Dave Asprey- A 21st Century Snake Oil Salesman

Dave Asprey, founder of Bulletproof coffee and the enigmatic biohacker who lost 45 kilograms without restricting calories or exercising, “learned about the power or butter at 18,000 feet elevation near Mt. Kailash in Tibet”, when he “staggered into a guest house from the -10 degree weather and was literally rejuvenated by a creamy cup of yak butter tea.”

In other news, Dave Asprey confirmed for being Bruce Wayne.

Asprey has a group of specially trained Oompa Loompa’s who pick the ripest, freshest coffee beans before the suns rays cause them to wither and die. He then uses his Bulletproof Process™ to eliminate any harmful moulds, bacteria and toxins from the beans to ensure you can enjoy the fruity aroma of apple, cherries and vanilla without the jittery, cranky feeling coffee normally causes.

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How To Experience Happiness and Smash PBs

“Just please, take it easy tonight,” Sara implored over the phone as she sat poolside, basking in the warm Melbourne sun.
“Yep, don’t worry. Of course I will.”

Normally I listen to my wife with attentive ears and a furrowed brow, as if every syllable was a precious commodity that would quickly dissipate. It was my job to preserve each word for future generations; to capture the wisdom.

This time though, I was in the middle of flicking off my work shoes, unbuttoning my shirt and slipping into my workout clothes (a bright orange singlet and a pair of blue shorts- no wonder she hates it when I dress myself).

Outside it was 40 degrees celsius, or 104 degrees fahrenheit, and the wilting plants begged for water as sweat started to bead on my brow the moment I stepped outside.

Twenty minutes later, I stood in front of a loaded barbell.

On it, was 240 kilograms (530 pounds). My previous personal best was 230 kilograms.

Clearly I wasn’t paying attention to my wife when she told me to take it easy.

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Still Think The Contestants Are The Biggest Loser?

It hasn’t been long since it’s graced our screens but The Biggest Loser is back.

That’s right; the show that brought fat-shaming into the public domain, then went a step further in fat-shaming children, has now decided to honour Ararat with the title of ‘the fattest town in Australia’.

Good luck living down that moniker citizens of Ararat.

See, in 2010 Jamie Oliver did something similar as he headed off to Huntington, West Virginia, USA and attempted to bring them back from the precipice of a deep-fried armageddon.

He wept on national television when the residents spurned his broccoli croquets and, just like a teenager when their mother finds the porn stash, complained that nobody understood him!

In the end though, he did manage to, with the help of reluctant-turned-plucky school cook Alice, change the school canteen lunch programs, open up a kitchen where residents were are able to learn how to cook, for free, using fresh and seasonal produce, and institute a ‘pay it forward’ attitude towards learning how to cook.

Hell, he booked out a football stadium and taught people how to cook prosciutto wrapped chicken cutlets.

How awesome is that?!

And then we have The Biggest Loser…

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5 Ways To Improve Crossfit- A Reaction To My Last Article

5 Ways To Improve Crossfit- A Reaction To My Last Article

Over the past few weeks, Crossfit has been thrust back into the social spotlight with some, including myself, calling it out as an irresponsible exercise methodology, and others using it as a call to arms, rallying around their beloved regime.

Since Greg Glassman first conceptualised Crossfit in 2000, bringing Olympic lifting, gymnastic moves and mobility work to the masses in a high paced, frenetic fashion, it has been plagued with controversy.

In 2001, Glassman claimed that periodisation, a method used effectively by thousands of people for decades before, was a hoax.

Two years later, in 2003, Glassman infamously stated that Crossfit would allow an individual to go from deadlifting 200 pounds to between 500-700 pounds in two years, despite only pulling for maxes 3 times a year.

Despite all this though, Crossfit has boomed and now has over 7000 affiliates, mostly within the United States, and thousands of loyal followers that will immediately rally to the cause when their workouts are called into poor repute.

But there are still a myriad of problems with the core system, and the growing understanding of these flaws may explain why so many affiliate gyms are moving away from the core programming outlined by the Crossfit.com site.

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10 Things The Instagram Athlete Has To Stop Doing

We’ve all seen them.

Their abs, booties and cleavage make us squirm in our skin when our Grandma asks us what Instagram is, and then pleads with us to see ours, yet we still ‘follow’ and ‘like’ them because they provide us with insightful tips on how to get sexy, and motivate us to get off our arses so we can get hot like them.

And yet, it’s hard to take them as anything but eye-candy when you read some of the backwards drivel that comes out of their mouths.

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Is this the dumbest person on YouTube- Freelee the Banana Girl

There are two types of people in the fitness industry.

Type one have dollar signs in their eyes, often at the expense of their clients wallets. These are the ones that do not have the publics best intentions at heart, instead opting for shaky science and flimsy logic to put a quick buck in their own pockets.

Tracy Anderson is one such example.

She continues to make ludicrous claims to the media that are single handedly setting the fitness industry back decades, choosing to ignore every advancement in exercise science and nutrition, in the pursuit of charging $900 a session.

Then we have the Type Two trainers. These one are the ones that lost a great deal of weight by cutting out sugar, eating 6 small meals a day, taking Shredz or going vegan/vegetarian. Whilst misguided, and possibly dangerous, still setting the fitness industry back years, they have their clients best interests at heart, yet still choose to believe things on bad or nonexistent evidence in an effort to be ahead of the fitness game.

Nobody wants to hear that they can lose weight eating 3 meals a day- that’s boring.

Freelee, the Banana Girl, has just over 25,000 likes on Facebook, 69,500 followers on Instagram and 3,288 Twitter followers.

And yet, she is doing irreparable damage to the industry by providing misinformation and inane claims that are not backed, in any way, by science.

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Tracy Anderson’s New Infomercial

You’ve read those Men’s magazines, tried the workouts and experimented with the recipes but at the end of the day, the pot of meat and veg bubbling over on the stove and your muscles sore, you’ve decided that it just isn’t for you.

There’s nothing worse than growing big, bulky, unsightly muscles that force you to tailor every single piece of clothing that you buy.

And the eating! Nobody can be bothered eating that much- chicken and broccoli diets are just so 20th century.

But don’t think I’ve forgotten about you women. We all know that exercising will make you big and bulky; there are even stories of women growing Adams apples as they APPROACH the Squat rack.

You, however, want to be so slim that when you turn sideways, you disappear, along with your womanly curves, so that you can fit into your thirteen-year-old daughter’s clothes!

If any of this sounds like you, and I bet you it does, then do I have the workout for you!

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