Friday, February 22, 2013


Sorry everyone for the lack of posts, i've been busy with work, school and my own training so for the mean time i will be producing more videos than written articles and i will just insert the videos into the articles but what YOU can really do to help me out is go like my page on facebook, subscribe on youtube, and follow this blog with your email address, all the links and things needed to do these actions are on the right hand side of this article! thank you very much!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

"Nice Guy" syndrome

Enough pussyfooting, gonna be frank here, you're not a "nice guy" who finishes last, you're a little wuss that whines first.

Women dont date those "douschebags" because they like douschebags, they date them because they express qualities that YOU dont. and the only reason you label them "douschebags" is because you're too much of a wussy to be a man and do something about the situation.

you see modern day society has lost the emphasis on manliness, true femininity, and strength. women should be strong too. opening your pickle jars? OPEN THEM YOURSELF WOMAN. The fact of the matter is women are attracted to strong, assertive, dominant, alpha male types. as with any generalization there are exceptions many people are wired differently but the majority leans thus. Men are attracted to strong women with a nice ass if not your perception is skewed by the media and you need to read THIS ARTICLE and reevaluate your views. The media has conditioned us to be these look good, 3% bodyfat skinny twig motherfuckers. no one cares about being strong and capable anymore just looking good. makes me sick.

ladies, why look like a twig and depend on a man for everything that requires even an ounce of strength? you can and should be strong and capable too, not to mention DAT BOOTY. get off your damn cardio machines and go squat and deadlift. bare minimum go lift heavy. and trust me you'll get amazing results.

now boys its time to stop being little pansies and time to start being men. quit focusing on those perfectly defined abs and start focusing on being strong and capable in as many capacities as you can, be able to defend your woman should a threat confront you, lest she do it for you and embarrass you. (though props to the girl for handling herself and not depending on the man).

so back to the main point, the media has skewed our perception on what is attractive and what is desirable the fact of the matter is all we see are looks we want those looks and work for those looks and yes, some achieve them. but would you rather look good, or be super humanly strong and look good at the same time? Women dig MEN not these little pansy boys, and men dig WOMEN not these little stick figure girls who do anything to be paper thin. Women should and CAN be strong, but "weak men demand that women be weak as well". and just like White supremacy its becomes so ingrained in women that they need to be weaker than men or thin, or small. there is not much of anything attractive about a tiny little human being all defenseless and needing help to do anything. the exception is an infant.... who probably has a better squat form than you.

So just to beat the dead horse into a puddle of jello. BE STRONG, your gender is irrelevant, there is no conceivable reason you cannot be strong and the best part? IT MAKES YOU HEALTHIER. don't have time? MAKE TIME. reevaluate your priorities. stop watching your damn soap operas, get off facebook for a while, go to your fucking local gym, AND LIFT.

So fucking tired of people being sensitive little shits about everything, treating everyone with soft padded gloves, and tip toeing around things. you're not fat because of genetics, you're fat because you eat your problems, you developed bad habits  or simply, you eat too fucking much shit food.. quite blaming others for the faults in yourself.

Take some fucking responsibility, take some initiative, get strong, become capable, quit letting gender roles define you (ladies), go out and be the best you can be, or at least quit whining about how no one likes you, no one likes a little wuss anyways.

*EDIT also this: great comic

Monday, February 4, 2013

Pool Chlorine, the sun, vitamin D and cancer

Did you know you're more likely to get skin cancer from pool chlorine and sunblock than the sun? that is of course assuming you're not albino, and/or suntanning as a hobby for 8 hours a freakin day.

"After 40 minutes of swimming, people in a study showed a rise in markers of DNA damage that can lead to cancer."[1] 

Chlorine in swimming pools can strip the coating off titanium dioxide nanoparticles in sunscreens that protect against UV radiation, leaving them able to react with water and form compounds that can contribute to skin damage and cancer. The nanoparticles, which protect against harmful UV rays, are coated so they remain stable in sunlight. But a new study for the first time shows that the protective coating can degrade to form free radicals. Free radicals are known to damage DNA, causing aging and potentially leading to cancer. Whether there is a human health effect from exposure to these compounds is unknown. But the study raises the question of whether sunscreens meant to protect people from sunlight are creating another risk that also can harm skin. [2]

Lovely huh? the sun has been there throughout all human history and what do you know people weren't dropping like flies from cancer like they are now a days. i mean if you stand out in the sun ALL DAY EVERYDAY yeah you're asking for it and you're the exception. but people don't get enough sun, and if they do they burn its because of their lack of sun exposure, or they use sunscreen and see above direct quote.

the whole point of why sunlight is good and why we "tan" is the sun's effect on the melanin pigment in our skin, that melanin absorbed sunlight, and creates vitamin D which is actually a hormone not a vitamin.

Vitamin: "vitamin is an organic compound required by an organism as a vital nutrient in limited amounts"
Hormone: "is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells"

Although vitamin D is commonly called a vitamin, it is not actually an essential dietary vitamin in the strict sense, as it can be synthesized in adequate amounts by most mammals exposed to sunlight (cats and dogs cannot synthesize vitamin D and must receive it in their diet). An organic chemical compound (or related set of compounds) is only scientifically called a vitamin when it cannot be synthesized in sufficient quantities by an organism, and must be obtained from their diet. [3]

Sunscreen absorbs ultraviolet light and prevents it from reaching the skin. It has been reported that sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 8 based on the UVB spectrum can decrease vitamin D synthetic capacity by 95 percent, whereas sunscreen with an SPF of 15 can reduce synthetic capacity by 98 percent [3]

vitamin D deficiency is related to a plethora of bone problems such as rickets and osteoporosis  as well as some cancers, vitamin D is a cancer killer folks, bask in the rays of its awesomeness.


Friday, February 1, 2013

Contrast Bathing

Contrast bathing means something different than what im implying but its sort of the only way i have of describing what im talking about. It would be something akin to going straight from a sauna and jumping in a frigid lake with ice on it. i think i've seen a documentary of people doing this in canada or alaska i forget where, i thought it was awesome and it turns out its beneficial! 

Cold water shocks the system and causes a raise in the immunity system, get your blood flowing and burns calories because your body tries to keep you at homeostasis so it expends energy to heat you up back to normal.[1] same thing as drinking non lukewarm water, your body changes it so its homeostatic state is identical to yours for optimal absorption. 

So taking a cold shower now and then isnt such a bad thing, and that cold swimming pool is your friend, jump in! although that chlorine might give you skin cancer.... any ways go get in some cold water!


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

My view on shoes

your ordinary everyday tennis shoe (wait.... tennis?)

From the perspective of someone who does parkour, shoes are a VERY important part of my..... im going to refrain from calling it a sport and just call it an activity. Shoes in parkour have to serve many purposes, grip the walls and rails, be thin to help us learn proper landing techniques, not be bulky enough to raise risk of rolling an ankle, and then you get the minor things like breathe-ability and toe box room.

Now my personal take on the matter is, i HATE wearing shoes. EVER. its winter here in cali (no snow just wind, rain, and cold) and im still walking around college barefoot, flat sandals at work, and only some thin onitsuka tigers (ultimate 81's recommend them highly) for parkour on the weekends. Here's my reasoning on WHY i dont like wearing shoes; i like feeling the ground beneath my feet, it grounds you from static electricity, you forefoot strike instead of heel striking and save yourself a lot of joint damage, it improves your movement mechanics, landing hurts so you learn to do it right, rolling your ankle becomes very difficult if you maintain levels of natural mobility. When i DO wear shoes the reasons would be things like: i know the terrain will be VERY unfavorable to barefooting (i.e. long hike and sharp things like thorns) though i do hike barefoot. temperature sometimes, parkour for grippy-ness and aid in landings (even though i tore the insoles out of my tigers and they're even thinner), and thats about it.

my tigers, im wearing them as i type this

Now we get to the juicy bits, why most shoes are TERRIBLE for your health and joints and just about everything.
  • arch support causes flat footed-ness by allowing the muscles of the arch to relax because if they're cushioned, they dont have to work to hard to maintain the shape now do they? then they give you orthotics... idiots...
  • shoes (even tigers) cause a natural inclination to heel strike sending a shock wave of force up through the calcaneus (heel) to the knee and distributing the force on the way up but mostly seriously damaging the cartilage in the knee, runners in tennis shoes just ask them about their injuries if they have none, check back REAL soon.
  • because of all the padding on conventional shoes your foot is raised up higher than it normally is and standing on something like, say, a rail road track if you lose your balance (because hey, its hard to balance with a cast like shoe on) you could roll your ankle a lot easier than if you were barefoot or wearing minimalist shoes.
  • not really a terrible thing for most people, but you lose feeling with the ground and the earth and it can cause a level of spiritual disconnect, take your damn shoes off once in a while and feel the damn grass and dirt between your toes.
  • raised heel or high heels causes a tightening in the inner and outer calf muscles that reduces squat mobility and essentially ruins your ability to sit like humans were meant to (for deification AND relaxation:

We can see the natural bottom squat position if you spend enough time watching babies and young children with near full mobility, they do the most amazing stuff because they haven't been exposed to modern living as long as we have. Shoes destroy alot about your health, because if you damage a tree's root you can kill the whole tree, the same goes for you kinetic chain, and all your joints, your body doesn't work in isolation, EVERYTHING is connected.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Video response #5 quickest weight loss method and jumping power

"Hey Bryan, I have a couple questions I'm hoping you'll be able to help me out with. First off, what is the best and quickest way to lose weight? Second, what are some really effective core and leg exercises to increase power, jumping higher, flipping better etc."

fat loss and strength training video response #4

"well ok lol, basicalllly, i am just dieting right now, doin the whole 1400 calories a day thing and losing a steady amount of weight
but one question i have is, strength training, can you do it without cardio if you are still dieting?
i read a LOT of conflicting things online
but there is a calorie deficit, so is strength training still a good idea???
i've heard if you dont do cardio and only strength you will get muscle UNDER your fat but like you'll still have fat lol"