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

10x1 Workout Plan image

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…

How I Would Help You Lose Fat

Me doing hanging rows from monkey bars at a park

I hope you enjoy my rant of tips for people looking to lose weight. Exercise. Do something. You don’t need a gym to work out. That’s an excuse. You need motivation and dedication. You can do calisthenics (body-weight exercises) on the floor/carpet/hardwood/grass/flat roof/attic/basement/pick-up truck and run anywhere. Don’t like that? Play sports or do activities…

Shoulder Stabilization

If you have forward-sinking shoulders and/or know you have a major muscular imbalance in your shoulder muscles, address it now. Do rear and mid deltoid raises. Try rotation exercises. Strengthen your back. Stretch. Improve your posture. You’ll look taller, more confident, and more trustworthy. You’ll also seem to have less body-fat and at least slow…

Tomatoes and sea salt

A few years ago, I had a female Filipino supervisor that used to bring different foods to work for people to try. She was a nice woman that had this thing about spirits. Anyways, one of those times she brought some tomatoes and sea salt to her office. All of us on her team looked…

Replace Your Insoles

tan Summer combat boots and black mid-top construction boots

Custom insoles add more hit points to comfort and performance in shoes used for physical activity. Many have one or two main goals including reduce weight, add cushion, support arch type, and wick sweat. I always replace the insoles of my work boots and exercise shoes with Sof Sole products available from Finish Line. My…

Athletic Socks

When you’re playing sports, running, weight-training, or doing any other physical activities, 100% cotton socks are not the best option. Socks manufactured with polyester and mesh wick sweat from the feet, breathe better, and weigh less (excluding ones like these). They last longer too. My sock drawer is filled with Finish Line Performance Socks. To…