“We are Forerunners. Guardians of all that exists. The roots of the Galaxy have grown deep under our careful tending. Where there is life, the wisdom of our countless generations has saturated the soil. Our strength is a luminous sun, towards which all intelligence blossoms… And the impervious shelter, beneath which it has prospered.”

Crapping on CrossFit (again)

The CrossFit Craze continues to provide LOTS of material for the rest of us to laugh at: Honestly the only part of that video that wasn’t hilariously funny was the bit where the weightlifter failed to put up that Atlas stone. That wasn’t funny at all- I...

There are no shortcuts

Return of Kings recently featured a sponsored post by none other than Mr. Six Pack Shortcuts himself, Mike Chang. It makes for interesting reading, to say the least- though not perhaps in the way you might think at first: I’ve been a daily reader of Return Of Kings...

Guns and bacon

Apparently I’m not the only one crazy enough to think that the two go together very well: A competitive shooter satisfied both his appetites by wrapping his gun in bacon and using the heat generated when firing to cook and eat it.  Dustin Ellermann, a...

Because SCIENCE

Science: what scientists THINK they do Get this, folks- it turns out that saturated fat isn’t quite as horrible for you as we’ve all been told to believe it was. Indeed, the expert consensus that we were told was stamped and ratified by governments...

Five simple but uncomfortable life hacks

Embrace the first, or suffer the second There are any number of tips, tricks, and techniques that you can use to improve various aspects of your life, from mood, to concentration, to awareness, to physical stamina, and so on. Most of them are pretty benign and require...

Fat Head Kids

Tom Naughton- the guy who made a great documentary called “Fat Head”, which among other things deals with the science behind weight gain and obesity- happens to have two daughters who seem to take after their father rather well. So much so, in fact, that...

Three simple gym rules

1. DON’T do curls in the squat rack. When the world finally does what is right and inevitably elects the Didact as Supreme Overlord of Mankind, curling in the squat rack will be punishable by a swift boot up the ass. Or a kick in the head. Which, in the case of...

Bar fighting with El Guapo

God bless Bas Rutten: This is actually a heavily condensed and edited version of Bas Rutten’s original street fighting instructional DVD. Looking at it from the perspective of someone who does a street-geared martial art, I can tell you this- everything...

No sacrifice, no victory

It occurred to me the other day that many of the men that we admire or respect could, in many ways, be considered bat-s*** insane by “normal” standards. Take powerlifters, for instance. Are powerlifters crazy? Is there something wrong with us because we...
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