Eat To Be Strong, Eat To Be Healthy: Why Not Both?

“Strength sports aren’t about health.” I have heard this a lot, and it’s true in a certain context: EXTREME SPORT is about being competitive and pushing your body beyond certain normal ranges of activity. That will demand other extreme behaviors: prioritizing training over everything, maybe PED use, etc.  But there is some bullshit hidden within …

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Story, Body, Time: Appreciation for The Past Creates The Potential of Now

"I sing the body electric,The armies of those I love engirth me and I engirth them,They will not let me off till I go with them, respond to them,And discorrupt them, and charge them full with the charge of the soul. Was it doubted that those who corrupt their own bodies conceal themselves?And if those …

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How I Made More Free Time: Limiting Social Media

If you follow me on Instagram, you have likely heard me mention recently that I dramatically limited my social media use. My January restriction from IG and Facebook (I have a Twitter but never use it, and stopped using Snapchat a while ago) was simply that I do not go on them except for between …

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Fear: Dictator Or Compass – The Choice is Yours

I must not fear Fear is the mind killer Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration I will face my fear I will permit it to pass over me and through me And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path Where the fear has gone there …

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Listening: How Acting Exercises Helped Me Become a Better Coach and Athlete

"Listen like you are an animal in the forest," -Steve Perlmutter Steve was my first year acting workshop teacher, specifying in a practice called "Meisner," based on the theories and exercises created by Sanford Meisner. Without getting bogged down in actor lingo, I'll try to describe parts of the Meisner method and how it ended …

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Making A TV Show and Going to World’s Strongest Woman, Among Other Things

What's new? Everything. My show is online. It's about an exorcist helping the lost souls of NYC. It's as exactly as rad and weird as it sounds. It's called Asher. Here's the trailer. You can watch FULL episode, for free HERE. You can help me make the second episode by donating a few bucks (or a lot …

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It Doesn’t Get Easier, You Get Better

It's gonna be Not Fun. You're going to think things like, "Wow, I'm an uncoordinated potato person who clearly has existed thus far based on luck alone," or, "I am a shame to my ancestors," and "Can I die now please?" It's okay, really.  Beginning a new physical skill and fitness regimen, ESPECIALLY when you …

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The Beginner’s Gauntlet: You Don’t Hate Working Out, You Hate Being Out of Shape

Chest pains. Nausea. Body shakes. You dread working out, because this is what it means to you. Total exhaustion and PAIN.  You avoid working out, because working out means pain. UNBEARABLE pain. But this isn't what working feels like. That's what being out of shape feels like. Don't get me wrong, an effective workout should …

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