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Why I Quit Crossfit

November 21, 2014

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Let me first start by saying that this is not a post aimed at bashing Crossfit. I will not be debating whether or not a kipping pull up is better than a dead hang pull up. I will not be discussing whether or not you should be doing power/olympic lifts for high reps. Those discussions […]

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Why I Love Intermittent Fasting

April 27, 2012

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Those who know me know that I am constantly experimenting with various facets of my life and seeking ways to improve it. Health-wise, I look for ways to increase performance, energy, and overall well-being. For about a year and a half now, I’ve been reading about and practicing Intermittent Fasting (IF). For those who are […]

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Review of The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferriss, Part 1: Diet

January 15, 2011

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Some of you may be familiar with Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek.  For those of you who aren’t, he’s quite an interesting character.  He’s constantly experimenting with life hacking techniques, or getting the maximum results with minimal effort.  That should not be confused with laziness, but achieving the desired effects without unnecessary expenditure […]

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Incorporating yoga into your rest periods

May 21, 2010

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We all know that as important as it is to work out, it is equally important to give your body the rest it needs.  Constantly pushing your body to the limit without any rest period doesn’t allow your muscles the proper time to rebuild and recover.  Over-training thus leads to injury and performance deterioration rather […]

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How to dial in your diet, save money, and time

May 13, 2010

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1) Only buy natural foods This can easily be accomplished by staying around the perimeter of the grocery store.   All the fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, and meats are located around the perimeter.  There are few food items that you should be purchasing from the middle of the store, which is where all the processed, unhealthy […]

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The back squat, the mother of all lifts and more technical than you think

May 9, 2010

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I’m learning a lot from the Crossfit Barbell Club, which meets three days a week and has a focus on strength conditioning instead of the general fitness conditioning that a regular Crossfit workout trains you for.  Although my cardio will probably suffer a bit, it is a necessary evil in order to maximize my lifts.  […]

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The only thing you need to know to feel your best every day

October 21, 2009

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Paleo + Crossfit = Optimal Health This short, but simple equation is all that is required. What is Paleo? Paleo is short for the Paleolithic Diet.  It is also a concept espoused by Mark Sisson in The Primal Blueprint.  The Paleolithic Diet and The Primal Blueprint are almost identical in message.  In short, they seek […]

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Chia Seeds — one of the healthiest foods you’re not eating?

October 12, 2009

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In a recent book I read entitled Born to Run, the author, Christopher McDougall, spent time with a native tribe in Mexico called the Tarahumara.  In one of my earlier posts, I mentioned that the Tarahumara were a tribe of ultra-marathoners who participated in races within the Copper Canyons of Mexico.  One of the things […]

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Vibram Five Fingers and a new way of running

September 5, 2009

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I recently finished reading an amazing book by Christopher McDougall entitled Born to Run.  It is the story of a writer who enjoyed running, but seemed to get injured all the time.  Doctors basically told him that he wasn’t meant to run and should either stop or do more low impact activities such as biking. […]

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