Sleeping on the floor

Headphones shaped Word Cloud graphic with Open Source Software names

After reading about sleeping on the floor from RocketNews24 and MD-Health, I think this could be an awesome transition well worth the time needed to get used to it. It’s not hard to compare: +1 Comfort +1 Savings +1 Living Space Versus +1 Common -4 Savings -2 Living Space More space and money saved and…

BPA in Plastic and Your Body

Thermos water bottle

It was ten years ago when I learned hot plastic bottles sweat BPA into the water, which raises cortisol levels and, therefore, estrogen levels. Months ago I learned there was a law that protects companies from honestly telling you whether there’s really BPA in that BPA-free water bottle. it’s called Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS)….

How to Prepare for Leg Day

DAY BEFORE LEG DAY: Realize how much life may suck after leg day. Adjust leg day activities originally set for immediately after leg workout and day(s) after leg day as needed. Clean out Mangina.   LEG DAY: Poop in the morning.  You may still poot mid-rep on the first working set of squats or leg…

ATTN: Gym Rat

Wipe down the bench, or your area on the fitness mat, after you’re done, especially if you’ve been sweating or putting your shoes on it (step-ups or box jumps). Dropping or throwing weights at the end of your set makes you a douche.  Seriously, you’re sooooooo wiped out from those garbage form curls you can’t…

Balut

When I learned about the Philippines and balut, I went searching for it in America. After a year long search, I found it in a Filipino market in Virginia Beach, stored and heated by the cashier’s desk. I bought two, but forgot the cost, thinking I may be able to influence my brother to try…

The 10 X 1 Workout for Strength

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I prioritize strength development in my workout programs a lot, maybe a lot more than I should if you factor in periodization. Keep in mind, I’m no expert in the exercise science field. I only have my experience, old workout logs, and research notes – mostly Bodybuilding.com, Muscle & Fitness, and Exrx.  I was doing…

Strength Training Basics

Gold's Gym Weight Plate

I like strength training because it’s simple, very anaerobic, and helps me function in life as a loner, provider, and man. If I want to get stronger in an exercise, I normally use the following workout schemes (Sets X Reps with Rest) to improve my sarcoplasmic hypertrophy (strength): Rest-Pause – 5-10 x 1-3 @80-90% 1RM…