BBQ, Scotch, and Strength & Conditioning. A Few of My Favorite Things

Mere change is not growth. Growth is the synthesis of change and continuity, and where there is no continuity there is no growth.  -CS Lewis "Game changer" is a hackneyed phrase these days, but I'll...

The Goods on Exercising Efficiently, Embracing the Suck, and Expanding Your Mind

“If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.” – Michaelangelo My good friend Roger Dickerman really knows how to work an interview.  His...

Sprints & Bars Workouts, New School Dips, and Proper Hydration

Controlling those elements that you can makes you Wolverine-like to those things you can't.

Bloodwork Revisited — My Omega 3 Retest

So a year ago (as documented in this post) I had my Omega 3 levels tested as part of a pre- ID Nutrition work up. I decided to target Omega 3s because you usually don't see much discussion on testing/tracking these in the same way that you find tracking of, for example, vitamin D. I also wanted to highlight what I think is the gold standard of Omega 3 testing, the Holman Omega 3 Test.

Cool Tools

That picture above is of the old school, plate-loaded, Nautilus pullover. “Best of class” when it comes to the old school machines. And plate-loaded because, let’s face it, the weight stacks on the newer models just don’t go heavy enough, brah. Plus, who doesn't like the clang and rattle of old 45 lb plates?

The Importance of Nutrient Density

Photo by Redd Angelo on Unsplash Adequate nutrient density provides the building blocks for health, longevity, and vibrancy. Unfortunately, your diet is less than nutritious. And your supplementation program -- if you have one at all...

Space Travel, the Extreme Environmental Mismatch

"Do what you can, where you are, with what you have." - Teddy Roosevelt  The Paleo lifestyle.  Efficient and effective strength and conditioning.  Pinpointed micro-nutrition and supplementation.  When everything is boiled down to the essential...

Paleo f(x)!

Heal thyself, harden thyself, change the world - Keith & Michelle Norris, Paleo f(x) Co-founders   The largest Paleo event in the world takes place this week, in Austin, Texas.  To say that Michelle and I...

Hypermuscularity vs Athleticism

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. -Vince Lombardi On the left, your normal, everyday whippet.  And on the right, his myostatin-deficient, albeit slow-poke, cousin.   So here’s something rather interesting -- and particularly...

Survival vs Optimization… with a Dose of Moderation

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records. -William Arthur Ward A question during a recent podcast interview (I’ll post the link when it’s up and running) prompted me to consider how my...

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