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“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.” – Albert Einstein A few weeks ago (as documented in this post) I pricked a finger, dabbed some blood on a blotter card and, feeling rather smug that I’d “upper percentile” the hell out of the results, sent the sample off to […]

“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” – Oscar Wilde  So I’ve been super busy over the last couple of weeks; barely able to sneak in a few workouts here and there.  Now I hate to beat a dead horse, but here, again, is another reason/example for the “common guy” to leave the […]

“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.” – Cicero   This picture has absolutely nothing to do with the following post; it just makes me smile.  My hometown BBQ joint: Railroad Bar-B-Que, in Kyle, Texas Longtime TTP readers will recognize my “three pillars” approach to […]

“The new source of power is not money in the hands of a few, but information in the hands of many.” – John Naisbitt So I turned 49 this weekend.  Which, if my math is correct, marks my 38th year of actively pursuing strength and conditioning as way to better myself.  And even before my […]

“Several excuses are always less convincing than one.” – Aldous Huxley Let’s Talk Nutrition! And let me begin by saying that this is not intended to be an exhaustive treatise, but rather a 30,000 ft overview of how I approach the question of diet, nutrition and supplementation.  And what is my approach, in a nutshell? […]

“You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.” – Wayne Gretzky   Old school — Walter Payton, “Sweetness”, chargin’ the hills Here’s a workout that I and my good friend, Bryan Barksdale, knocked-out this week.  What I’d like to cover are some of the various ways we can Autoregulate this very basic MetCon […]

The trees wear brilliant shades of yellow, orange, purple, and red. The air is crisp as it brushes our cheeks, and the scent of sweet apple, pumpkin, and cinnamon dance in our homes. Autumn has arrived in full force while the team at Primal Toad was busy harvesting the best collection of health and wellness […]

 “Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.” – Michel de Montaigne  Next weekend I’ll be in Atlanta for the 2013 iteration of the Ancestral Health Symposium.  My presentation topic will be, The 21st Century Fitness Professional – A New Paradigm.  Needless to say, I am stoked for this event!  Now, can I pack […]

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own […]

Happy Memorial Day! I want to send out a special thanks to those of you who have given our country so much. It’s important to remember that today isn’t just about a day off from work and grilling burgers by the pool. So thank you. This week’s episode of The Lifting Revolution’s Fitness & Nutrition […]

“Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones, which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.” – Henry Clay Taking a short break from the Walk Through the Five Ts for the following story.  We’ll get back to the Five Ts next week, but this, in my mind, is a very important […]

“I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” – Ralph Nader By now I’m quite sure you’ve run across, in some form or fashion, Marlene Zuk’s work, Paleofantasy.  Now, I can’t claim to have actually read the book, but I have read a few interviews […]

“Genius is eternal patience.” – Michelangelo Many people new to training, or new to healthy dieting — or even new to the whole ancestral wellness idea — are, by necessity, driven to emulate the actions of those who have forged a path ahead of them.  This is the early part of any new learning curve, […]

Good morning! Happy Sunday. I hope you’ve had a great weekend thus far. We certainly have! Saturday morning started off with a double digit run! The first since the trail run back in January. It felt great, challenging but amazing thanks to some gorgeous Charleston views. With the Cooper River Bridge run less than a […]

“Obey the principles without being bound by them.” ~ Bruce Lee Michelle and I are currently shepparding a gentleman through the Physical Culture Immersion Experience; a gentleman who, over the past week, has experienced some of the most severe sugar withdrawals that I have ever witnessed.  Utterly brutal.  Insomnia, racing heart, the sweats, the non-stop cravings.  And, of course, the […]