The Food Chart

The Food Chart

Food has evolved.  Probably over-evolved.  We have gone past nutrition and now we use food entertainment and even psychological dependance.  Many people think that if you want to eat nutritiously, it isn’t going to taste good.  And if it tastes good it probably isn’t...

Nudges to Get You Fit

It takes a lot to stick to a regular fitness regime.   Working out isn’t easy – that is why it works.   It takes more than just “grit and determination”.   You have to have a lot of nudges to keep going. Fitness nudges are the little things that keep you going. ...

My favorite pieces of home gym equipment

There are a few pieces of gym equipment that I use almost every day in the Black Dog gym.  Here they are from the least to the most expensive. My favorite pieces of gym equipment in the gym PVC Pipe – a 5-foot-long piece of ¾” PVC is a great tool for mobility work,...
How to Choose a Punching Bag

How to Choose a Punching Bag

Buying a punching bag is an investment and commitment.  Now you are going to have this human sized thing hanging around your house reminding you to exercise.  But punching bags are the one of the few things that you can punch as hard as you possibly can and nobody...
Surviving the Dark Ages, yet again

Surviving the Dark Ages, yet again

When I was in school, we called the time between Christmas and Spring Break “The Dark Ages.”  And it is dark.  The sun is gone.  It’s cold.   Everyone just kind of hunkers down and waits for spring.  Hibernation starts to make a lot of...
Fitness by Beavis and Butthead

Fitness by Beavis and Butthead

A while ago, Mike Judge, the creator of the moronic animated show Beavis and Butthead, was on The David Letterman Show.  This has obviously been a while ago.  They watched a short clip from the Beavis and Butthead show. Letterman was sort of disgusted.  It was stupid...
What Would You Do If You Knew?

What Would You Do If You Knew?

The suicide of Robin Williams and Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Audioslave, were terrible and tragic. Every suicide is.   I have heard the typical responses. “He had everything.  Why was he depressed?”“Man, I do not understand that.”“Kind of selfish, if you...