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The Case for the Short Metcon

The ‘Metcon’ (short for metabolic conditioning) is a staple of CrossFit style training. Typically it is two to three exercises repeated for rounds. A classic example from CrossFit is one called “Cindy”, one round consisting of 5 pullups, 10 pushups, and 15 squats. This is repeated for 20 minutes and scored based on the number of rounds completed. A metcon… Continue Reading


Paleo and Testosterone

To say that this paleo/ancestral life-way has saved and dramatically improved my life would be something between spot on and a complete understatement. I was really sick when I came on all this back in 1998 and for being almost 40 I feel like I’m doing pretty well. But I wonder at times if I’m… Continue Reading

Off season

Make the Most of the ‘Off-season’

The last ‘big’ races/events are over for the season – triathlons, cycling, marathons, the Games – all done for another year.  It’s officially the ‘off-season’; the time for our bodies to rest, recover, and start preparing for the next go.  While the ‘off-season’ is commonly associated with athletes, it truly applies to all of us. … Continue Reading

Ancient but Deadly

I-CaveMan: After Party-Part 2

If you missed Part 1 here it is.  Deep Water The show covered the bulk of the dramas and challenges we faced but one piece that was important did get edited out. When we faced our water shortage, production suggested that we use a skin, get rocks hot and boil the creek water. I argued… Continue Reading

How are we going to feed THIS guy?!

I-CaveMan: After Party-Part 1

Holy Cats!! I received a ton of questions and support surrounding the recent Discovery Channel show, I-Cave Man. Thanks to everyone for both the questions and the support. The show was one of the most intense experiences of my life and I’m glad folks enjoyed the show and have questions. I had so many questions… Continue Reading

Fish Oil from Green Pasture's

Fish Oil

Ahhh…fish oil. A whole industry built around supplying us with something that should be a natural part of our food supply. Prior to the 1970’s meat and dairy in the United states was still grass fed so we received ample amounts of the main constituents of fish oil, EPA and DHA, as part of our… Continue Reading

What is the Paleo Diet?

It’s funny, but in all the time that I’ve written on this paleo diet topic I’ve never really defined (in my terms) what I think constitutes a “paleo diet.” I laid out some general guidelines in the book and FAQ of course, but I’ve never done that for the blog. I think part of my… Continue Reading