Mission Muscle Up

October 6, 2016
Photo by Emilien

Popularity of bodyweight training (aka calisthenics) has exploded in recent years. Much of that is down to folks like popular trainer Al Kavadlo, YouTube phenom group BarStarzz, and hit books like Convict Conditioning. However, the biggest influence is unquestionably CrossFit, which has taken many gymnastics training methods mainstream. The signature move of this new golden …

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Review: Barefoot B.E.R.B.S. Golf Shoes

August 26, 2016
Barefoot B.E.R.B.S.

Shoes are a critical, but surprisingly overlooked part of your golf game. I recently got a pair of Barefoot BERBS golf shoes and I think they fix several critical problems that most other golf shoes have. How many times have you felt lined up correctly, but then as soon as you went to swing the …

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Is The Paleo Diet Still Relevant?

April 19, 2016
Is The Paleo Diet Still Relevant?

A few years ago I wrote a balanced, but still unfavorable review of a book that claimed to debunk the paleo diet called Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us about Sex, Diet, and How We Live. Not being entirely unsympathetic to the message of the book, I followed it up with an article of my own …

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A Free Online Bachelor’s Level Biology Education

March 3, 2016
A Free Online Bachelor’s Level Biology Curriculum

Could it be possible to put together the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in Biology entirely through free massively open online courses (MOOCs) offered by top tier universities? Lately I’ve entertained ideas of going back to school for a PhD in Biology. Most programs require that you have the equivalent of a B.S. in Biology, …

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How to Learn Danish Online

February 26, 2016
How to Learn Danish Online

Like my earlier post about learning Swedish, my motivation for attempting Danish also stems from a TV show. In fact, a TV show that is in both Swedish and Danish called The Bridge (Broen in Danish/Bron in Swedish). In The Bridge, a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, right on the …

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Adventures in Learning Swedish

February 20, 2016
Adventures in Learning Swedish

tl;dr – I watched the Swedish sci-fi series Äkta Människor (Real Humans) and it’s now one of my favorite shows of all time. While the show had English subtitles, it inspired me to learn some Swedish for a more complete viewing experience. This post discusses the Swedish learning experience and links to some Swedish learning …

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