Starting from Scratch: Rediscovering How to Eat Well

I pay closer attention to what I eat than ever before; I've made a ton of big but gradual changes that have led to me feeling better than I ever have in my life. I also dropped bodyfat and got shredded, which was even cooler than I expected, probably because I did it in a …

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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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As Above, So Below: Training Is Everything

I’m a zealot. I’m a proselytizer of the pump. A monk for the muscle. I believe that in the modern world, there are few things as purely valuable as physical strength and skill training, because it’s a foundational discipline. It’s a practice that will consistently reflect whatever is going on with you, good or bad. …

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Be Real: Energy Management

This is my first blog in about a month; in March my writing habit took a back seat to production. I broke the chain of my everyday writing that I've kept up since January 1st. I'm okay with that, and like the topic of this post (training); it was a conscious attention-shift out of necessity …

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ORIGIN, PT I: The Experiment Begins (IF, Paleo, & Calisthenics)

For most of my adolescent years and early twenties, I thought people’s bodies; their shapes, leanness or fatness, muscularity or lack thereof, was mostly luck and genes. I thought their abilities - speed, strength, power, agility, and endurance were evolutionary poker and if you weren't dealt a good hand, you were fucked. I really believed …

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Break Ribs, Limits, and Records: How I Tried to Set a Guinness World Record

Disclaimer, I did not break a rib, it just kind of felt like it. Through a confluence of happy factors on February 1st, 2017, almost exactly two years ago, I was given the opportunity to participate in an official Guinness World Record Breaking event. The event was hosted by Reebok to promote their new shoe, …

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Contagion: Your Gym Behavior Matters

Sometimes I watch people lift, and they look they’re doing their taxes. There’s a lot of sighing, slumping down on a bench between sets, leaning on racks, head down, shoulders forward, scrutinizing their program or scrolling social media (lord knows that’s me sometimes; okay, lots of times), the minutes inching by while they plod around …

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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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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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Losing to Win: Learning to Take Responsibility for My Story

If you don't know me very well, you might not know that Strongman, my sport, my hobby, my athletic pursuit, one of my greatest passions, is a lot more to me than just something I do to stay in shape or entertain myself.  For me, Strongman has been a refuge, a place of rediscovery and …

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