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If You Roll In Sh*t You’re Going to Smell

While at the BioSiqnature course, Charles Poliquin said “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Funny… my father said almost the same thing (the post’s title) to me over twenty years ago but in different words. My Dad said it when I was […]


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Supplementation for Health Starts With the Brain

I have an interesting relationship with the amino acid L-Tryptophan.  It (and a few other restorative nutrients) helped save me frominsomnia and a world of elevated coritsol levels, adrenal fatigue, and other really crappy problems that arise when you don’t sleep.  It began a new period of my research into […]


The Isolation Exercise Misnaming, Myths, and Misuse

The has been much argument and debate (read: fussing, crying, even screaming) over the use, purpose, and worth of single joint exercise amongst functional fitness enthusiasts.  Many, or even most, CF’ers say there’s no use, purpose, and/or worth in the single joint movement. They are wrong. If can get yourself past […]


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There are No Benefits to Fish Oil

These days everyone knows fish oil is good for you in some way or another.  It is not true. Most fish oils offer no increases in health of any measure.  Most fish oil is just that, oils pressed from a fish.  If you purchase your fish oil from Walmart, CostCo, or even a health […]


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You Don’t Know What It’s Like

If you have always been active, maintained a level of fitness, and never been fat, then you just don’t know what it’s like. It is easy as someone who has always been motivated to stay in shape to not understand how Americans continue to make horrible choices for their health […]


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What Did You Have For Breakfast

What did you have for Breakfast? A poll conducted by ABC News found 31% of Americans have cold cereal for breakfast each morning. Many have toast, a bagel, a biscuit or other bread product.  40% obtained their breakfast meal from a fast food restaurant.  Of the 18-54 year olds polled, […]


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Alternatives to NSAIDs 6

Anyone remember the post where Maria Sorg and I had an excellent conversation about NSAIDs (Ibuprofen, Naproxen Sodium, Celecoxib, etc.) and how they affect inflammation?  If you don’t remember it, check it out.  Ladies may find the info there very useful. Maria and I chatted back and forth a bit (while […]


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Stop Wearing Running Shoes

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Don’t wear running shoes?  YES.  Stop wearing them.  Especially in the gym, but for running too.  Yes, I am saying do not even run in running shoes. The disadvantages to running shoes are so bad, I’ve often considered banning them inside CrossFit Wilmington.  That day may still be coming. Running shoes create instability, primarily laterally, in the ankles.  […]


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“Mindset”

Why are some athletes better than others? How can that one phenom do all those WoDs so much faster? Why does athlete “a” get better results from CF than “b”? How can some girls and guys post the fastest times and highest scores day in and day out? What is […]