I’ve been absolutely shocked over the years how many times before races and events that I’ve heard someone around me say to their friends, “I’m ready for this, but I’ve been working out so hard but I’m not losing weight! I don’t understand!”. Before I started studying exercise physiology, I’d be sitting there waiting for the events to start and be thinking “huh, that is weird”. After doing a lot of studying, the answer wasn’t
Welcome to my blog. I cover a number of topics here, so depending on your needs and goals, some of the things I talk about may be more or less useful to you. I try to keep everything neatly categorized, so if one topic area is particularly more useful to you, please click on the category link to see just those posts.
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I wanted to share this out because a lot of people have asked me how they can even start to think about tackling a GORUCK HTL. If you’re not familiar, an HTL is a Heavy, a Tough, and a Light back to back to back, making for a nearly 48 hour event. In my opinion, if you can complete a Tough event and not feel completely broken afterward, you can probably already do an HTL,
In my last post, Introducing the How To Exercise Category, I promised to describe my background in exercise to show you that I’m not just some fitness hack spreading the latest workout trend. Yes, I did become a certified Spartan SGX coach, but no, I am not a professional trainer by day or even as a side gig. The TL:DR here is that I’ve completed three 48+ hour special operations inspired endurance events and have
While 80/20 Life is arguably primarily a travel business, the reason why it has that focus is because traveling around and seeing the world is very easily one of the hardest things you can do in your life. It requires a lot of planning, a lot of research, and a lot of bravery to finally pull the trigger, spend the money, and start traveling. But, while travel is a common main dream for many people,
During the course of my travels through 50+ countries, I’ve gone through a lot of pairs of shoes. In the beginning, I used fairly heavy hiking boots, but over time I’ve switched to wearing running shoes. One thing has stayed consistent though: after only a month or two, my shoes start to stink! I develop really bad, smelly shoes. What’s worse, is that this smell is really hard to deal with. It just doesn’t seem
For the last part of the Travel Locks series, let’s talk about locker locks. For any traveler staying in hostels, you will absolutely need a locker lock. However, for those staying in hotels, a locker lock might not be quite as important. Why? Because hotels rarely have lockers. However, even if you’re a hotel traveler, you may still run across lockers in train stations and at tourist sites, so this post still applies to you.
In the first part of this lock series, which you can read here, I talked about locks in general and more specifically I talked about luggage locks since those are the most important locks you’ll be using during your travels. Unfortunately, most first world countries do not allow regular locks on checked luggage on airplanes. Because any traveler is almost certainly going to get on a plane at some point, you’ll want to use approved
To start things off in the new How To Travel category, I wanted to talk about bag locks and travel locks in general. This is an area that seems straight forward when you initially start traveling, but there’s some “gotchas” that catch a lot of people pretty early on in their travels. I’m going to break this down into three different posts, so lets talk about bag locks first. Your bag locks (pictured center) are
I wanted to introduce the “How To Travel” category on my blog here by explaining what/who this category is for. While I’m currently (as of writing this) trying to publish my book on how to travel, the topic area itself is just monumentally huge. There’s simply no way that I can cover all the things I’ve learned in my travels in one normal length book. If you think about it a little, the act of