Archives for October 2011

The Art of Waking Up Early

The Art of Waking Up Early

“It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.” – Aristotle

Most people dread the sound of their alarm clock. Unless their “alarm clock” just so happens to have a glorious rack and gives blow jobs instead of emitting those high pitched beeps.

Even when that is the case it’s still preferred to roll over afterwards and get “just 5 more minutes.” I’ve done it, you’ve done it and everyone you know has done it. [Read more…]

Casual Friday: Edition 8

Casual Friday: Edition 8

Fitness/Fat Loss

So with fasting becoming more and more mainstream everyday it’s not wonder that people are actually asking what happens within your body when you fast for an extended period of time. I know this because I was asked why I fast and couldn’t spit out a coherent answer other than “it works”. No too convincing.  [Read more…]

How to Sleep

How to Sleep

How to Sleep Like a Boss, and Why You Should Want To

It’s damn surprising when you look around and realize that not everyone knows how to sleep.

I mean it seems easy enough right? Lay down, close eyes, fall asleep, wake up X hours later feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day. That’s it right?

But then why is everyone always bitching about not getting enough sleep? The reason for this is that people don’t realize how important it is and make it the villain because they can’t get work done while passed out counting sugar plum fairies. [Read more…]

Alternate Day Fasting

Alternate Day Fasting

What the hell is alternate day fasting?

Alternate day fasting is exactly what if sounds like, fasting for an entire day (24 hour fasting if you will) and doing it on alternate days of the week.

You can do it on Sunday and Wednesday, Tuesday and Friday, Monday and Thursday or what ever other combination you can think of.

The key is to pick two days and not eat for 24 hrs. Any more than two days and you see diminished returns. Another reason to keep your alternate day fasting to only 2 days per week is that anymore than that and it begins to get in the way of enjoying your life.

You want to enjoy your life right? [Read more…]

Conditioning Workout: Quickie Style

Conditioning Workout: Quickie Style

Happy Saturday everyone! And if you know me then you know Saturday means conditioning workouts.

Quick hitter today since college football is on. Can’t wait to watch the Buckeyes welcome the Cornhuskers to the Big 10 in a similar fashion that Wisconsin did last week.

And just like every single Saturday during the Fall for the last 3 years I reminisce about strapping on some shoulder pads and knocking heads for a few hours. The completely exhausted feeling you get after a tough game may suck at the time, but boy do you remember it and wish you could feel it again after it’s over.

So this is where conditioning workouts get tied into this article…. [Read more…]

Casual Friday: Edition 7

Casual Friday: Edition 7

Quote of the Week:

“Be harder to kill” – Jamin Thompson

Fitness/Fat Loss:

Brad Pilon did a little quiz about people perception of metabolism the other day. While I didn’t catch the original post with the quiz, I did catch the follow up that included Brad’s take on the whole thing. The best line, and a great take away message was… [Read more…]