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Taking a bite out of Mark's Daily Apple

November 08, 2013

How To Manufacture The Best Night of Sleep In Your Life.  Epic post on sleep from Mark’s Daily Apple (MDA).

MDA is an excellent resource for all things paleo/primal.  He packs a ton of useful information into all his posts.  I used to read it more, stuff but something about his writing style irks me.  I guess I feel like he’s standing on some paleo/caveman pedestal, purchase talking down at me.  Like he’s never carried his phone to bed.

SOME WHAT LITERARY NON-FITNESS RELATED RANT AHEAD

Now, I’m not a genius, but I’m not an idiot either.  In his section on reading before bed, Mark recommends heavy, dense reading, not light reading before bed.  As an example, he doesn’t believe you should read something light, like John Le Carre before bed.  WTF!?!?!?  Le Carre is “easily digestible?”  Check out Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy or The Constant Gardener and tell me that’s light reading.  For those who don’t know, Le Carre is international intrigue, spy versus spy stuff, intellectual James Bond stuff.  I’ve read a bunch of Le Carre in my life, and I ALWAYS have to re-read stuff because it’s so layered and dense.  Maybe his sentences are short, but his novels are so layered and complex, I would never describe them as “easily digestible.”  That is a self serving comment if I’ve ever read one.

I think if Le Carre read this he’d find out where Mark lives and punch him in his paleo face.  I wonder what Mark would say about my Batman comic book?

 

These are two of my favorite ladies! Zelda and Fearlene come 2-3 times a week…starting this program at over the age of 65.  They always have a smile on their face and work hard.

These are two of my favorite ladies! Zelda and Fearlene come 2-3 times a week…starting this program at over the age of 65. They always have a smile on their face and work hard.

Workout of the Day

Strength/Skill

Snatch/Overhead Squat

Spend 10 minutes warming up Snatch.

Either receive in the Overhead Squat or perform a Power Snatch then, perform an overhead squat.  Emphasis here is on the overhead squat, keep the weight light and force good OHS.

AMRAP 20

Parking Lot Run

5 Overhead Squats 135/95

Parking Lot Run

5 Muscleups

Sub Burpee Pullups for MU

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