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Pay The Cost To Be The Boss

A little thought experiment, as I lunch on some non-organic soy-and-grain-fed chicken thighs full of omega-6’s and sip on generic mycotoxin-laden coffee with half-and-half from rBST-treated factory-farmed cows: How much would a perfect diet cost? What if I were willing to pay for the best of everything? I’m not, by the way. A couple caveats: … Continue reading

Guilt by Association

To sum up the past week in a few words: I’ve needed to know where my inhaler is at all times. And just when I thought I had this thing beat, or at least well-maintained, there’s been a gradual change for the worse with my asthma over the past month, and I’m pretty sure I … Continue reading

The Post-Workout Meal Redefined

The Post-Workout Meal, Redefined Like some of you, I’ve been intently following the #pfx12 Twitter thread and the various discussions going on at the 2012 PaleoFX Conference, featuring dignitaries like Mark Sisson, Robb Wolf, and Chris Kresser. One of the topics that sparked my interest was the idea of what to eat after a workout, … Continue reading

Return of the Hack

My experiment with increasing my carb intake has been somewhat of a success. Still a work in progress, but it’s already seen some ups and downs. A bit of background: I’ve been unwittingly eating a low-carb diet, about 60g a day, and usually under 30g on non-workout days. Combined with heavy lifting 3 days a … Continue reading


Let’s take the following assumptions about be to be true: 1. I work out more than the average person. 2. I sleep less than I should. 3. I worry a hell of a lot more than I should. 4. For the amount of exercise I do and the steadfastness of my diet, I’m not seeing the … Continue reading

Cortisol and Testosterone

Or: “Embracing My Inner Cat”. “It’s cliche to see a kitty playing with a ball of yarn, but it’s cliche for a reason. A ball of yarn is fun, it’s something humans have never figured out. Humans never saw the beauty in a ball of yarn, they tried to make it into things, sweaters, blankets, … Continue reading

Deep Fried Lungs

I was feeling good. 390lb deadlifts for 4 reps, which is about 2.2x my bodyweight now, which yields a potential 1-rep max of 442 lbs (my previous actual max being 425). I jogged home from the gym, downed the remaining half of a Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccino ice cream with some whey protein, and a … Continue reading