Wednesday Afternoon Gym Class Update: Monday Edition

by Frost on July 25, 2011

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J.W. Black July 27, 2011 at 12:24 am

Frost,
Great choice on Muay Thai. I’ve trained in Tae Kwon Do (I don’t recommend Tae Kwon Do to anyone BTW), Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai. Of the three, Muay Thai is my favorite. Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu gives you some great competency on the ground and really works the core area, but it isn’t quite as exciting for me as throwing ‘bows, knees and jabs. If your school offers a Jiu-Jitsu curriculum, you should check it out once you have some Muay Thai competency. Training the two together is awesome, really rounds you out, you’ll be comfortable in any situation that presents itself.

Keoni Galt July 25, 2011 at 9:07 pm

The thing that’s lame about Paleo is that it’s a cult.

Depends on who you’re talking about. The most popluar advocate, Mark Sisson has two principles he constantly talks about when it comes to paleo: the 80/20 principle (if you eat good 80% of the time, it should be enough to offset 20% when you’re not), and “don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.”

I’m fairly similar in practice Frost…for instance, I ate a piece of cake at my baby’s first birthday party. And I enjoyed it too, it’s even more delicious when you rarely indulge.

Frost July 26, 2011 at 10:39 am

Happy birthday to paleo baby!

Indulgences (in whatever form) are much better when they aren’t a daily routine, definitely. Although I find since I’ve been avoiding sugar, everything that most people consider semi-sweet tastes very pleasantly sugary to me, and the treats that most consider pleasantly sugary, are disgusting.

As an example, I bought an iced coffee this weekend at a chain coffee shop. My usual coffee place is a hippie-dippie organic shop, so their iced coffee is literally just iced coffee. The chain pumped about 100mL of vanilla sugar water into it, and was disgusting.

Mike July 25, 2011 at 7:51 pm

The thing that’s lame about Paleo is that it’s a cult. People act like you sin if you deviate from the dogma. That’s why I avoid those Paleo message boards. I would NOT want to hang out with Paleo people. I have…They are lame, no fun, and remind me of fundamentalist Christians.

I just got back from ballin’ in San Diego. I drank enough to throw up, ate nachos and milk shakes on the beach, danced, and hooked up with women. It was great, though on Sunday my body was a bit of a mess – bloating, a bit heavier than usual, and my skin was dry. Big deal.

I’ll be especially “clean” for the next couples of days. By Thursday, the bloat will be gone, and I’ll look lean again. It’s going out big all the time that catches up with people…

Frost July 26, 2011 at 10:34 am

I know the people you’re talking about.

Everyone needs a purpose in life. Some find it in their jobs, families, hobbies, or relationships, but those who don’t must eventually latch onto something.

Another problem I have with the paleo community is the occasional fetishization of paleo qua paleo. My goal is always to be as healthy as possible, for a given amount of sacrifice. Paleo is the most logical a priori diet to optimize human health, but I’m also willing to go beyond it via supplementation, modern-but-healthy foods. Some paleo advocates try to replicate a prehistorical diet as an end in itself.

That said, I think most of the paleo community – and definitely the slice of it that I choose to expose myself to – is similar in attitude to Keoni, Mark Sisson and myself.

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