It’s always behaviour or input.

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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

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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 […]

The List

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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

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  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 […]

Dear Naive Workout Interrupter, Thank You.

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***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, […]

Part 1.1: Genetics like a MTHF*R

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When we last left each other – after staring longingly into each others eyes, promising sweet nothings upon return to each others’ embrace – I left you a laundry list of the items that needed to be addressed in order to fully sink my teeth into the meaty causation of a seemingly healthy dude’s near […]

A Year to Fix It All

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Or “stop trying, already.” What is a guy to do when he finds out that he’s royally F’ed up his blood pressure, but doesn’t really know why? How does a guy proceed when all the typical allopathic tests show that he’s otherwise healthy, but still might be risking an aneurysm or stroke just by waking […]

A Story: On the Coexistence of Good and Bad

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A Follow-Up to “A Momento Mori” (found here). I’m gonna talk about someone else today, a life entirely different from the one you read about in my last literary foray about death-come-knocking. This guy’s name is William. (not Bill, he doesn’t like being called Bill). I know William quite well as a patient and friend. […]