Buckets O’ Fitness

When it comes to overall health and fitness, we can put most ideas into one of the following buckets:  Willpower and effort Conceptual or theoretical knowledge Practical knowledge Stress and emotion regulation Four buckets, two questions Which buckets do you think are the most important?Which buckets seem to get filled the most? Those red-lettered buckets are appealing, aren’t they? They are not only more intuitive, they are also easier to create media content around. So… Continue reading Buckets O’ Fitness

Chasing the burn

My older brother had a bit of a scare recently. He got some bloodwork back with a clinical diagnosis of “no bueno.”  While he has always enjoyed food (and whisky), he’s also stayed pretty active.  However, this past year, his kids left the nest, stress has been high at work, and you know, like, globally.  As his activity went down, red flags came up.  Things like impaired insulin sensitivity, increased LDL, and increased blood pressure. … Continue reading Chasing the burn

Your top 3

The majority of problems emerge from pretty predictable places.  These things are not—or should not be—surprises.  Sure, extreme edge-cases exist.  But without the benefit of hindsight, most black swans are really just red herrings.  That’s why my advice is to place most of your bets on the highest percentage outcomes.  Like a professional gambler, you’ll lose from time to time but come out ahead in the long-term.  If you can just stick to the plan,… Continue reading Your top 3

The trouble with wieners

Friends, the idea that the market will correct itself is a nice one.  And probably true over long enough of a timeline.  Here’s the problem: that timeline may extend beyond your own and the next generation’s too.  Which brings us to the first decrease in human lifespan in decades.  So, let’s talk about one of the major contributors to this trend. I want to preface this by saying that I am food-forward.  I sometimes joke that… Continue reading The trouble with wieners

I was so nervous

The past five days have been full of emotions.  A veritable Dagwood sandwich of joy, excitement, and reconnection.  And nerves too.  Not just from us. Particularly from those who have only worked out with us online.  I think we can sum things up with this quote: “I was so nervous about coming in.  But once I came in, I was like, ‘why would I be nervous here?’” That’s kind of our whole thing.  Taking away nerves.  And intimidation.  And distraction.  And undue risk.  Exercise is tough enough as it is.  It has… Continue reading I was so nervous