“Modern warriors, let’s get started,” introducing Ancient Workouts with Omar

Omar’s got a show on the History Channel; Omar’s got a show on the History Channel! Hey, did you hear? Omar, he’s got a new show, like a legit show, on the History Channel! (Ok, the online version, but still. . .) Ok. Maybe I’m a bit over the top, but I think any timeContinue reading ““Modern warriors, let’s get started,” introducing Ancient Workouts with Omar”

There is Nothing Magic about Kale

For the love of whatever you find holy, please do not force yourself to eat 2 pounds of kale a day. Don’t convince yourself that there’s something magical about confining your eating to a 6-hour window. Don’t talk yourself into thinking it’s rational to cut out all fat, all fruits, all dairy, all starchy carbohydratesContinue reading “There is Nothing Magic about Kale”

“I don’t want to be bothered with that,” 3DMJ Podcast¬†#192: Surprise Bonus Q&A with Brad & Jeff

How do you lose bodyfat without tracking? This episode of 3D Muscle Journey is a “surprise” Q&A episode with Jeff and Brad, and about halfway through the episode, they tackle the above question. They give some advice that I agree with–that folks need some kind of structure, that they need to have some general awarenessContinue reading ““I don’t want to be bothered with that,” 3DMJ Podcast¬†#192: Surprise Bonus Q&A with Brad & Jeff”

“Dude, you have this argument,” Barbell Medicine Podcast Ep. 136: The Data, Cut or Bulk, and More ft. Greg Nuckols

I wandered off into the Barbell Medicine archives this weekend and found this interview with Greg Nuckols of Stronger by Science. It’s a fun interview, with deep thoughts about the Arkansas countryside, the nature of epistemology (how do we know what we know?), and how to deal with the ever-present false information in the healthContinue reading ““Dude, you have this argument,” Barbell Medicine Podcast Ep. 136: The Data, Cut or Bulk, and More ft. Greg Nuckols”

It’s Time for Some New Gym Rules

As gyms around the world are slowly reopening, I welcome them to take this opportunity to restart with some new ground rules and expectations for their patrons in order to make it a more welcoming space.  As they existed pre-COVID, most gym cultures that I experienced were sometimes fine and sometimes extraordinarily problematic. They wereContinue reading “It’s Time for Some New Gym Rules”

“Like a sac of worms,” Iron Culture Podcast, Episode 136–All About Testosterone & TRT (Yeah We Go There)

This episode of Iron Culture features “Mr. Doctor” Ben House and an in depth conversation about testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), which is apparently a recently booming business in the males-in-mid-life demographic. As not a male, nor a female seeking to go on T, honestly, this conversation left a lot to be desired. I appreciate theContinue reading ““Like a sac of worms,” Iron Culture Podcast, Episode 136–All About Testosterone & TRT (Yeah We Go There)”

“Don’t worry about it yet,” Stronger By Science Ep. #62–Energy Deficiency, Training Frequency, and Beginner Gains

I’m an avid listener to the SBS Pod, but I don’t usually feel comfortable adding my commentary. I’m not a statistician or scientist, and it’s out of my wheelhouse to interpret data. However, this week’s podcast is a Q&A, and that means it includes conversations about applying an evidence-based approach to our training, and THATContinue reading ““Don’t worry about it yet,” Stronger By Science Ep. #62–Energy Deficiency, Training Frequency, and Beginner Gains”

The Erosion of Trust in Professionals, aka That Time My Gynecologist Gave Me Dietary Advice While Looking at my Cervix

Jen Campbell went on an amazing rant in the Weight Loss Without Restriction Facebook group last week. She was on fire about nutritional misinformation being shared in a group, with the poster using the fact that the misinformation was from a medical professional to give credence to their dietary philosophy. The rant was a realContinue reading “The Erosion of Trust in Professionals, aka That Time My Gynecologist Gave Me Dietary Advice While Looking at my Cervix”

“We’re just trying to get through this life feeling better,” Revolutionary You! Ep. #313–Ruby Cherie: A “Health First” Approach (1 of 4)

CW: Talk of fat loss, calories, and scale weight At the start of this interview, (4 min) Ruby Cherie contextualizes her advice in her own transition from bodybuilding to powerlifting, and she makes a really great point about how transitioning from activities that become our identities requires finding new identities. I think it’s important toContinue reading ““We’re just trying to get through this life feeling better,” Revolutionary You! Ep. #313–Ruby Cherie: A “Health First” Approach (1 of 4)”

Why is the Online Strength Space So Full of Casual Sexism and Homophobia? I blame it on men.

I’m part of a few online strength training forums, places where folks can ask questions, explore ideas, and talk shop. And, unfortunately, all except one has a casual culture of sexism and homophobia. Common language includes describing oneself as a pussy, or more often not a pussy. There are references to losing one’s titties. BCAAsContinue reading “Why is the Online Strength Space So Full of Casual Sexism and Homophobia? I blame it on men.”