Last night, I watched Rafael Nadal’s incredible performance against Novak Djokovic to win the U.S. Open, making him the 7th man in history to win all four grand slam tournaments in his career (and he is only 24 years old!) Although Nadal won 3 sets to 1 (this was the only set that Nadal lost […]
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Confessions of a Carnivore: Part-time Vegetarianism
Although I have always wanted to be a vegetarian, I didn’t even dare try it until later in life. I have always been active and athletic, and I assumed that vegetarians would not have the energy to exercise as much as I do, or to perform adequately in any kind of athletic endeavor. My mind […]
Yoga, Mindfulness, and Great Sex
I recently read a few articles on the importance of doing exercise and yoga to improve your sex life. It is easy to imagine some of the more obvious ways: an improved flexibility allows practitioners to get into a variety of kama sutra-esque positions. An increased level of strength allows people to hold those positions […]
The Yin and Yang of Intensity and Rest
Mike Mentzer is a former Mr. Universe who had unique theories about strength training and bodybuilding. He was an extreme proponent of “High Intensity Training,” meaning he recommended short, very intense bouts of exercise followed by lots and lots of rest.