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.

Old School™ Podcast #1 – Training Tips from a Super Fit Man in His 60s

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https://media.blubrry.com/oldschoolpatrick/p/oldschoolus.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Old-School-Podcast-1-Training-Tips-from-a-Super-Fit-Man-in-His-60s.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Patrick Rooney, Founder of Old School™, interviews Brian Misuraca, a super fit man in his 60s, about what he’s learned from his training and life experiences. Every older man who still wants to train (and that should mean every man who CAN) should watch this interview. Go to OldSchoolUs.com for more information, or… Read the rest

Is a “Program” Necessary to Get Fit?

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Note: I first wrote this piece 8/12/17, and included it in my e-book: GREEK PHYSIQUE: The Simple Satisfying Way to Sculpt Your Body–Even If You’re Old, Weak, Or Broken Down. I’m working on an update to the book, and will let you know when it’s out. This article is as relevant now as the day I wrote it. Maybe more… Read the rest

Old School Podcast #2 – Dr. Dharam Singh Deutsch, Qigong Master Healer

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https://media.blubrry.com/oldschoolpatrick/p/oldschoolus.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Old-School-Podcast-2-Qigong-Master-Healer-Dr.-Dharam-Singh-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Patrick Rooney, Founder of Old School™, interviews Dr. Dharam Singh Deutsch, Qigong master healer and the Founder of the Center for Energy Medicine, discussing health, wellness, nutrition, martial arts, spiritual health, and more. OldSchoolUs.com [email protected] 615-840-4626 The Center for Healing Energy Medicine & Joshua Tree Qigong HealingEnergy.org 213-259-4418 SEE VIDEO VERSION of this… Read the rest

We Don’t Need to “Put God First”

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A friend of mine sent me to a video in which Denzel Washington was giving a commencement speech at Dillard University (2017). The key part to the speech was when he told the gathered students, faculty, and parents how important it is that we “Put God first.” It’s a very good speech, and you should see it. I’m not linking… Read the rest

God’s Power is Transmitted Through a Single Finger

Why is a discussion of God’s power on a health and fitness site? That’s a pretty simple answer: Because God is the originator of life, and therefore health. I have been interested in spiritual health my whole life. I remember being quite young and “praying” to God while lying in my bed, by simply closing my eyes and noticing light… Read the rest

Which Fitness Path Should I Choose?

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Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less travelled byAnd that has made all the difference.Robert Frost The Road Not Taken There are many ways to get fit. Many of these ways are not attractive—at least not to me. Long, boring cardio, burpees till you puke… You get the idea. There are new, trendy, fitness routines… Read the rest

What Happened to Jeremy (“Linsanity”) Lin?

I’m a big fan of Christian athletes. I root for them. I want them to succeed. I want to see better role models in the culture. We can sure use them these days. I’ve always rooted for Tim Tebow, and through all of his trials, tribulations, and injuries, I still believe we haven’t heard the last from him. Which brings… Read the rest

What Old School™ Is All About… And Patrick Takes the Plunge!

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I’m Patrick Rooney, and I’m the Founder of Old School™. We help people who have lost their ability to fully enjoy an active life due to nagging injuries and disuse, to regain that ability, through simple, affordable, traditional movement and practices. I’m nearly 60 now, and am in better mental, spiritual, and physical condition than I was in 20 years… Read the rest

What I Learned Passing a Kidney Stone—Old School Style!

Passing a kidney stone is a learning experience? EVERYTHING is a learning experience! This is the third time for me—label me a slow learner. The first one I attribute to using a Vitamin C product in excess many years ago. The second one, frankly, I don’t remember the cause. And now this one. You’d think with the amount of pain… Read the rest

The War On Meat is a War On MEN

Note: I’ve decided to release this piece as a single post. It’s not a short piece by any means, and clocks in at over 3,500 words. So don’t feel like you need to read it in one sitting. Hopefully, it will go down like a nice evening meal, but may take a little wine to digest. 😉 There’s a lot… Read the rest