How old do you feel? How old do you look? If you’re past the age of 40, in your minds-eye, what version of you is your self-image based on? Maybe this is a purely masculine thing, but if I was honest my “mental avatar” is me, albeit circa 29 years old. I mean that is […]
Read More Aging, self-image and weight-training
“Do you even lift, bro?” was the cliched, but very real, sarcastic put-down of a heavily Italo-american US East Coast bodybuilding subculture that thrived from the early 80s until roughly 5 years ago. The pathos in this phrase is self-evident (to everyone except the person asking it) and Broscience Life is the brilliant comedic Youtube […]
Read More Do you even lift, bro?
Yesterday I filled out an entry form for the first powerlifting meet I will do in 2018. It takes place in early April. I had to grapple with the fact that my nagging injuries will, barring a major miracle, have not healed so I while I enrolled for the traditional powerlifting (i.e. the 3 events) […]
Read More Age/Injury, women who lift and who’s that fat f*%$ in the video?
One cannot swing a deceased feline in the fitness-related blogosphere without hitting a few dozen posts about “New Years Resolutioners”, aka the 2nd most well-known seasonal flood after the Nile. (OK, the construction of the Aswan High Dam largely took care of that phenomenon – just wanted to make sure you’re paying attention). I don’t […]
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As we ease into the 2nd week of 2018, I contemplate my upcoming workout. Rotator cuff issues mean that I still can’t low or high bar squat so my workout today will feature safety bar box squats and the Wenning belt squat station for a reasonable amount of weight and volume as well as working […]
Read More Negativity as motivation
Over the last few years I have realized that I tend to watch more Youtube content than I do mainstream TV. My habit began when I realized that YouTube contains some fairly solid powerlifting content. Then I discovered a number of good cooking resources, some excellent podcasts, alternative journalism and down the rabbit hole I […]
Read More Down the Youtube rabbit hole
As the year 2017 draws to a close and the world is trying it’s utmost best to go hell in a hand-basket, I share with you the following utterly random and sometimes shallow observations: Adversity: “There is neither happiness nor unhappiness in this world; there is merely the comparison of one state to the other. […]
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Roughly 7 years ago I had one of those “damn, we’re really going to get a divorce” moments when you realize that something you’ve pondered so often is actually going to happen. Even if part of you welcomes the divorce, it’s a very strange feeling, especially after many years of marriage. It was a mutual […]
Read More Divorce and dating across cultures.