What if You Could Only Eat One Meal Forever?

What if you could only eat one meal to sustain and fuel your life, for the rest of your life? The rules: You get one 8″ x 8″ plate, and you can put whatever you like on it. You get to eat this meal three times each day, but you will never receive a...

Ten Thousand Hours, My Ass.

The 10,000-Hour Rule has been coined as the key to success in any field. It’s a matter of practicing a specific task that can be accomplished with 20 hours of work a week for ten years. Malcolm Gladwell originally wrote this in his book, Outliers. I like...

If I Could Start Over Again… Nutrition

If I could start CrossFit all over again, I would have put 10x the effort into learning about food, as I had put into thrusters.   Don’t misunderstand me; I learned a lot about food early on. Like, how many Reeses cups can I eat before googling “actual...

How the “Ranch Dressing Diet” Works

I bet your thinking “this is too good to be true…” So, I was having my favorite salad last Sunday. It’s a big one at a local pizza place in Little Rock. I ordered it with additional bacon and chicken. I also got ranch dressing to go with it....

No One is Coming

Over eight years ago I wrote about a UAF Flight 571. The plane was carrying an Uruguayan rugby team and crashed in the Andes. Twenty-nine people survived the crash. Eight survivors perished a few days later as the stranded team became caught in a flood. Search parties...

Can I Lose Fat While Gaining Muscle?

The short answer: Yes The less short answer: You can if you’re eating and training right. Burning fat requires one key element — a deficit of calories. You can do that by eating less (not recommended) or moving more; working out, and burning more calories than...