What’s Worse – French Fries or Crack Cocaine?
If there was one thing I can admit to not liking about myself, it would be the fact that I have an addictive personality.
I can find myself something that feels good – a new hobby, for example – and obsess over it until I’m bored with it. I literally milk all … Continue reading
Considering Deadlift Frequency
A year and a half ago, I hurt my back. Luckily, I rehabbed that sucker after reading Stuart McGill’s Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance (a book that I sincerely recommend to anyone – click here to read my full review on it). This year, … Continue reading
(This article was originally written on Dec. 9, 2013 but has been revised on Mar. 10, 2016 to reflect a more accurate understanding of the topic.)
Online over the past few years, there has been some debate over what is the best “shoulder position” to have while performing overhead motions – namely, during the pull-up and overhead press. This discussion … Continue reading
I just want to give a quick update on the website. I’ve recently discovered that all of the comments on my blog posts, for the past 4 months, have been marked as spam automatically by my anti-spam plugin for WordPress.
It was partly user-error, so I apologize for the inconvenience this has caused to any of my readers. … Continue reading
I any of you readers are familiar with my views on diet, you should know that I’m a former paleo fanatic. If I can still call myself paleo any longer, I’m not sure. Let’s just label myself as “paleo 2.0” or simply “healthy”.
Why did I decide to evolve from this evolutionary-science-based diet? Well, the premise of the paleo diet … Continue reading
A Book for Newbies Everywhere – Starting Strength
Everyday, there’s some tall, lanky high school kid who walks into the gym for his very first time. Depending on his luck, it either turns out great and he gets big and strong, and it turns out horribly and he either gets hurt or gives up.
We were all in that boy’s … Continue reading
An Examination of Whether Heel Strike is Dangerous or Safe for Running
I remember back in high school, I tried out for the track team. I was a lanky, out-of-shape freshman but I fell in love with running. Lo-and-behold, it only took a few weeks to run into injuries (no pun intended). It was shin splints, and I soon became … Continue reading
For the better part of this month of November, I’ve been dealing with two bouts of the common cold. Seriously, I feel like crap. What makes it a bigger slap in the face is that I rarely get the common cold, ever.
I’ve always wondered whether or not it was a good idea to exercise while sick. Some people have … Continue reading
In my last blog post, I mentioned overpronation being a factor for causing heel pain.
The thing is, overpronation is a catch-all diagnosis that runners are given when they experience injuries due to poor running mechanics. Instead of focusing on fixing running technique, doctors/PTs/shoes-salesmen tell others that they’ve got the dreaded overpronation, like it’s some sort of disease that needs … Continue reading
Plantar Fasciitis… It’s Like Walking on Glass
Taking your first step out of bed, just to feel a burning sensation under your foot, is not a pleasant way to start your day. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2 million people each year experience this discomfort each year.
Unfortunately, I’ve dealt with this very issue as … Continue reading