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Forum: Living Strength 03-03-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,425
Posted By Pizzaman
Matthew 5:27-28 (NASB) 27 "You have heard...

Matthew 5:27-28 (NASB)
27 "You have heard that it was said, 'YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY';
28 but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed...
Forum: Living Strength 10-05-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,990
Posted By Pizzaman
Before folks get too excited about this, be...

Before folks get too excited about this, be advised that The Pummelo is a satire site, much like The Onion. The story is a spoof.
Forum: Living Strength 04-07-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,848
Posted By Pizzaman
Catholics don't have a monopoly on exorcisms....

Catholics don't have a monopoly on exorcisms. Plenty of Protestant churches have deliverance ministries, including the evangelical Presbyterian church I attend. But for some reason the media tends to...
Forum: Living Strength 11-24-2011, 11:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,488
Posted By Pizzaman
Hi, Paul, I never tried any dietary things to...

Hi, Paul, I never tried any dietary things to address the colitis, other than drinking aloe vera juice at the suggestion of my chiropractor. That did not seem to help, and the stuff tasted gross! ...
Forum: Living Strength 11-22-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,488
Posted By Pizzaman
Hi, Paul, Sorry to hear about your wife. I...

Hi, Paul,

Sorry to hear about your wife. I was diagnosed with UC about 12 years ago, and I know it is no fun.

What worked best for me to get things under control was cortisone enemas. Sounds...
Forum: Living Strength 11-22-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 66,058
Posted By Pizzaman
Here is a video of a one-arm handstand pushup: ...

Here is a video of a one-arm handstand pushup: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MA5XskutHrA

He kicks with his legs, but still, this is pretty impressive!
Forum: Living Strength 03-10-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,493
Posted By Pizzaman
I had a similar problem several years ago, and...

I had a similar problem several years ago, and when I went to my doctor about it he told me that the numbness was not due to cutting off blood flow (which is what I -- like you -- thought it was),...
Forum: Living Strength 02-26-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,330
Posted By Pizzaman
I have not done handstand pushups for several...

I have not done handstand pushups for several years, but one trick I used to measure progress was to put a stack of books (or something similar) on the floor beneath my head, and use that as an...
Forum: Living Strength 01-12-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,328
Posted By Pizzaman
Like many of the others who posted, I have had...

Like many of the others who posted, I have had similar problems. What I have found works really well for me is applying traction to decompress and realign my spine. I find that often just hanging...
Forum: Living Strength 08-22-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,473
Posted By Pizzaman
I agree with John that one of the likely outcomes...

I agree with John that one of the likely outcomes of the minimalist running boom will be that people will get injured as they increase their mileage and then either give up running completely or go...
Forum: Living Strength 08-14-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,175
Posted By Pizzaman
The main advantage of barefoot or minimalist...

The main advantage of barefoot or minimalist running does not actually come from being barefoot or wearing minimal shoes. It is the result of the change in running technique that is required in...
Forum: Living Strength 08-13-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,175
Posted By Pizzaman
Regarding sizing of VFFs, different models can...

Regarding sizing of VFFs, different models can run slightly differently. There is a great web site devoted to VFFs that has sizing charts for each model. Check out birthdayshoes dot com for more...
Forum: Living Strength 05-05-2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,002
Posted By Pizzaman
It can be a challenge to integrate high mileage...

It can be a challenge to integrate high mileage training with strength exercises. What I like to do is combine the two in a single workout. I have a park near work that has a parcourse, so 2 or 3...
Forum: Living Strength 03-08-2010, 11:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,268
Posted By Pizzaman
People who are interested in VFF should check out...

People who are interested in VFF should check out the birthdayshoes.com website. It has all the latest news on the various VFF models, as well as info on other minimalist shoes. They even have a...
Forum: Living Strength 01-23-2010, 11:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,563
Posted By Pizzaman
John, There is a pretty big difference...

John,

There is a pretty big difference between the Kayanos and the VFFs, so I would echo Dominick's caution that you really need to work your way into them.

It also depends a lot on your...
Forum: Living Strength 01-20-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,563
Posted By Pizzaman
I've been running a couple of times a week in...

I've been running a couple of times a week in VFFs for several years. I have the Sprint model. The farthest I have done in them is 10 miles, but there are people who do marathons in them. I...
Forum: Living Strength 01-09-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,525
Posted By Pizzaman
I just watched Food, Inc last night, and found it...

I just watched Food, Inc last night, and found it to be very disturbing. I highly recommend watching this movie if you have not seen it yet. It's not just about how unhealthy some food is, it is...
Forum: Living Strength 10-21-2009, 10:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,442
Posted By Pizzaman
born to run

Chris McDougal's recent book, Born to Run, promotes the idea that the human body was specifically designed for long distance running. The book tells the story of the Tarahumara tribe in Mexico, who...
Forum: Living Strength 06-30-2009, 10:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,057
Posted By Pizzaman
I have used the Maffetone training method a few...

I have used the Maffetone training method a few times in recent years. Its main purpose is to improve race times by creating a good aerobic base. As was mentioned, Maffetone training is just part...
Forum: Living Strength 01-10-2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,687
Posted By Pizzaman
Contrary to popular wisdom, modern day running...

Contrary to popular wisdom, modern day running shoes actually result in more injuries, not fewer. Barefoot running is the ideal, although most people prefer to have some protection from rocks,...
Forum: Living Strength 10-31-2008, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,381
Posted By Pizzaman
In addition to the aforementioned stretching, I...

In addition to the aforementioned stretching, I have found that using Yogatoes has helped me recover from PF.
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