I got asked this question recently and answered it with a video. Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8vOdwzC5dM There are two main things you can do: Eat like a horse Work out like a horse There are more things involved, such as getting enough sleep and focusing on big, whole body exercises such as the deadlift, the … Continue reading How can a skinny guy put on muscle?
This is video from a sledding outing with our friends, near Medias, Romania. Remember sledding? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lluQ6ZS9R3M I ask the question because most people look at me funny when I talk to them about hauling an old-fashioned sled up a hill, then sliding down said hill at great speeds, only to repeat the process until completely … Continue reading Sledding is fun!
Vasile Stoica is the first Romanian to have traveled around the world on a wheelchair. Born paralyzed from the waist down, he spent the first thirteen years of his life mostly in hospitals, enduring numerous operations which were supposed to enable him to walk, too poor for a wheelchair, forced to drag himself along the … Continue reading Vasile Stoica: around the world by wheelchair
Today was the first time I saw and heard the Ferrari FXX. While I'm not wild about its looks, the sound of its engine is amazing. It floored me. It's pure adrenaline. I've heard the sound of plenty of sports cars in my time, but I don't know, there's something that sets the FXX apart … Continue reading The Ferrari FXX
It's easy to decry TV, movies and sports as nothing more than a time suck, as a constant push toward looser morals and a consumer culture, but they also provide a benefit that's not often discussed -- that of giving people something acceptable to do with their time. Among other things, they redirect energy that … Continue reading Gotta give them something to do
Meet Jim Morris, a 72-year old California man, who has been working out every day for most of his life and has won many bodybuilding competitions. He does it because he loves it. There's a video of him working out on YouTube, originally broadcast one one of the local TV stations where he lives. The … Continue reading This is how you can look at 72
I wrote about the fun day I spent at the William H. Fitzgerald Tennis Center here in DC yesterday, watching the Legg Mason Tennis Classic courtesy of Olympus, and promised I'd publish photos taken at the matches with the new E-510. After I deleted the blatantly bad ones, I was left with 607 photos. I … Continue reading Photos from the Legg Mason Tennis Classic
I'm not really into motorsports, but I understand there's a big Formula One race going on in Europe this weekend. I admire the capabilities of the F1 cars, and I thought I'd post a few racing-related videos. Enjoy! The best video is up first. Ari Vatanen climbs Pike's Peak in a Peugeot 405 T16. This … Continue reading Sports videos
I played rugby in college for about two seasons. It was enough play time for me to break my nose and tear my right ACL, necessitating surgery... Would I play it again? Absolutely not. Rugby is a dangerous sport, and I think only certain people can play it -- the ones built for it. I'm … Continue reading Interesting sports
I recently found out about two videos, both found on YouTube. The first, called I Can Only Imagine - Mercy Me, is a wonderfully inspirational video showing the amazing willpower of two people, a father-son team, who compete in triathlons. The catch is that the son is completely disabled, and the father carries him all … Continue reading Two wonderful short movies