Gym Etiquette 101

It’s the time of year when there’s a rush of new members at the gym. It’s awesome that these folks are making a new commitment to their health, but if you number yourself among them, know that the gym, like every other place and space, has its own culture, including its own rules of etiquette.

Don’t Just Lift Heavy, Carry Heavy

The other day I was helping a guy move. We were carrying heavy stuff like pianos, dressers, and even an old cabinet hi-fi stereo. As I was helping him load this stuff in the U-Haul truck, I got to thinking, “I can deadlift 550 pounds, but carrying one end of this stereo feels a lot

How to Stop Your Snoring

About half of all adults snore occasionally, and about a quarter snore regularly. While it’s sort of a funny topic, and often joked about in sitcoms, snoring can cause real issues in the bedroom. Whether it’s keeping you from getting the deep, restful sleep you need, or waking up your spouse at all hours (if

12 Tips to Keep Your Snoring at Bay

About half of all adults snore occasionally, and about a quarter snore regularly. While it’s sort of a funny topic, and often joked about in sitcoms, snoring can cause real issues in the bedroom. Whether it’s keeping you from getting the deep, restful sleep you need, or waking up your spouse at all hours (if

The Benefits of Rucking

I hate cardio. Like some men who feel similarly, my hatred for cardio goes back to my sports playing days where running and sprinting were used by coaches as a form of tough love, i.e., punishment. Mess up a play? Go run a lap. No, make that three. Didn’t go hard enough during practice? 50