West to East Cross-Country Trip – Day 5

We left out this morning of 8:45 AM and headed south to Alexandria, LA. There we stopped in at Silver Dollar Pawn, home of the Cajun Pawn Stars. We did not get to meet any of the stars but we did see them all briefly. Amazingly, to me they all looked exactly like they do […]

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West to East Cross-Country Trip–Day 4

We woke up a little after 7 AM, and were out the door and on the road by 8:45. We only made a little over 300 miles yesterday so the real goal today was to make up some distance. For that reason there weren’t a whole lot of stops; plus the sections of Texas and […]

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West to East Cross-Country Trip–Day 3

Well, last night went better than the night before. I didn’t get in the bed until 2 AM, but once I got to sleep I managed to get about 4 hours of sleep before I had to get up. We still got out of the hotel a little later than I expected, however, and due […]

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West to East Cross-Country Trip – Day 2

Today was a bit more difficult than yesterday for a lot of reasons. For starters, lack of sleep was a big problem. I didn’t get to bed last night until 1 AM, and due to the poor AC in the room that led to 95 degree temps at 1 AM, along with my existing sinus […]

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West to East Cross-Country Trip – Day 1

Well today went well, though a bit more hectically than we planned due to a brain-fart on my part (but I’ll get to that). We began well, Beth had the majority of things packed last night, so I just loaded them up this morning, and we were ready to head out by 8:45 AM. The […]

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Program Review–Boss Barbell Strength Method (on a cut)

Hot on the heels of my last review, I thought I would go ahead a review this program, since I’ve now run it for two mesocycles. For those of you who haven’t heard of it, Boss Barbell Strength method (hereafter referred to as BBSM) is Dan Green’s own program. I started lifting at Dan’s gym, […]

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Cross-country GT500 road trip is on the way

It’s official: Everything is in place, and in a little less than a week, the wife and I will begin on a ~4200 mile trip from Gilroy, CA to Stanfield, NC over the course of a week. We’ll spend a week visiting family and friends, and then drive back along a different route (exact route […]

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Program Review–Doggcrapp Training

This is a long time coming, but I wasn’t in a place to write about it until now, so here goes. Last year for almost the entire year I ran DC full time. I was coming back from an injury, and I decided that honestly, my biggest goal is not to get as strong as […]

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Two Training Vids

Two new vids today. One is a form check for my first set of 435×6 this morning, which also happens to be a 6RM PR. And the second is an oldie but goody of me benching 340 for 5 back in February of 2011. I’m posting it because it has the distinction of being an […]

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A Cure for Gout

Well, first things first, the title is admittedly a bit sensationalized, but I believe it’s largely justified. ‘Cure’ might be too strong of  a word from a scientific perspective, but it’s largely an accurate assessment of the results I’ve seen from a purely qualitative perspective. First, let me explain why ‘curing’ gout is a big […]

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