Practical Shoulder Health

I don’t usually write about specific exercises or movements in these newsletters. It’s tough to get the details across. It’s like trying to present a physics thesis via interpretive dance. It can be fun, sure, but something always gets lost in the translation. So, while I have some very practical stuff at the bottom that YOU can use, we’ve first got to travel through some surprisingly philosophical territory. You can skip down if you like… Continue reading Practical Shoulder Health

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

Your action potential

Do you know this cartoon? Something has never felt quite right about it to me. I know that it’s supposed to inspire us to never quit. But quitting can be an art form. Maybe Tunnel Guy has reached the last straw with his relationships or his health. Or is tired of breaking his back so some CEO can profit. There just aren’t enough diamonds to make up for that kind of metaphysical crisis. More objectively,… Continue reading Your action potential