The 20/30 Workout

April 9, 2017

My recent post explained how to design your own workout with just a few basic principles. I’ve been taking my own advice and devised a new one for myself. I call it the 20/30 workout. It was inspired by a study I came across, which compared the [...]

What’s Happened to the Language?

March 19, 2017

I’m a student of words. I enjoy writing and reading. I tend to take the written and spoken word literally, as I generally don’t want to waste brain energy trying to determine what someone “really meant.” Being a student of words, I’ve [...]

Best of 2016

January 29, 2017

In keeping with my post from 2015, here’s a few tidbits that earned a mention for 2016: Training What: Anything calisthenics or gymnastics Why: It’s been almost a year since I switched over to predominantly calisthenics and gymnastics strength [...]

Do You Need A Workout Program? Do It Yourself!

November 18, 2016

I remember when I was around 12 or so. The youth and young adult magazines of the day advertised workout programs in their back pages. The one I remember vividly entailed a skinny kid getting sand kicked in his face at the beach. Then, after a [...]

Move More Tip # 16

February 22, 2016

Hang out.  Literally. Find something to hang from each day, or several times throughout the day. Fight off the urge to do a pull-up and just relax. This helps the primal professional on two fronts. First, it gives you a great full-body stretch, [...]

Confessions of a Freezer Addict

February 12, 2016

I’m often asked how I’m able to cook almost every meal I eat. The secret is having a lot of meats on hand, and being very organized. Being a block away from a Whole Foods doesn’t hurt either. When it comes to having meat on hand, [...]

Do You Want Another Reason to Eat Dark Chocolate?

February 7, 2016

Isn’t the fact that it tastes great enough? Yes, but there’s even more. The flavanols in cocoa are great for cardiovascular health, circulation and cognitive health. And here’s a recently published study in which it was demonstrated that [...]

Why I have a Sauna at Home

February 3, 2016

I’ve been using an infrared sauna about 5 days a week for several months. I was using the sauna at the gym one day a week or so for a couple of years. However, sauna therapy appears to be one of those rare health endeavors where more is actually, [...]

Bodyweight Training Revisited

January 30, 2016

For a lot of us, bodyweight movements offered our first foray into resistance training. Maybe you started with push-ups and then discovered pull-ups on the monkey bars. Maybe you got into gymnastics as a kid. Maybe you were a standout with [...]

To Squat, or Not to Squat?

January 7, 2016

There’s no shortage of leg exercises or leg-specific machines in the gym. Adduction machines, abduction machines, leg presses, leg curl machines, leg extension machines, resisted leg swing apparatuses, as well as many, many more. With such an [...]
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