Stop borrowing confidence!

Stop BORROWING Confidence!

In the past, confidence was not my strong suit. Somewhere along the line I lost my mojo. But everyone wants their mojo, so we look for ways to at least feel that we’ve retrieved it. That’s what I did. In my late twenties I read a book you may have heard of called The Art of the Deal, written by… Read the rest

Life Is About LIFE

I ate a whole carton of cookies and cream ice cream this afternoon. Yup—1.5 quarts worth, or put another way, nine servings of eight grams of saturated fat each for a total of 72 grams of saturated fat! Whoah! And I’m a natural health and fitness consultant? Hey—flog me, okay?! What is the point, you may ask? I had a… Read the rest

Stillness for Health

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“…I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts…”—Hebrews 8:10 KJV No moving parts. This is a theme that has run through me for a long time. I’ve always intuitively known that—though physical movement is crucial for human existence—internal movement wears us down mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. So our aim should be to “move or… Read the rest

Why I’m Obsessed with Larry Bird Videos

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When I have a little free time, I like to scan YouTube, as so many people do. And lately, I’ve been pulling up and binge-watching Larry Bird videos. What’s that all about? For those of you who don’t know, Larry Bird was one of the greatest basketball players in NBA history. He was also known as the bitter rival of… Read the rest

The Best Workout is… WORK!

In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.—Genesis 3:19 KJV I have been too busy to write for some time, but I’m glad to get back to it. One of the things I’ve had to… Read the rest

Don’t Rely on STUDIES… Rely on THIS

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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