“If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.”
– Michaelangelo
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My good friend Roger Dickerman really knows how to work an interview.  His knowledge of health, wellness and fitness is vast, he gets just how to pace the discussion, and has a knack for pulling the most relevant info out of even the most bumbling (i.e., me) of guests.  I truly value Roger’s friendship, his knowledge, coaching acumen, and his contribution to the Paleo f(x) community.
Linked below is an interview we conducted a few weeks back, and which was released last week.  We delve into *a lot* of stuff, here.  Check out the show notes at the link.
http://relentlessroger.com/keith-norris/
As a side note, we’re taping a follow-on later this morning, so keep an eye out for that.

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Gettin’ my mind swole on…
Albert Einstein once said, “Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.”  I really take that to heart. Especially so when I have the opportunity to rub elbows with some of the best and brightest in the S&C and functional medicine crowd.  I had just that chance this past weekend as Ben House and Aaron Davis of Austin’s Train • Adapt • Evolve  hosted Optimizing Athleticism: The Health and Performance Solution this past weekend in Austin.
Ben House, of TAE, dropping a serious knowledge blitzkrieg
Ben House, of TAE, dropping a serious knowledge blitzkrieg
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: if you’re serious about your craft, you absolutely have to attend live events.  This is in addition to devouring all you can in other formats as your day-to-day intellectual sustenance.  The cost of events like this pales in comparison to the amount of knowledge you’ll gain, and the lifelong friends you’ll meet.  I’ve never regretted a live event I’ve ever attended, and this was no exception.  I’ll say this: ask anyone in attendance and I’ll bet they say they would have gladly paid double for the experience.  What a fantastic group of people, all of whom I’m proud to have met and come to know.
Hats off to Ben and Aaron for organizing such a great event, and thanks to all the speakers and attendees — I learned something valuable from each and every one of you.  Thanks so much for paying it forward.
And a big time thanks to Mario Mendias of My Fit Foods for letting us have run of his beautiful, Lake Travis home.

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Looking for a workout idea?  Here ya go.  This is what I hit on Sunday after returning from the conference.
A1) 1 power clean + 1 front squat at 185
A2) 14 bodyweight lunges
15 rounds; at the bar every other minute.  Every rep of every exercise was as close to perfect as I could make it.
Easy-peasey 😉
In health, fitness, and ancestral wellness –
Keith

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