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Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #15

August 29, 2016

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment: – What one million views online gets you in advertising revenue (not […]

Why can white women run and jump better than white men? (why do drugs help you run faster?)

August 24, 2016

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In White men caN jump? Kind of. But they still can’t run. Sort of. it was covered whites do progressively worse in endurance events compared to blacks. A potential reason for this being a difference in ability to get rid of heat. This brings up the question, if steroids make people stronger, and runners get faster from steroids, […]

White men caN jump? Kind of. But they still can’t run. Sort of.

August 22, 2016

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A white person hasn’t won the olympic 100 meters since 1980, and that win has a big asterisk next to it. It was in Moscow where 65 countries boycotted, significantly lessening the competition. Allan Wells, who won the 1980 race with a time of 10.25, would not have even medaled in the olympics before or […]

Why the olympics are and aren’t the fastest, highest, strongest (a 17th thought on CrossFit)

August 12, 2016

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In 16 random thoughts on CrossFit in 2016 I wrote, with a new emphasis on the bolded: “Hopefully we’re past the point of “CrossFit is how olympic weightlifters should train.” If you still feel that way because you hear some CrossFitter is competing in the olympics, like Tia-Clair Toomey, according to the CrossFit site her total […]

The next time someone doesn’t like your writing, think of this

August 8, 2016

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Beyond the book Revising Prose (highly recommended) I’ve spent about no time learning what “good writing” is. It wasn’t until maybe my mid-twenties I realized “Oh, people…they go to school for, or they study this?” (Journalism is an exception due to ethics and legalese.) I got maybe a third of the way into On Writing Well and stopped. Critically acclaimed; universally […]

16 random thoughts on CrossFit in 2016

August 1, 2016

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 The love / hate is going to continue CrossFit is extreme, as is the response to it. The fitness world seems to be either wholly against it, or you own a box. Just watch the first 35 seconds of “The Fittest on Earth” documentary trailer, “I’ll die before I lose this workout.” “To be an athlete […]