Xtreme Pool Training Session (Laird Hamilton XPT)

Laird Hamilton developed this underwater training system (Laird Hamilton XPT) and has been refining it for years to adapt to his personal survival and fitness training sessions. A few of us have the privilege of getting schooled by Laird on the techniques and systems he is continually developing.

135lb Ball Carry

“Ammo Box” Swims with No Breath + 40lb Weights

My book is out! “Your New Prime – 30 Days to Better Sex, Eternal Strength, and a Kick-Ass Life After 40” – HarperCollins Publishers.

My latest HarperCollins published book is due for release on September 15, 2015 at all the leading stores including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, HarperCollins, and IndieBound. Here’s a video where I talk about it below. Pre-orders before September 15 qualify for a 48% discount at Amazon.

Editorial Reviews for my latest book available now for pre-order at Amazon.comBarnes & Noble, HarperCollins, iBooks, and IndieBound.

“If you want to live a life of passion and excellence as you age, this is your blueprint.”—Tony Robbins, #1 New York Times Bestseller, Entrepreneur, and Peak Performance Strategist

“Easy to follow and highly informative. Your New Prime is a groundbreaking program for better health for all men as they age.”—Alejandro Junger, M.D., New York Times Bestselling Author of Clean and Clean Eats Read More

What’s “skinny fat”?

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If you are doing prolonged cardio exercise several times a week, or perhaps even more often, chances are you’re not getting the physical results nor the health benefits you think you are. You want to look good and be healthy, right? Although all that jogging, swimming, running, and cycling may make you accomplished at all of these activities, it also can put you into a category known as skinny fat. Read More

The best protein on the planet

Mussels

For those of you who have followed my blog, you know that I love sardines and I still think they’re one of the best foods for men. That said, I think mussels are equal to if not better than sardines as part of your diet because they check all three boxes for positive lifestyle eating: moral, nutritional, and environmental.

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Want to lose weight? Don’t run a marathon….

 

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Reluctantly, I recently signed up to run the New York Marathon again this year. I am doing it with a close friend, Chris Klug, who is raising money for his Chris Klug Foundation — a great cause that I am excited to be supporting.

I say reluctantly because I had long ago ticked marathons off my bucket list. I’ve continued doing a whole bunch of other trail races and adventures but had personally sworn off doing any more marathons.

Why?

For me it came down to two things: the type of training, and the associated nutritional requirements to support that training load (and running the actual race) — basically, all the highly-refined carbs and fructose-based sugars you need to ingest to maintain the level of training required over all the months. Read More

11 reasons all men should take magnesium supplements

I had some blood work last year that showed I was deficient in magnesium. I had never thought much about this mineral as I assumed I was getting enough from my diet. It prompted me to not only make sure I was getting enough of it going forward, but to also share what I’ve found out about this mineral with other guys – and why we need it. Read More

Chronic inflammation is the silent killer of men

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Spend the weekend mountain biking and you might experience some acute inflammation of the tendons in your legs and wrists. A little rest, ice, and some ibuprofen may take care of it quickly. Systemic chronic inflammation, however, is a different story. That’s the kind of inflammation we are increasingly discovering to be intimately involved in or even at the root of many of our most challenging and serious diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, cancer, depression, heart disease, obesity, and stroke.

How can something so seemingly simple as inflammation be behind these life-altering, even deadly illnesses? After all, inflammation is the body’s natural response to attack. It defends the body against invaders such as viruses and bacteria, helps get rid of debris, and assists in repairing damaged tissue. All of these are positive characteristics.

Part of the answer lies in the differences between what we commonly think of as inflammation—a swollen ankle from a hard landing on a trail run, for example—and the chronic inflammatory process that can run rampant throughout your body. Here’s the story and, more important, what you can do about it – to stay healthy and charging forward in life. Read More

Here’s how to avoid having testosterone therapy

Open any men’s magazine or visit a website that targets men or men’s health and you probably will see them: ads promoting testosterone hormone therapy and articles urging men to consider taking testosterone to improve muscle mass, lose weight, improve their sex drive, and boost their mood. But is testosterone therapy the answer to these and other issues that commonly affect men as they approach and surpass their 50th year?

Marketing moguls and companies that will profit from selling their testosterone products want you to believe it can. After all, use of testosterone therapy promises to combat aging and some of the fears and anxieties that go along with it. Why wouldn’t men want to buy into that? The “fountain of youth” in a gel! Sex like a teenager!

I have a bunch of friends who are on T-therapy and none of them have been diagnosed with actual male hypogonadism (see below for the clinical definition of low-T). All of them except one (who takes it for cosmetic reasons) have been convinced that the symptoms they are experiencing as they age are due to low testosterone. I say the same thing to each of them – you need L-therapy not T-therapy.

What do I mean by this? Read More

How much vitamin D do you need as you age?

I spoke to a few guys last week who were worried they weren’t getting enough vitamin D.

Vitamin D deficiency is pretty common and a growing list of diseases and disorders are being linked to it. There are also A LOT of conflicting guidelines as to sun exposure times required for adequate dosage–and these can be confusing–as it depends on the location where you live, skin color and many other factors.

What is pretty clear from all the modern research is that you need adequate amounts of vitamin D either through sun exposure or supplementation for maximum health. The research is considerable in regards to prostate health, cancer, bone health, mental health, testosterone deficiency and many other ailments. Every week there seems to be a new, positive, clinical study on the health benefits of this vitamin. Read More

11 ways to have a better life starting today

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One thing I try to remember daily is that life is about progress, not perfection. It’s hard to make massive changes all at once and this is why most of the fad diets, exercise trends, and weight loss plans fail – because they are not sustainable in the long term.

Taking small steps daily can be life-changing if you are ready to take the first step toward better physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Here are a few to get you going that I personally encourage: Read More