Barack: Call Art*, Criag**, or Keith*** ASAP; Time is of the Essence; 1/20 Draws Near

Totally (Trust me: WAY totally) apart from politics, this may be the leanest & buffed President ever.


Not bad at all, with a bit of "guns" on — uh, oh. Certainly a lower BF% than I'm currently sporting, but I could take you in an arm wrestle (or leg or bench press), any day. The reportage claims you do cardio and weights 45 minutes ever day.

Too much. And dump the cardio, sir. Walk, instead (do it with your staff, until they're panting and need a nap for the rest of the day). And bump up the intensity of the weights, Mister President. I take it back. …On second thought, perhaps it would be better if you spend about 18 hours in the gym every day… And don't forget: sleep is very important…

(That should not be construed as supportive of anything but leaving me the eff alone — R, D, or any other political, opportunist organism.)

De Vany
** Ballantine
*** Norris

I told you the next week would be a firestorm of posts. Starts today.

Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More


  1. William on December 30, 2008 at 10:56

    I think eighteen hours per day in the gym is a fine idea. Anything to keep us from the Raw Deal AKA New, New Deal.

    I've been reading your blog for a few weeks now and am inspired! I'll keep you posted over the next few months with my progress.


  2. Richard Nikoley on December 30, 2008 at 11:08

    That's great William. Let us know, and if you need questions answered feel free to email or drop a comment.

  3. Keith Norris on December 30, 2008 at 13:28

    Hey, I'm the expert at juggling fitness with a 55+ hour a week grind. That includes preparing most (or at least part) of my own meals — which the chef would take care of in Mr. Obama's case. I could have him buffed up in no time flat. And still have plenty of time to help out Oprah 😉

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