“Manthropology”, and Preaching the Health-Performance Continuum

"A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push." - Ludwig Wittgenstein Heh; OK,...

The Benefit of Less-Extreme Views

True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are united ~ Alexander von HumboldtGeorge Church (Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School) argues, in this Big Think piece, that the...

The Great Divide, and Physical Culture as Alchemy

...Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter-faction, the vegans, are a persistent irritant to any chef worth a damn.  To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese is...

What They Want vs What They Need

"...Can’t we at least give one another the benefit of the doubt?  I can be somewhat patient with people who think they have the truth, the problem is those who think they have the whole...

Amalgamation; The Workout as a Non-Dogmatic Experience

"In this age of specialization men who thoroughly know one field are often incompetent to discuss another. The great problems of the relations between one and another aspect of human activity have for this...

Honoring Your Genetic Endowment

"Fear paralyzes; curiosity empowers.  Be more interested than afraid."- Patricia Alexander Having spent 17+ years in the pharmaceutical industry leaves me somewhat reluctant to jump wholesale on the bash-the-pharmaceutical-bastards bandwagon.   Drug companies...

Milk, Steroids and Saturated Fat…Oh My!

Carl Lanore, of Super Human Radio, recently interviewed a very well-spoken Dr. Brian Roy on the benefits of quaffing milk in conjunction with serious resistance training.  Now I'm a firm believer, because of what...

Ancestral Fitness: Framework vs Re-enactment

One idea that I have been very pleased to see begin trickling out of the Paleo/Evolutionary Fitness/Ancestral Fitness community as of late is the notion of  Paleo (writ large) as being a framework of...

Activity, and the Biochemical/Hormonal Milieu

Just a little something to chew on here, folks; another from the “this I believe, but cannot prove” files.  As always, I'm open to fresh takes and opposing views.  Questions, comments, complaints?  The floor...

A Quick Q & A, and an Upright Press-Centered Workout

Q & A Time – TTP reader Tony asks the following questions in reference to my recent Autoregulation post.  A quick disclaimer, though, before we delve in: First off, I am an unabashed generalist athlete;...

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