“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.” ~Soren Kierkegaard And now for a revolution in critical thinking skills… I don’t intend for this to be a long post today; I was fully engaged in an IDLife event last week (working on that pinpointed supplementation pillar)… [More…]
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 be damned if I can think of a better term to use for the movements I’ve been able to associate… [More…]
“Since, in the long run, every planetary civilization will be endangered by impacts from space, every surviving civilization is obliged to become spacefaring–not because of exploratory or romantic zeal, but for the most practical reason imaginable: staying alive… If our long-term survival is at stake, we have a basic responsibility to our species to venture… [More…]
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.
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?
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 training has changed over the years. Not just the nuts-and-bolts specifics of that training, but the deeper, underlying, philosophical aspects…. [More…]
“To know oneself, one should assert oneself.” – Albert Camus I’ve written in a prior post my thoughts on where supplementation fits in to my “four pillars” approach to health, fitness and wellbeing. I’ve also discussed the pros, cons and limitations of both properly designed assessments and blood panels and, citing my own Omega-3 level… [More…]
“A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.” – Confucius I’ve had some discussions lately about periodization models, and about what models I think are most effective and, more to the point, why (seemingly, at least) I don’t follow any periodization model at all in my own workouts. Even… [More…]
“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.” – Albert Einstein A few weeks ago (as documented in this post) I pricked a finger, dabbed some blood on a blotter card and, feeling rather smug that I’d “upper percentile” the hell out of the results, sent the sample off to… [More…]
“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” – Oscar Wilde So I’ve been super busy over the last couple of weeks; barely able to sneak in a few workouts here and there. Now I hate to beat a dead horse, but here, again, is another reason/example for the “common guy” to leave the… [More…]