The Lazy Chef: Mushrooms

You guys probably don’t know this about me, but I’m pretty lazy – especially lately in the kitchen. We’re in the process of renovating a house…eek!…and it’s taking up a ton of time, so something’s got to give, right? Well, that something is creative and time consuming cooking. Since putting great food into my body is a priority of mine,… Read more →

Vacation Life

Proclamation: I want to make my whole life feel more like I do on vacation; I shall call this Vacation Life. You see, I returned two day ago from an 8 day stay at the beach. While away I discovered that there were a couple of things I did each day that I can bring into my “regular” life to make… Read more →

The Patience Trap

Two weeks ago I caught my tire on the trolley tracks and had a quick meeting with streets of Philadelphia. My first thought upon going down was “Oh no, this isn’t happening”. I’d only been biking to and from appointments for a couple of weeks, having done the research on how to lock up my bike and thinking about which… Read more →

It’s your fault I think I’m fat: reflections on NY Times body shaming piece

“It’s our decision to keep her as the smallest player in the top 10. Because, first of all she’s a woman, and she wants to be a woman.” – Tomasz Wiktorowski, coach of Agnieszka Radwanska (source) When I first read the NY Times article on women’s tennis star Serena Williams and her fellow competitors I was pissed off. How can such a… Read more →

Start Where You Are

Have you ever asked yourself why you aren’t able to do something? Do you think it’s because you’re not strong enough? Or, skilled enough? Or, disciplined enough? The list goes on and we all create reasons why we aren’t able to do something — squat 250 pounds, do a pull up, meditate for 20 minutes every day, kick the coffee…the list… Read more →

Not Another Boring Water Post

Confession: I have Keratosis Pilaris on my arms. It sounds really scary, right? You’ve probably seen it and there’s a 50% chance that you have it too. It’s also commonly called “Chicken Skin” because of the appearance of small bumps on the arms, legs, abdomen and sometimes the face. For whatever reason, the body doesn’t efficiently get rid of keratin and it gets… Read more →

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The Easiest Greens in all the Land

Greens aren’t the sexiest of vegetables, are they? With the rinsing, drying, and finally cooking it feels like such a hassle for what was once a bountiful bunch that turns into the size of a golf ball. Am I right?! And then you have to season it: peel the garlic, press the garlic, don’t burn the garlic, yada, yada, yada.… Read more →

Pectoralis Major: The Hustle Muscle

Pectoralis Major, or pec major around town, is the beefy chest muscle you use to complete reps on the bench press or pushup. It’s also used a crazy amount during a part of The Hustle. And, if you don’t know what that is, you need to know…so, here’s Robert Hays being liberal with this move: There’s also a lot of… Read more →

How To Write Your Own Strength Workouts

In the past I’ve promoted hiring a coach to write a strength program. When I fall back to my own programming I end up failing myself in some capacity; either I fail to include conditioning, I only do front squats or I’m completely inconsistent with my schedule. But, that’s me, and not you. While I’m definitely more in favor of writing strength cycles… Read more →