The Definitive Guide to Micro-Workouts

Not long after I started doing calisthenics regularly (some time in 2011 or so), or perhaps just before, I pulled my head out of the hole in the ground that it was buried in and learned to stop assuming everything I read about exercise and strength-building is correct and applicable to me. That would beContinue reading “The Definitive Guide to Micro-Workouts”

How to Think Clearly About Health and Fitness I: Blue Zone Habits

Blue zones are very interesting. These are regions in the world where, apparently, people live a lot longer than expected. There are blue zones in parts of Greece, Italy, Japan, South America, and even in California. Many researchers and writers study the habits of people who live in blue zones in order to understand whyContinue reading “How to Think Clearly About Health and Fitness I: Blue Zone Habits”

How Did a Book About Getting Abs Become My Favorite Overall Fitness and Nutrition Book of All?

I don’t care about abs. Visible abs are obsessed over and highly overrated. If they indicate one’s fitness and body-fat levels accurately then they are a bi-product of hard work and a good diet and discipline and as such are not necessarily a bad thing But as a specific goal, I don’t see the point.Continue reading “How Did a Book About Getting Abs Become My Favorite Overall Fitness and Nutrition Book of All?”

Your Personal Paleo Code – Week 3

At this point I have settled in to the routine of roughly 80% compliance and although my mind continues to jump from one idea to another regarding this effort, as it always has with any effort, my progress continues. If I can get my thoughts organized I think there is a separate post here aboutContinue reading “Your Personal Paleo Code – Week 3”

My Current Workout: “Get Strong” by the Brothers Kavadlo

On October 19th and 20th, 2019 I attended the Dragon Door Progressive Calisthenics Clinic in New York City. The class was taught by my two favorite fitness people: Al and Danny Kavadlo. I have a lot of heroes in the calisthenics and fitness industry, but these two are by far the top of the heap.Continue reading “My Current Workout: “Get Strong” by the Brothers Kavadlo”

Grain-Free, Nut-Free Pizza

Grain-free, nut-free pizza with pepperoni, olives, roasted eggplant, roasted red bell pepper, baby arugula Ingredients: 4 oz. grated cheese of your choice (mozzarella is typically used, but I used sharp cheddar here. Mozzarella gives a mild flavor but I knew I wouldn’t be putting cheese on top of the pizza so I wanted a cheesierContinue reading “Grain-Free, Nut-Free Pizza”

Your Personal Paleo Code, Week 2

I have finished week 1 of Chris Kresser‘s Your Personal Paleo Code, and the results have been surprising. The first surprising observation has been that my compliance has been pretty bad. This was surprising because I have done these things before and had a lot less trouble keeping to the rules, as strict as theyContinue reading “Your Personal Paleo Code, Week 2”

Here Are Some Real Food Meals

Everything pictured here grew or was prepared in rough accordance with the Whole 30 Challenge and Chris Kresser’s Your Personal Paleo Code. In general, that means no sugar or sweeteners, no grains, no industrial seed oils, no legumes and no dairy. Real food. The exceptions would be the croissants that snuck into one of theContinue reading “Here Are Some Real Food Meals”

Your Personal Paleo Code by Chris Kresser – Reset, Day 1

I am reading Your Personal Paleo Code by Chris Kresser. The program is divided into three parts: reset, rebuild, revive. The reset phase is a 30 day very strict paleo diet that is quite similar to the Whole 30 Challenge. This is 30 days of strict paleo where you are eliminating all sugar and sweeteners,Continue reading “Your Personal Paleo Code by Chris Kresser – Reset, Day 1”