and vegetables. My parents are still, I’m sure, recovering financially from that God-awful grocery bill. They were never so happy as to finally get me on the University’s meal ticket 🙂

  2. At the local university there is a place where the meal card gets students as much as they want to eat. You should see the amount of food that guys can eat!

    Love the feathered hair!


    • Yeah, even in south Texas we weren’t impervious to the styles of the ’80’s. You should see some of the pictures Meesus TTP is digging up. Gawwwwwd!


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