Archive for November 2010
Yea, yea…I know. I’m behind again in getting the next post out, so for those of you not following Martin’s blog regularly (and why not!?), here’s a sample of the results those who follow his methods of diet, IF, and lift heavy get. Danielle The before was only from last year. Read the whole story……...Read More
For Paleo-ish to go mainstream, it’s got to be somewhat price competitive Let’s face up to it and admit it: the obesity problem in America, and why it leads the way worldwide, can be reduced to an essential single development: cheap "food." I’m increasingly coming to the opinion that the primary cause underlying that, is……...Read More
“Internet bloggers’ uncrafted output completely self-serving”
Or, as Sean Abbott coined it, "Bloggers Have Destroyed the Fabric of Society." The subject matter is one Dr. John Lachs, distinguished "Centennial Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University, where he has taught since 1967." Right off the bat, let’s just get past the rather embarrassing fact that he used the opinion section — now……...Read More
Thanksgiving, Links, and Quick Hits
Did you survive it? The big feast? Down here in So-Cal on an absolutely gorgeous day, we had 15 or so people here at Bea’s parents’ place for the standard fare: turkey, stuffing, and all the fixings, snacks, desserts & such. I chipped in to do the green beans (slow cooked with onion and bacon),……...Read More
Thanks Readers, Commenters, Supporters…
…As well as the morons, dumbshits, grant whores, vegans, fat-assed health "authorities," frankenfood manufacturers, drug companies and all those who make my blogging job so easy and fun. So how about it? Group hug? Just for today? Can’t we all just get along? And thanks also to all those who link in to freetheanimal.com, helping……...Read More
Gestational Diabetes and Paleo; You Horny Women, You
Now I must ask you, ladies, when I’ve ever done a post for the best among you? I’m talking, of course, of you who let the men in your lives have such a good time with you that the consequences last around 9 months + 18-20 years (nowadays, if you’re lucky: make those "little fuckers" grow……...Read More
Jimmy Moore the Muckraker: Paleo and Christianity
When Jimmy Moore emailed me a week or so ago to announce that he was drafting a post about the potential conflict between a Paleo lifestyle and Christianity (literally practiced — pay attention, cause that’s the theme), and wanting my input, I, for whatever reason, didn’t understand that my input to him would be published……...Read More
Early Sunday Rock – Dire Straits; In The Gallery
Here’s the view from the porch in Arnold, CA, at 4,500 ft elevation. We arrived after the 3hr drive from San Jose about noon today. Our neighbors who live here full time said it hasn’t snowed this much this early in over 10 years. I think we bought the place in around 2003 and I’m……...Read More
“It’s Almost Like This Stuff Really Works”
I think it was Robb Wolf who dropped that quote into comments sometime back. Yep, another Real Results post, my favorite. I have another post on a very controversial topic well into draft that was going to go up this afternoon. It can wait. It seems that whenever I begin to question why it is……...Read More
Getting Serious About Grassfed Meat
While I’ve dabbled in grassfed meats over the last year or so, I never really got completely serious about it. I did a few orders from La Cense — and good stuff it was — but that’s not local. I’ve sourced a few things here and there from farmers’ markets and such, Whole Foods, and……...Read More
What happened to the video post and survey?
Deleted it. While the actual survey results were 60/40 positive, what spoke far louder than that was the low number of readers willing to take 1-2 minutes to answer eight questions. This blog got over 100,000 visits and just short of 200,000 page views last month and is ahead of pace to exceed that in……...Read More
The Things Kids Say
F**k Vegetables You know what? Every time I’m just satisfied eating meat and shun all else, I have to wonder what sort of conditioning I’ve succumbed to. After all, I once believed in Santa Claus with all my heart. Then I graduated to the adult version. Free of both, now. …And eating lots of meat….…...Read More
Links & Quick Hits
~ Well I suppose I ought to say something about The Twinkie Diet before I get yet another email about it, a tweet, or a comment on one of the other posts. I guess I missed the ball on this one; because I thought it so obviously dumb that no one would take much interest……...Read More
Leangains: Martin Berkhan’s Workout Approach
You can find my introductory post to my ongoing Leangains experience right here.
This post is taking a different form from my original intention. I was going to post about my workout experience and how I see it as different from pre-Leangans days. And, eventually in the course of this series I'd shoot some interview questions at Martin, workout questions being among them.
But in discussing some of the goals I'd like to meet in a post like this with Martin it soon became clear that we ought to just partially do this in and interview format from the get-go, after a brief introduction summarizing my own experience. So that's what we'll do and, of course, Martin will be around to expand on his ideas and methods in comments. So let's get to it.
As I blogged way back in the beginning, May 2007, I did have a sense that brief and intense was superior to the standard gym drudgery of 3-5 visits per week of an hour or more with significant time devoted to low-effort cardio. Instead, I went only twice per week, 30-minutes per session, did no cardio (I did a few sprints once or twice per week away from the gym), and focussed on 3 sets X 10 reps for as many as I could get in, i.e., little to no rest between sets or exercises. In addition, I normally did circuits of 2-3 exercises at a time, such that I could move from set to set with no rest, alternating between the exercises.Read More
Minimalist Shoes on a Budget: Sanuk & Vans
A while back I blogged about my general preference for Soft Star RunAmoc over Vibram Five Fingers for all but what the VFFs are specifically designed for: sporting activity. Shortly thereafter I recorded a video comparison of the two. Today I still feel the same way. When I attended MovNat, I brought my flip flops, Vibram……...Read More
Go Vegan! The New Vegan Diet; Raw and All Natural; B12 Solution!
Face it, vegans. It’s the truth. Vitamin B12 deficiency is an issue. Now, you can evade the problem, pretending it doesn’t exist, or cope however you choose to cope. I gather that many vegans (I’m not one, but I pay attention) supplement B12. Well, I must ask: if this is the diet intended by God,……...Read More
It’s been too long but I had the urge. Actually, I have to thank Andrew over at Evolvify who did an outstanding and comprehensive post on a topic I was going to hit either today or tomorrow. But, he did such a job that it would have been silly not to just point to his,……...Read More
Public Service Announcement: Paleo Diet Study
Real quick, to help spread the word: I wanted to let you know about an opportunity to participate in a Paleo Diet study. Dr Cordain, author ofThe paleo Diet is researching the connection between diet and autoimmune illness. He’s looking for volunteers who have an autoimmune disease and have tried a the paleo Diet for……...Read More
Real Paleo Results: Amazing What a Month Can Do
While I do indeed sometimes have my fun — though dead serious too — with posts such as yesterday’s, today I’m again doing one of my favorite kind. And, hey, nobody even had to vote on it for it to get done. Imagine that! I got an email about a month ago from Mike calling……...Read More
How’s Zookeeper Selection Day Going?
Let me begin with a quote I just saw from a friend of mine. The worst effect of voting is not your implicit permission or sanction of the system, nor is it the effect it has on imposing things on others. It is that it reinforces habits of mind that undermine your ability to make……...Read More