Patrick

My name is Patrick Rooney. I'm the Founder of Old School™, a site dedicated to keeping the old school spirit alive and well in a new generation. I blog and podcast about health and fitness, success, and freedom. Find us at https://OldSchoolUs.com. I'm the author of GREEK PHYSIQUE™: The Simple, Satisfying Way to Sculpt Your Body, Even if You're Old, Weak, or Broken Down. I'm also the creator of GreekYoga™ for Beginners.

Don’t Rely on STUDIES… Rely on THIS

In today’s video, I discuss the dangers of relying on studies, and instead, what CAN be relied on… Patrick Rooney is the Founder of OldSchoolUs.com. Its focus is natural health and independent living. Patrick is the author of GREEK PHYSIQUE: The Simple, Satisfying Way to Sculpt Your Body—Even if You’re Old, Weak, or Broken Down; and is also the creator… Read the rest

Powerbuilding: 6 Benefits for Older Men (VIDEO)

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Powerbuilding? What in the heck is that? I explain that in today’s VIDEO, as well as six amazing benefits: #1: Weight Bearing #2: Central Nervous System (CNS) work #3: Simplicity #4: Fast #5: Strength #6: Muscle Be sure to watch the video for the explanation. Powerbuilding is one of the most… ahem… powerful exercises anyone can do, particularly for older… Read the rest

Hanging for Shoulder Pain and Low Back Decompression (VIDEO)

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Okay, today I suppose I’m trying to outdo myself for “old schoolishness”! This is a protocol I’ve been using to help restore function to my injured shoulder, as well as to help decompress my spine. WATCH VIDEO. I tweaked the shoulder a year ago doing bench dips. I overextended the movement, which isn’t that hard to do, it’s one reason… Read the rest

Is Animal Fat Killing You?

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As I get older, I’m finding out there’s less and less room for error in how I eat… and my tolerance for animal fat has shrunk. I’ve discussed meat eating and veganism HERE and HERE, and even Kosher Bodybuilding, which holds much promise for eating meat successfully (without blood and with lower fat). I’ve eaten red meat my whole life,… Read the rest

GREEK PHYSIQUE™ eBook—UPDATED and Available NOW!

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I’ve updated and published my eBook, Greek Physique: The Simple, Satisfying Way to Sculpt Your Body—Even if You’re Old, Weak, or Broken Down.  And it’s available NOW! I’ll be 60 this year (God willing), and still training successfully. I’ve learned at few things over the years, and I’m passing much of it on in a book I’m selling for the… Read the rest

Does Veganism Work or is it a Fraud?

Does veganism work? I mean—work for the masses of people, not just some individuals? I say it does not. Just look at how many skinny and weak vegans we see amongst us. I actually believe that it CAN work, and it does appear to work for those who put in the effort to do it right. I mentioned in my… Read the rest

The 1 Key To Make a Vegan Diet Work

I’ve been having some trouble digesting saturated fats lately, so I decided to give my body a break and just eat vegan for a little while. The problem is, I’ve always failed at this after three to four days. I just go off the rails and wolf down animal food like it’s going out of style. Is that the way… Read the rest
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How to Train Safe After An Injury (6 Keys—VIDEO Bonus!)

“[A] Man’s got to know his limitations”—Clint Eastwood, Magnum Force Don’t you get tired of hearing the mantra, “There’s no limit to what you can do!” (or variations of this)? The fitness industry is downright saturated with this kind of talk. Believe me, I’m an optimistic guy. I believe in miracles. And I know that human beings have an incredible… Read the rest

Thomas Edison’s Secret

How much failure are you willing to take? That is the question you are very likely to be faced with as you move forward with whatever it is you want to do, be it a new diet and fitness program, idea, business, or what have you. Because failure is likely to be a close companion—especially in the early stages of… Read the rest

Make Your Own News!

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Today is another one of those days that was supposed to bring “big news.” I’ve seen a lot of those days. More often than not, the “big news” ends up being one more version of a “nothingburger.” And let’s just say that today’s news actually leads to some “big” news. Okay. Sometimes news can be big, and sometimes it can… Read the rest