Are You A Monster in the Making?

Are You A Monster in the Making?

Last night I was awake til 3am. In part due to jet lag and a mountain of email from neglected clients. Also because I felt compelled to order some personally customized versions of the classic Adidas Stan Smith and Nike Cortez. But that's another post. But the main reason I was up was because of this book, by Chum Mey, who survived unspeakable torture at the hands of the Khmer Rouge. And was...

8 Sneaky Reasons You’re a Fat Loss Failure

8 Sneaky Reasons You’re a Fat Loss Failure

2016... The year Hopeful Innocence was ceremoniously drowned in the blood-dimmed tide of Change. When Facebook supplanted the mainstream media as the source for “news,” from politics to pedophile pizza parlors to what really happened to Kimye in Paris. And so it goes. I’ll remember 2016 for a different reason: the year I had my ass handed to me. More like stapled to a chair. Over the past 365...

False Facts That Keep You Fat

False Facts That Keep You Fat

You’ve been lied to. Hornswoggled. Bamboozled. Sold a wagon full of malarkey, if you’ll pardon the Bidenism. The things all the fitness authorities say you absolutely “must do” to sculpt a healthy, lean physique? Most are irrelevant. At best they’re window dressing, compared to the stuff that really matters. The Problem There’s nothing nefarious taking place, no grand scheme to confuse you. The...

The Two Things Every Man Needs

The Two Things Every Man Needs

"We're the middle children of history. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our great war is a spiritual war. Our great depression is our lives." - Fight Club. Women complain about men. It’s been that way since the beginning. Archaeologists say the earliest cave drawings depicted heavy-browed women glaring at a hapless Paleo man struggling to build a fire. I...

Secrets of Getting Ripped No One Talks About (and Few Understand)

Secrets of Getting Ripped No One Talks About (and Few Understand)

So what does it really take to get ripped? For anyone interested in “aesthetic bodybuilding” (or just looking fetching in your board shorts) getting ripped is the ultimate goal. It’s fascinating and daunting, not to mention grossly misunderstood. In my last post, I threw a stiff jab at a common myth in the diet and fitness industry: that being “ripped” is just a slightly more challenging...