December 9, 2017

 My weight and body composition tend to fluctuate throughout the year. I don't have a six pack all year-round because stuffed crust pizza is fantastic and I wear a shirt 95% of the time anyway. I do like to have periods of leaning-out (or "cutting"), maybe once or twic...

November 12, 2017

 I was promoted to Purple Belt in Jiu-jitsu a week ago. (I got though the Blue Belt Blues, and my window of quitting has passed. I have to see this through now.) Honestly this was a bit of a surprise. I kind of stayed in a state of denial until the last minute. But I t...

April 14, 2017

 The hypothesis is that it is more convenient and less expensive to eat processed, unhealthier food items bought at the grocery. Assuming one eats three meals a day six days a week, one has compared several eating styles that one has utilized in the past, and some hypo...

February 8, 2017

 I fancy myself a romantic. Or a serial infatuator. I tend to romanticize training philosophies once I buy into them, and allow myself to be absolutely immersed. 10 years ago I was an HIIT Jedi who believed that the world obesity problem could be solved by jacking-up p...

July 17, 2016

 In 2008 a computer-animated science fiction film titled WALL-E was released by Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animated Studios. It is set in the far future, where mass consumerism has depleted the planet of its resources and humans inhabit a massive self-sustaining sp...

March 28, 2016

America appears to be on the verge of an epidemic of inactivity. More than 80% of Americans do not meet the minimum guidelines for physical activity (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). The fitness industry however is growing, with an expected increase of 2...

January 1, 2016

We live in a culture that values weakness at some level.” - Mark Rippetoe

  I’m a fitness trainer. I have mentioned that multiple times the past few months to many people asking, usually with a little shame attached. Every time a mortgage officer asks me what I do for...

October 23, 2015

I downloaded Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions on my smartphone over the weekend. One might argue that this was a bad move; I have spent way too many hours on this game over the years than I care to admit, and now being an adult and full-time graduate student...

August 17, 2015

 I received my paycheck for the first month of my job. It was rather modest, but definitely exceeds the industry average considering the number of hours I had to work. As a rule a fitness professional tends to always be overworked and underpaid. I think I'm doing okay.

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