I Don't Do Sit-Ups

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I tried to do crunches and sit-ups when I was working out with my buddy Titus a few months back. It was the first time since high school. It didn't go well. Overcome by a tremendous resistance, I always performed them reluctantly and only when he was able to convince me with tremendous encouragement and a little shame. And I always half-assed it, while he freaking tore it up. I won't swear off crunches and sit-ups forever, but it will take significant self-discipline to get into the regular practice. I'd rather strengthen my core with proper form in the weight room...
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Time to Eat?

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I reckon my first responsibility with venturing into writing articles about health, vitality, fitness and wellness is to first divulge that I am not a doctor, nutritionist nor personal trainer. What I share with you in this and subsequent articles is what I, through experimentation, have found works best for me. And I share it because these discoveries made about my own health and fitness could prove of value to you, knowing that everyone is an individual and my recommendations may, if adopted, be modified to suit one's personal needs and goals. We are all so individual. A willingness to experiment is...
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Here's to You, Dad

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At forty-two years of age—deeply dissatisfied with the rat race, the three hour commute, the performance of duties and responsibilities that didn't honor fully his passion—my father packed up his family, purchased a business, and moved us to a small rural community in the midwest, thus embracing his dream of being the publisher and editor of his own weekly newspaper. At the time I hadn't the capacity to understand the courage it took for him to make such a drastic change, nor the trust and faith my mother had in him to take the plunge by his side.  My father always taught his boys through...
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Fitness, Wellness and Vitality Tips

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We've got a lot of work ahead of us in the coming weeks here at PHILANDRY. Along with the development of new men's personal care and grooming products, I am writing about fitness, wellness and vitality, offering tips that I have found effective for myself, clients and friends. Articles and videos will be posted on the blog at my website and sent out in my newsletters. Topics will include: • Herbs for athletic performance and general vitality. • My daily smoothie recipe. • Eating only between noon and 8pm and why I do this. • The general diet I follow...
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Latest Grooming, Style & Personal Care Tip

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I always want to keep you up to speed with my latest discoveries and recommendations for grooming and personal care. Today's tip for you: my hair stylist and friend Michael Strauser, owner of Pure-Mettle. Follow him on Instagram for images to inspire your next do. If you are in Tucson (or anywhere remotely close) pay him a visit. Trust me. I see him every three weeks. This man is profoundly talented, always keeps me looking red carpet worthy, and is one super kind gentleman. I am a client for life! The contemporary high and tight (or tall Walker, as I like to call...
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