Dec 3, 2014

Routine Will Kill You

“The less routine, the more life.” – Amos Bronson Alcott, American Teacher, Writer, Philosopher, and Father of Louisa May Alcott, 1799-1888 This article was inspired by a story a friend relayed to me. It wasn’t told with the intent of imparting a moral lesson, rather, something of a humorous and “Can ...

Nov 22, 2014

The Importance of Nasal Breathing for Cold Weather Exercise

Old Man Winter has hit hard and early this year, leaving very little time for our bodies to adjust to the cold, biting and dry winter air. Nasal breathing is of most importance in regulating our body temperature and oxygen intake, especially in winter exercise.

Oct 31, 2014

Stuff Every Bearded Man Should Know About Movember

So you’ve decided to join #Movember and give cancer a united swift kick in the ol’ hairys, eh? That’s right, cancer can bite it! It’s pretty cool that we get to show our support and raise awareness by growing out our stache-o supreme-o, but that means starting with a clean-shaven face. For a ...

Oct 2, 2014

How to Take a Punch!

On the last day of the school year, some young punks decided to jump a kid outside our cul-de-sac. Several of them got off the school bus at his usual stop and pretty soon had him up against the side of a house letting him have it. Several other young punks decided to ...

Oct 1, 2014

Fireside Topic: How do you handle hair loss (going bald)?

It happened several years ago. After getting a haircut, the first in quite a while, I noticed something looked different. Had she taken off too much? No. My hair was thinning. I always had a full, thick set of hair and never considered it might thin out, at least not at such a ...

Aug 13, 2014

The Dangerous Talk of Peace After Suicide

With Robin Williams’ death, and him being such a big presence in the lives of families, there has been some well-meaning, yet dangerous, talk that I have noticed from his and other celebrity suicides that I believe we should take note of and be careful with. Ultimately I believe it is a reflection ...

Aug 11, 2014

Vim, Vigor, and Vitality!

When I was just a boy I distinctly remember having a conversation with one of my uncles that went something like this: Me: “Why is your belly so big?” I said pointing out his beer gut, though I didn’t know that was what it was at the time. ...

Aug 5, 2014

Eugen Sandow: Part 3 – Views on Diet and Exercise

Before diet fads and exercise trends, Eugen Sandow showed what a proper diet for a bodybuilder should look like. He also had some thoughts on the American diet we should pay attention to.

Jul 25, 2014

Eugen Sandow: Part 2 – How Strength Affects Society

There is a stereotype figure of the old-time strongman that we will have to part with when thinking about Eugen Sandow. I think most people imagine a brutish, hulking man, who has been naturally endowed with a larger frame and muscles, and therefore, has relied upon his body rather than his mind all his life. 

Jul 24, 2014

Fireside Topic: How do you handle getting sick?

I rarely get sick but have been bit with something now for about a week and a half. The first few days are alright, slowing down my pace for a while can be rejuvenating in a sense, but I am pretty much ready for this thing to be gone at this point. All ...

Jul 19, 2014

Eugen Sandow: Part 1 – The Perfect Male Form

If I say a name such as Schwarzenegger, Weider, Lee Haney, or Ronnie Coleman, there is a good chance you know who I’m talking about. But if I say Eugen Sandow? Well, probably not. However, he is none other than Mr. Olympia himself, or, at least, the Mr. Olympia statue that is given ...

Jun 25, 2014

Learn Something About Yourself

I have found that I am learning something about myself that wasn’t as in-my-face obvious when working out on my own. This is because I was able to get involved with a fitness group called F3. This week, I discuss how sometimes you are best able to learn something about yourself when you are not at all alone.
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