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In: True Body Comp

Rescuing the Youth
August 26, 2018

FDR was an enigmatic man. Stricken with polio, he never allowed himself to be photographed in his wheelchair, not wanting anyone…

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A Return to Fasting
August 19, 2018

America’s Independence Day is July 4th, and Mexico’s is September 16th. I know what you’re thinking. “Isn’t it Cinco de Mayo?” The fifth of May celebrates the Mexican Army’s victory over the French during the Battle of the Puebla; it’s not their Independence Day. Don’t worry, you can still party in May, but now you know the reason for the season. Between America’s Independence Day and Mexico’s, nuzzles India’s—August 15th. Once under the British Empire, India’s sovereignty was made official in 1947, largely due to the efforts of a humble and noble man: Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi. Gandhi inspired the immortal Martin Luther King, Jr. with his insistence on non-violence as a means of civil disobedience.

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The Line in the Sand
August 12, 2018

Be a Lenny Skutnik.

On January 26, 1982, Lenny Skutnik sat in the Presidential Gallery, next to the First Lady during the Inaugural Address, receiving a standing ovation.

Who was Lenny Skutnik?

Washington National Airport: Two weeks earlier.

The weather was uncooperative, heavy snowfall grounded airplanes for much of the day. Thousands of passengers sat in the terminals, unsure if their flights would be further delayed, or canceled completely. In the pre-9/11 era, entire families would wait alongside the traveler to see their plane soar into the air. Dads, who wanted to sound funny to their children would mimic Tattoo from “Fantasy Island” as they shouted, “De plane! De plane!” Air Florida Flight 90 was among those planes.

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On Motivation
August 8, 2018

It is said that “necessity is the mother of invention.” I’m unclear about the conditions that necessitated the invention of Baseball, but I’m grateful for it, nonetheless. Not everyone enjoys the game; it’s more conducive for a snooze than a foaming fan frenzy; there’s even an inning dedicated to stretching. Nevertheless, here I am, in Section 10FD, anxiously awaiting the first pitch. Before the steroid scandal, before the strike of ’94, it was a marvelous time to be a fan. Fernando Valenzuela struck out the side—looking up—Bo Jackson scaled the outfield wall like Spider-Man and Nolan Ryan snatched up Robin Ventura—twenty years his junior—in a headlock. The nostalgia is enough to bring a tear to my eye, but I must heed Tom Hank’s half-sober proclamation in “A League of Their Own:”

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On Confidence
August 2, 2018

Recently, someone asked me to do a piece on confidence. I asked, “what about it?” She responded, “How do we build it?” A tall task, particularly for one who hasn’t quite solved that problem for himself. It didn’t take long to connect confidence and fitness and after a few more seconds, confidence and Life. The question is, where would I start and how far should I go? I feel Hemingway’s “iceberg” approach is best; I’ll discuss the visible and allow you to investigate what lies beneath.

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Distill My Heart
June 7, 2018

Distill My Heart “Oh, that man should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains! That we should,…

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The Examined Desire
June 6, 2018

THE EXAMINED DESIRE Her face launched a thousand ships… The Iliad is many things. It is central to Western Literature and its…

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The reality and pitfalls of fat loss
November 18, 2016

It’s no secret, fat loss is one of the greatest challenges men and women face during their health journey. Unlike gaining weight,…

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FODMAPs and SIBO: What Are They, and Could They Be the Key to Fat Loss?
August 17, 2016

It’s probably not a surprise to most people that the foods you’re putting into your body have a huge impact on…

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Are Food Sensitivities Keeping You from Reaching Your Fitness Goals?
August 15, 2016

There’s been a lot of media hype over the last several years about gluten intolerance, dairy sensitivity, and food allergies, but…

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