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I Like Big Rocks and I Cannot Lie

The Pareto Principle is a great organizing concept that can be applied pretty much every element of life.  From Wikipedia: “The Pareto principle (also known as the 80-20 rule, the law of the vital few, and the principle of factor sparsity) states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes.  Business management thinker Joseph M. Juran suggested …

In Defense Of Food by Michael Pollan

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In Defense of Food

by Ninja Master Mark Fisher Alright y’all.  Can’t recommend this one enough.  So as you all know, my specialty is body recomposition (read: getting you to look smokin’ naked). And because of that, when making general recommendations for food, I tend to focus on the quantitative quality of foods; grams of protein, total calories, etc.  This …

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Progression, Variation, Precision, Thunderdomes

As loyal readers know, I’ve come to develop an appreciation for many of the tenets of old-timey fitness. Although I watched it several months ago now, I’m still pondering the implications of this lecture from Physical Culture Historian Dr. Ed Thomas.  Admittedly, part of my enjoyment has to do with the professorial charms of Dr. Thomas; I am …

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The Way of Health and Hotness

As many of you know, I’ve recently been teaching some fitness classes in addition to my usual personal training antics.  It’s been an absurd amount of fun and the response has been overwhelming and humbling.  When many of the students in my current class asked if I’d be interested in doing another session straight away… well, I’m not one to turn down people with a passion for the Way of Health and Hotness.  

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What’s the Hubub With Creatine?

So eventually I’m going to get a little more in depth on my thoughts on supplements, but the real fast version is, I don’t think that most work, at least never to the degree promised by the obnoxious ad copy.  I’m not convinced there’s a health risk per se, but generally outside of the placebo …

The 4-Hour Body by Timothy Ferriss

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The 4 Hour Body

Tim Ferriss, the business expert who wrote the now ubiquitous 4 Hour Workweek, has stepped into the world of health and hotness.  As readers of his first work know, this isn’t exactly a wild departure: Ferriss made his millions creating, running, and selling a supplement company.Feriss’s book is EPIC, clocking in around almost 600 pages.  Happily, it’s split up into a number of smaller books addressing common goals like fat loss, muscle gain, and optimal sexy time.

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Don’t Make “The Perfect” the Enemy of “The Good”

The fitness industry is a magical land.  It’s filled with beautiful bodies, science-y words, otherworldly feats of strength… and crazy-ass FOCD people. Now, I point this out lovingly, since I too once suffered from Fitness Obsessed Compulsive Disorder.  When you get reeeeeeally into training, it’s easy to lose sight of the forrest for the trees. …

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Toning Shoes Make Me Want To Put a Knife In My Eye

  Alright. You’ve seen the shoes.  You’ve seen the ads. You’ve even seen the commercial version of the ad above. And frankly… the gal in the commercial is in fact, absurdly hot.  Good commercial ad guys!  I’m gonna go buy a pair ASAP!!!  I too long for firm toned buttocks!!!! (Mad Men 1, Mark 0). …