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.

The Case for Training (Almost) Daily

If it’s important, do it every day. If it’s not important, don’t do it at all.—Dan Gable, legendary wrestler and coach  How often should a man or woman train? That question is asked on every training site, nearly every day. Is there an answer? Does it depend? Yes, it does depend. And good arguments could be made for many different… Read the rest

No One Else Can Understand Your Dream

I have a friend who’s a really smart guy. But he doesn’t understand my dream. Not completely. My “dream” is just what you see here: a blog. That’s right–“just” a blog. I’ve done various forms of writing for many years. I took an interest in short stories while in school. Grade school? High school? I don’t remember. I used to… Read the rest

“America Was Never That Great”–Tell That To My Dad

I’ve often said that my parents were “New Deal” Democrats. Products of the Great Depression, they believed–rightly or wrongly–that Franklin D. Roosevelt “got us out of the Depression.” They voted Democrat all their lives. There was a time that a reasonable case could be made that the Democrat Party was “the Party of the little guy.” The purpose of this… Read the rest