One of the scariest things I uncovered when researching my book was just how many toxins we’re exposed to on a daily basis. We drink out of plastic bottles that contain BPA, a known carcinogen that also sucks away our testosterone and makes us infertile. We eat foods laced with hormones that have the potential to give us prostate cancer. 90% of the soy in the USA is genetically modified, engineered to be resistant to massively toxic fertilizers and other poisons like Roundup – the poster-child for Monsanto’s billions. We suck the fumes from the freeways and swim in oceans that are polluted by the run-off from factories and industrial waste. Toxic chemicals and pollutants are all around us – but one fact I was surprised to uncover was just how many toxins and chemicals are in our fragranced personal care products – the stuff we put on our face and lather our bodies with every day. Read More
Cooper’s journey to wellness is chronicled in his new book, “Your New Prime: 30 Days to Better Sex, Eternal Strength, and a Kick-Ass Life After 40.” Here’s Cooper’s take on aging gracefully, his own health battles, and why men of a certain age should get their shit together. Click here for the full interview.
“Dad bods” are the new fitness standard for a growing bunch of men across the United States. What’s a dad bod? Well, think Seth Rogan, Jason Segel or Leonardo DiCaprio on summer vacation and between movie roles: overweight, out of shape, and happy and content with his pasta, rosé and Victoria’s Secret models. Basically, pudgy, cuddly, doughy, don’t really care about how you look any more: That’s the dad bod. And some women are supporting the new trend, if you believe the studies — apparently because having a man who has a dad bod as a partner takes the pressure off them to stay in shape. Another rationale is that if the man is not as focused on his own body, he’ll spend more time with and take better care of his partner and family — or so the theory goes. Read More
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 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 discount at Amazon.
“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
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
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.
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.
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