The World Cup…or… Why we suck at Soccer

World Cup: I never thought I would say this; has been worth watching. (No I'm not some type of soccer whore suddenly and yes I only watch when the U.S. plays). All I'm saying is that last second Landon Donovan stuff was pretty boss, it doesn't matter if you enjoy soccer or not.     Pic from http://www.telegraph.co.uk  It was just like a story book. Landon scored then blew a kiss to his wife/ ex-wife/ facebook status: "It's complicated" gal pal Bianca Kajlich, how cute is that...  Just so you know........ Any way it's been interesting to say the least. What's really awesome is, with a population of 300+ million, and being the richest country on the face of the … [Read more...]

“Monumental fitness findings”…or…”Stuff I found and read”.

I haven't put up anything in 6 months...cause... I'm lazy. What's changed in that time? I'm now a Master of the pushup (so says McDaniel College) Yes McDaniel College is/ are the "Green Terror" and no, that's not a bad environmental joke. What hasn't changed; most things we do in gyms and believe about fitness/ lifting/ physiology is still wrong, stupid, ineffective and completely made up to sell something. But sometimes we can find good stuff to help kill the broscience beast. Some Caffeine Broscience gets shot down. Broscience: "Bro, caffeine is like so bad for you". "It'll like blow your heart up and stuff". Maybe not: … [Read more...]

Overhead pressing vs. the bench

Something is going around the interwebs lately that I'm kind of confused with.  I keep hearing that the bench press is, wait for it...wait for it....wait for it..."not functional"!!!! ......and dangerous.. Which, in many aspects, may be true...and reasonable. But somehow, some way, overhead pressing is both....."Functional" (which I can see but don't totally agree with) but also SAFER! Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot..... Get it? Whiskey, tango, Foxtrot???? get it? (WTF...it's very subversive) How? How is pressing a weight overhead safer than a bench press? Anatomically this makes no sense....Take a skeleton raise the arm overhead, as would happen in an overhead … [Read more...]

Wii Fit to Fight the Bloat..

Fitness Plague of the minute: Wii Fit First off: If Wii Fit is your exercise modality of choice, that is and thereby you are, lame. Sorry folks, this, just like every other fitness piece of junk isn't the answer. For the uninitiated: the Wii Fit is a pad you stand on to interact with a video game. Basically you balance, bend and hop on this thing and get in amazing shape, or so they claim. Admittedly, if you are very out of shape or you're in good shape and play for 8 hours straight, yeah, you'll be really sore and think you got a great workout. But did you? Maybe you sweated a little, but seriously, if you're working out for 45 minutes and don't sweat some … [Read more...]

I don’t want to lift weights, I’ll get too BIG!

This is awesome........she's using 100's http://youtu.be/HjgYHylUJhc Holy sh@t...she's not like all HUGE and stuff..and she can lift 100lbs dumbbells. Damn, that's weird cause it was definitely the 20lbs dumbbells you did chest presses with that time and not all the crap you ate for 4 months that made you bigger, cause it's real easy for women to get HUGE and stuff...right? I just looked again, she weighs 115lbs... and can do this: http://youtu.be/NUsly_gwqvI 95% of the guys I know can't come close... Sooooo, I guess the point is WEIGHT TRAINING DOESN'T BULK UP WOMEN!!!! (95% of the time,  The other 5%? Their called Outliers, not just a great book … [Read more...]

Friday stuff, Corn Syrup…and the squat aint dead

High Fructose Corn Syrup is bad for you! Raise your Hand if you agree: Damn, thats a lot of people. Keep in mind SCIENCE says all carbohydrates are, at a base level, the same. Keep your hand up if you still think so. Damn it, damn it, damn it.....why did science have to come along and do something like this? White JS. Straight talk about high-fructose corn syrup: what it is and what it ain’t.   Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Dec;88(6):1716S-1721S. (thanks, Lyle Mcdonald) You're all wrong......but thanks for believing media/ celebrity driven hype and conforming as they saw fit. I'm glad you thought critically about this and looked for empirical evidence and … [Read more...]

Friday randomness….

It's Friday kids...and thats a good thing. A little weekend science to mull over: Get your sleep: Disruption Of Circadian Rhythms Affects Both Brain And Body, Mouse Study Finds, like we didn't know that. Don't do steroids (maybe): Bodybuilding With Steroids Damages Kidneys. Finally someone took a scientific look at steroid use and didn't just march out the same old party line, "Steroids are bad!....just because". BTW best look at steroid use I have ever seen is Bigger Faster Stronger.....put it on the netflix cache and watch it. It's informative, interesting and hilarious Professional football is bad for your health (no shit): For Big Athletes, Possible Future … [Read more...]

You don’t have to believe everything you read.

I'm generally convinced that Americans will believe anything, I actually mean ANYTHING, that mainstream media puts out as long as its endorsed or created by a supposed expert. Half the time these "experts" are nothing more than TV or internet "Yoda's" who say anything they want (usually to promote their new product) claiming its scientific truth without ever providing any scientific evidence. You know, the type that comes from scientific inquiry into a subject. The latest TV and internet Yoda fest has been Soda, Diet Soda and Artificial Sweeteners. What Soft Drinks are Doing to Your Body The Truth About Diet Soda About 99.9% of what the internet Yoda's … [Read more...]