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Gorilla Arms

I’ve decided to make excuses for my continued crummy attempts at power cleans, handstand pushups, and most of the other workout elements that CrossFit loves disproportionately. Most people have a height that’s about equal to their armspan. Look at Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous Vitruvian ManĀ (above), the classic drawing of ideal human proportion. A circle. Not … Continue reading

The Amateur Learns to Swim

I’ve never been much of a swimmer. I took lessons as a kid, wearing goggles and nose plugs and water wings and hanging onto a foam noodle. I learned to make it across the length of a pool and not much else. We had a pool in the back of our townhouse complex when I … Continue reading