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Potatoes from Heaven

Where have the posts gone? It’s been a month! Simple explanation. Most of my experimental blog posts are fueled by frustration. Lack of improvement in body composition, strength, conditioning, or all three. But I think I’ve (finally!) found a balance of what to do and when to do it, with very little stress or fuss. … Continue reading

Operation 200

Yup, it happened. I hit the big 200-pound mark on the scale at work this morning, after what I swear will be my last chunk of pre-Thanksgiving carbs: some post-workout rice, a big bowl of tortellini, and some (highly-recommended) Ben & Jerry’s Mud Pie Ice Cream. But I woke up in the morning feeling a … Continue reading

Burger of the Day

My “old man” dinner last night was a rabid clustering of every low-carb high-fat ingredient in my fridge, throwing them together in a pan to break an unexpected fast of sorts. A long lunch meeting at work turned out *not* to have any lunch at all. Just coffee and fruit. Blerg. So aside from my … Continue reading

Adventures in Carb Backloading

I’m always up for a good experiment. And during my random browsings, I came upon yet another nutrition idea that could help my strength and conditioning. It’s endorsed by a physicist, so it *has* to work. It’s called carb backloading, and it has received a fair bit of press recently as the new big thing. … Continue reading

How Bad is Rice?

What did I do this morning, my shoulders sore from climbing, my quads aching for unknown reasons? First off, I slept in till 8:30, a full 9 hours of glorious bedtime. And after my coffee, if you guessed that I snuck in some uphill sprints before the rain came pouring down, you’re right! My endurance … Continue reading

I Am The Warrior

The time has come, the Walrus said, to beat my ass into shape. The past week or two have been anything but strict. So many delicious cheat meals and snacks found their way back into my routine, a beer here, a Reese’s peanut butter egg there, that my poor GI tract has is an allergic … Continue reading

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

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