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Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #23

February 23, 2018


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:   Falcon Heavy Thought I was watching a movie: Speaking of rockets, […]

Exercise does not need to be enjoyable

February 9, 2018


“When people start viewing exercise as a duty or obligation, then that’s not a formula for sustained activity.” –Love or hate exercise? It may be in your genes. One idea for getting people to exercise is to make it something people like. This is where many will go “I won’t go for a run, but […]

Relationship between Michael Phelps depression and his training

January 29, 2018


In January 2018 Michael Phelps was in the news a fair amount, due to this: “I am extremely thankful that I did not take my life.” From this interview (one hour, thirty one minute mark). Bolding mine: “Really, after every Olympics I think I fell into a major state of depression,” said Phelps when asked to pinpoint […]

Be careful trying to predict clients

January 10, 2018


Predicting the future has always been good business. So much media is either talking about what just happened, or what’s going to happen next. Of course, nobody knows what’s going to happen. In sports, we say “that’s why they play the game.” With personal training, with new clients, I consider there to be two kinds […]

How lessening traffic and losing weight are the same

January 3, 2018


Is there any example of large scale transit that’s not congested? Roads The most common source of humanity’s daily rage Subways Always a 50/50 chance you’re next someone’s urine Airplanes The phrase “we’re packed in here like sausages” comes to mind “I know one! Amtrak! It’s always a nice ride.” Amtrak is not profitable! It’s […]

Can going to space really save us from destroying the planet?

November 27, 2017


CO2 is the proverbial bad boy of Earth. We demonize or deify it. At this point, if you’re lucid, you have to concede to both. You demonize it for its role in heating the planet. You deify it because without it we’d still be in the dark ages. It’s like Taylor Swift- “Ugh, she’s so […]

The source of ocean plastic: our obesity?

July 31, 2017


I’m sitting on the beach with my girlfriend looking at the water. I say to her “I have this idea. You know that ocean plastic issue, particularly in the pacific? What if a drone could go through the water cleaning it up?” As seems to always be the case, whenever I have an idea for […]

Quick tips for sustainable cheat days

June 12, 2017


Jason, a client of mine, wanted to lean up. We talked about cheat days, also known as free days. Here is an email exchange I added on to- After someone gets into the flow of cutting, I’m a big fan of a free day. For some, usually big eaters, an entire day might be too much. Where instead it’s […]