Limbic Friction: When Your Mind Plays Tug-of-War (And How to Win)

illustration of a brain with various inputs and requests representing limbic friction

The limbic system essentially plays a vital role in our emotional responses, motivations, and the choices we make daily. It’s like the internal DJ of our brain, mixing tracks of fear, joy, desire, and caution. So why are we getting all touchy-feely with the term ‘friction’ here? Picture this: You’ve got this epic plan to … Read more

Should You Get A Cold Plunge Tub?

picture of a wooden round luxurious cold plunge tub in a room with a view of a winter landscape

So you’re thinking about getting a cold plunge tub, huh? Listen, I get it. The idea of submerging yourself in frigid water like some kind of polar bear might sound a little nuts to the uninitiated. But believe it or not, humans have been doing this icy dance for centuries. Ancient Spartans did it. So … Read more

Capsaicin Foods: Unleashing the Fitness Power of Spice

red chili packed with capsaicin

What if I told you there’s an unsung hero in your kitchen that could take your fitness journey to the next level? I’m not talking about your go-to protein powder or those chia seeds you forgot you had. I’m talking about capsaicin, the fiery compound that’s about to revolutionize your workouts and your meal prep. … Read more

Zone 2 training

I’ve been practicing Zone 2 training for just about 2 weeks now. 65 minutes on the elliptical every day, and I’ve been doing 6 days per week. Oct 2: 65 minutes. I always keep breathing through my nose. I set the elliptical to level 10, and yesterday I set it to level 11 for the … Read more

The Killer Workout Never Ends

Here’s one thing that I needed to really learn about working out: It’s not something that you do to a certain point where you’ve accomplished a certain goal, and then you stop. The only real killer workout is the one that you forever bake into your life, and you never stop doing it. Just like … Read more