Laughing All The Way To The Bank - To Get More Money This isn't exactly fitness-related, but I think that many of you may have opinions on Whole Paycheck Foods, the health food heavyweight that many of us find irresistible. I wrote these haikus in a burst of silliness commenting on Cranky's haiku … [Read more...] about Whole Foods Haikus
Doctor Delts is really great at bench pressing, and is often able to hoist singles in the 400-500 pound range. I still give him a hard time, as I do to anyone who benches at the expense of doing pullups. He just laughs and tells me where I can go, and he's not referring to anyplace in the gym. In … [Read more...] about When Restaurant Menus Attack
Last week Delts and I each had had a hard workout. I had just reached my goal of 20 pullups, and Delts had just topped 400 in his bench press. We decided to have a celebratory cocktail afterwards. Over at Rosie Malone's, we laughed and were talking some trash about our friends, people in the gym, … [Read more...] about Dave Accidentally Invents a New Fitness Training Method
Delts has a fun job. He operates a special cherry-picker that's used for taking down trees that are no longer viable. He maneuvers the basket so he can get close to a large branch, at which point he uses a chainsaw to cut through it, and then the massive piece of wood falls down to the ground, … [Read more...] about Doctor Delts Has the Best Job Ever!
My good friend CC had been bugging me for ages to check out his Aikido dojo. I had dragged my feet for months - independent almost to a fault, I've always preferred working out on my own. Group training sometimes reminds me of cult behavior, and any class can be held back by the weakest member, so … [Read more...] about The Aikido Dojo – Does It Still Have Its Mojo?
When I arrived at the gym last Tuesday, I found Dr. Delts trying to get on a Swiss ball. Something fishy is going on here, I thought. He usually scorns such equipment in favor of more metallic, manly gear. But at times he'll try almost anything. "Hey! What's going on?" I asked. "I know, I … [Read more...] about Doctor Delts vs. the Swiss Ball – A Fitness Smackdown