Guiding Principles for 2018

Approx Reading Time: 7 mins I strongly prefer “guiding principles”, as oppose to resolutions, goals, or whatever else. I’m not oppose to all the aforementioned, but have found their utility in my life diminishing over time. I think that’s a good sign, frankly. There are only so many quantum leaps left. Massive actions just don’t seem to work a lot […]

Momento Mori Part II: Categorically Less

Approx Reading Time: 8 mins I am hoping that you caught the subtle irony of this title. In most people’s worlds, “less” is a function of degree. The same ingredients make up their daily, monthly, and annual lives, with the only variation coming in the form of degree. I ate too much. I didn’t exercise enough. I want more time […]

New Year, or just Different Year?

Approx Reading Time: 12 mins For many many years, I viewed New Years Resolutions as something “other” people did. People with less full-time resolution than I. People who needed change in their life. People who were too scared, procrastinatory, or unambitious to set goals in the middle of July or November on a Tuesday afternoon. Why would one wait until […]

It’s always behaviour or input.

Approx Reading Time: 2 mins This Post = Mind Dump I often attempt to systematize and create algorithmic thinking in my approach to health and performance. This does 2 things for me: It reduces stress, and It gives guidance. It’s not always about earth shattering info, but it is quite often about rigorous implementation, especially in thinking. I think I’ll […]

The Ground Up Round Up

Approx Reading Time: 8 mins AKA Let the Bodies Hit the Floor You hear the one about the three holes in the ground filled with water?┬áNo? Well, well, well…. If you were to walk into the gym any time in the first half of one of my workouts, you would always see the same thing: Benjamin on the ground. Call […]

Truths to Internalize Early in Your Career – Volume 1

Approx Reading Time: 3 mins I recently took a nap in a public park, like a homeless dude, except I was marginally better dressed at the time. I use the term “nap” loosely, simply because I had too much noise in my head, rendering me incapable of a full-on snooze. One of the topics mashing around between my ears, as […]

The List

Approx Reading Time: 5 mins Purpose: for reference Interstingness level: 3/10 This post is meant to be repeatedly linked, so I am not constantly referring to this injury, that crash, that physical derailment, and so on. I can just link up the number! Injuries and “hiccups” have been a defining feature of my life, and I assume I’ll write a […]

Things it is probably not

Approx Reading Time: 2 mins   I am going to save you some time. That pain you’ve got going on? The one you were considering seeing someone for? Yeah, that one. It’s not likely caused by Your hip flexor tightness Your flat feet Your spine being out of alignment Your torn meniscus Your tight upper traps Your tight pecs Your […]

Part 1.2: Obesity Risk, Nutrition, and Strong Misconceptions

Approx Reading Time: 10 mins In light of the year of molecular shenanigans going on behind the scenes of my health, I decided it was time invest in one of the most true and basic forms of health assessment available (currently). Twas time for a genetic profile. Enter 23andMe, Dr Rhonda Patrick, and a whole lot of head scratching. If […]

Dear Naive Workout Interrupter, Thank You.

Approx Reading Time: 8 mins ***We interrupt our regular programming – Vascular Vindication or Cardiovascular Catastrophe? – for an important public notice.*** I have been loosely involved with the health and fitness industry for about 19 years at this point. Although pure training age doesn’t mean much in a world of knowledge seekers, I prefer to think I have accumulated, […]