Archive for 'Dogma'
Posted on 30. Sep, 2010 by theorytopractice.
Really, is it all that complicated? Yeah, all of us in the Paleo/Evolutionary Fitness community like to geek-out on the minutia of this stuff (and with the workout specifics as well), but when we get down to brass tacks — or (and especially so!) when dealing with the “mainstream”, or potential converts — it’s helpful [...]
Posted on 04. Aug, 2010 by theorytopractice.
THE big questions in the world of strength and conditioning: the efficacy of utilizing explosive movements in the pursuit of athletic betterment, calories vs “content” vis-à-vis weight gain/weight loss, the single vs multiple set debate…; now if it weren’t for pressing issues like these, exactly what, pray tell, would we Physical Culturalists have to argue [...]
Posted on 09. Jul, 2010 by theorytopractice.
So here are the greens from the beets that I made on Wednesday night, making an appearance alongside Thursday night’s totally awesome, locally/pasture-raised cut of smoked pork. Damn fine eats, I gotta say. The greens were sautéed with onions in a liberal amount of coconut oil, then splashed with a bit of coconut vinegar, salt [...]
Posted on 25. Jun, 2010 by theorytopractice.
Dave Durrell, of High Intensity Nation, recently posted on a very effective, isolation + compound movement shoulder training technique, utilizing a good ol’ weightlifting standby — the pre-exhaust method. This is a fine example, in my opinion, of employing the right tool for the job. Let’s take a step back and consider the various ways [...]
Posted on 17. Jun, 2010 by theorytopractice.
No more than a single iron skillet and a few minutes of prep time for these two. Grass-fed eye of chuck, butternut squash and cauliflower mix, free-range pork sausage, roasted free-range chicken quarters and a little sweet potato. Good meals, and plenty of leftovers to boot. [slideshow] By the way, you’ll notice that there’s very [...]
Posted on 25. Jun, 2009 by theorytopractice.
“Cynicism is the intellectual cripple’s substitute for intelligence. It is the dishonest businessman’s sub writer, for self-respect.” – Russell Lynes Malcolm Gladwell, in his very interesting book, Outliers (if you haven’t yet read it, I highly recommend you do), posits the notion that the combination of inherent talent, timing (luck of circumstance), and persistent skills [...]
Posted on 20. Mar, 2009 by theorytopractice.
I hate to be such a damn cynic, but could we not see this one coming from a mile away? “After searching NHANES between the years 1999 and 2004 for participants that fit the JUPITER profile, then extrapolating that to the general population, Michos and Blumenthal estimate that about 6.5 million older adults with low [...]
Posted on 16. Mar, 2009 by theorytopractice.
Weighing 230 pounds, she had tried every possible way to restrict her caloric intake — including diets, diet pills and bariatric surgery — without long-term success. “I’ve tried them all and [the weight’s] not coming off,” she said. “I really believe it’s got something to do with the brain.” ~ From The ABC News special, [...]
Posted on 11. Feb, 2009 by theorytopractice.
“Obstinacy is the result of the will forcing itself into the place of the intellect.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer Here’s a quick and interesting LA Times article on the subject of Charles Darwin, evolution, and the so-called phenomenon of “speedy” or “swift” evolution. Detractors of the Paleo lifestyle are wont to fly the flag of speedy/swift [...]
Posted on 22. Jan, 2009 by theorytopractice.
Some of you may have already come across this article, either from Art’s Evolutionary Fitness site, or straight from the New York Times. I think the article’s author (Marlene Zuk) may have misinterpreted the precepts and/or goals of a Paleo/EFit lifestyle. Most adherents of this lifestyle realize (at least, I hope they do) that our [...]