Archive for the ‘Fitness’ Category

The Latest Bit of Madness From the CrossFit Crowd

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 20:59 6 Comments

I really have many issues with CrossFit training, having tried it, practiced it, and then decided it was not a good fit for me and the philosophy I have developed in recent years around conditioning and fitness. I don’t intend to diss crossfitters personally, for so many of them are libertarian and /or paleo-primal, and [...]

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The Detroit Free Press Runs My Photo … Again

Saturday, July 7, 2012 6:47 2 Comments

I made it into the Detroit Free Press again. Dunno how, except they must like this photo. This photo is from the August 2009 feature article they did on me and my downtown functional fitness workout.

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21 Days Away From Dumping the Federal Food Pyramid

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 5:53 1 Comment

My latest article is up at LewRockwell.com: “21 Days Away From Dumping the Federal Food Pyramid.”

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Real Bodybuilders

Saturday, August 14, 2010 6:30 8 Comments

In the Republic of the Congo, here are a group of men in a makeshift gym with a bunch of “stuff” cobbled together to make gym equipment that mimics the standard equipment found in the West. They are doing traditional bodybuilding exercises as opposed to functional fitness, but hey, this is sensational given that they [...]

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Stupid Fitness Fads, Part 494

Saturday, May 1, 2010 18:26 14 Comments

People know how I love stupid exercise gimmicks made for the lazy masses. Here’s another horrifying “fitness” tool that is probably bringing in handsome profits. Instead of lifting iron, you can just stand there, for 6 minutes a day, and hold a dumbbell that “shakes.” Brutal workout! Listen to the part where the commercial describes [...]

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Now Here is a Badass

Monday, April 26, 2010 20:19 3 Comments

Just forget the part where she says, “This is how Michelle Obama gets those biceps looking good……” Oh gimme a break … and besides, I never noticed Michelle Obama with good-looking biceps (??) But Ernestine is ripped at 73, and she is smokin’. Besides having beautiful muscle, she’s a cardio maniac running 80 miles per [...]

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Stan the Pull-Up Man

Sunday, March 21, 2010 12:42 2 Comments

He holds the world record at age 50.

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For the Paleo-Primal Mark Sissonites

Friday, August 14, 2009 10:29 2 Comments

The 2 Blowhards have put together a two-part interview with primal-paleo guru Mark Sisson. Part I is here and Part II is here. But first I would read Michael’s excellent “introduction” of Mark Sisson and how he came to live the healthy lifestyle as opposed to following conventional wisdom.

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Detroit Free Press Story Featuring Me

Sunday, August 9, 2009 18:08 2 Comments

A writer from the Detroit Free Press did a feature story on me and why I do “functional” workouts using my outdoor environment. It is in today’s paper. Here is the link to the photo essay I originally published on my website showing my “downtown Detroit functional fitness workouts.” A fitness writer from the Detroit Free [...]

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Blogging on Fitness, Training, General Health Issues, and Nutrition

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 6:56 6 Comments

I’ve heard from a lot of folks concerning this recent post. As some readers of this blog may know, I have been posting on fitness training and nutrition/food issues since the beginning of this blog (2002), as well as articles on LewRockwell.com that go back many years. I have been considering starting up a separate [...]

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