Monthly Archives: January 2008

100 Calorie Snack Packs vs. Me

We’ve all seen the commercials and we’ve all read the magazine ads: “Sweet, salty, crunchy, chewy, creamy- what kind of snack are you craving? 100 calorie snack packs come in all your favorites from Oreo to Wheat Thins. Now you can indulge and still know that you’re making a smart choice.” Hey Jabba the Hut!… Read more

Exercises You Should be Doing (Suitcase Deadlift)

I feel that everyone (read: this includes you) needs to learn how to deadlift. Thing is, many trainees are just not ready (lack proper flexibility and/or mobility) or just aren’t strong enough yet to perform a traditional barbell deadlift from the floor; otherwise known as a conventional deadlift. I’m often dumbfounded when I hear other… Read more

Real Men of Genius

You know those Bud Light beer commercials titled “Real Men of Genius?” Probably some of the funniest (yet true) commercials of all time. Examples include: Mr. Push Up Bra Inventor Mr. Over Zealous Foul Ball Catcher Guy Mr. King of the Karaoke Mic Well, I’m going to put my nomination in to Jorge Cruise (aka:… Read more

Rules to Dining Out

My girlfriend and I like to go out to eat on the weekends. Since being with her I have grown to appreciate the art of “fine dining.” I’m from a rather rural area in upstate New York where fine dining entails “all you can eat breadstick night” at The Olive Garden. Needless to say there… Read more

Archaic Nonsense

With the new year upon us, it’s inevitable that we’re going to be inundated with hundreds of commercials, talk shows, books, and articles dealing with weight loss. I just so happened to be perusing Yahoo the other day and came across a featured article by one of their health experts. In it, she explained that… Read more