Always Moving

I’ve had kind of an up-and-down week. I’ve had great days and great workouts, but I’ve also been feeling a little down…always on days I’m not lifting.

Now, this tells me something. It tells me that lifting improves my mood. This isn’t surprising in the least. It’s probably pretty normal. If I lift, I feel like I’ve accomplished something and perhaps triggered some endorphins to release. Who knows.

But here’s the problem with that fact.

Starting Strength calls for a three day per week lifting schedule if you do it by the book. While I’m generally a fan of the program, there are problems that I’ve recognized even beyond my previous review. At this point, I’ve been doing it for three months, and I’m seeing some lifts lag behind a bit while others do incredibly well.

Further, the lack of anything in between is problematic for me considering what I’m seeing regarding my mood.

So, with that in mind, I’ve decided I may need to reevaluate a few things. Continue reading “Always Moving”

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Men and Mental Health

Men don’t like to talk about their problems.  While some feminists will see this as a sign of so-called “toxic masculinity,” there are reasons why men are this way, and trying to chalk this up to the mythical Patriarchy is nothing but a waste of time when there are more important aspects of this issue to be discussed.

I’ve maintained that men are stoic, that they don’t sit around and tell everyone their problems and talk about their feelings.

Needless to say, I stand by that.

However, it has never been my contention that men shouldn’t ever talk about any of that. Continue reading “Men and Mental Health”