Freelance writer, passionate lifter

Macros and Calories: So, How Much Protein Do You Need?

So, most of us have had a basic biology class on how body composition and nutrition works. Basically, we need to eat a certain amount of food on a daily basis in order for our body to have enough fuel to get us through the day. Cells typically convert carbohydrates into energy — and if you’ve run out of carbohydrates and need to burn more, […]

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The Case for Varying Reps

So, today marks the day that I get started with my new training program and everything. To mark that occasion, I’d like to talk about a key concept I’ll be using to try and build strength, not get bored, and continue keeping my endurance up! But before we begin with that, it’s important to talk about what my goals are, and the inspiration for this […]

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How To Survive When You’re Vegan And A Horrible Cook

(Originally published here on FullGob.com) Let’s face it — some of us are born and grow up without the invaluable piece of knowledge that is cooking. And even when we’re taught to sear a steak and boil and egg, that doesn’t really apply to vegan cooking. Next thing you know, we’re on our bum, fresh-faced and hungry, but unable to boil a pot of spaghetti without […]

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Bitcoin: A far cry from glass and metal.

In 2008, a curious term first surfaced on the pages of a paper published by one Satoshi Nakamoto. Nakamoto, of whom it is yet unknown whether he or she is a person or a group, introduced this curious term: the concept of the Bitcoin. Now, for those unfamiliar with the Bitcoin despite its massive surge in popularity these past few years, the concept is, well. […]

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I O U Part 3: Banknotes and Virtualization

So we’ve established that, throughout the greater period of man’s history, metals and other precious goods were used to represent value, creating the concept of money and eventually the mass-production of minted coinage. Electrum, silver, copper and gold were all formed by weight, struck with the official mint, tested by touchstone and used in trade. Men and women walked with purses filled with coin, and […]

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I O U Part 2: Fiat Currencies

When you talk of money, there are essentially two kinds, barring the use of actual precious metals for trade: representative money, and fiat money. By definition, representative money is asset-backed, and functions on the basis of carrying not a value of its own, but a value equal to the amount of precious metals it can buy. As long as you can go to a bank […]

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I O U Part 1: A History in Coinage

Money, money, money! Money is the thing that controls veritably everything in human civilization. It became a necessity over time due to the gradual evolution of trade – the most basic of all functions within a society. “I have something you want, and you have something I want – so let’s agree upon a certain value for both, and see how much I need of […]

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Fruity Controversy

Oftentimes when walking through a market scene in South East Asia, you’ll come across a near-unbearable odor, ranging from rotten onions to pig shit – yet what you truly smell is neither. An odor ever changing, it is the trademark of the perhaps most infamous and controversial fruit of all time: the durian. I myself am a self-proclaimed durian lover. Where before, the very thought […]

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See, Nero wasn’t THAT bad!

The great Roman Empire has had many an emperor to seat its throne and rule with the senate, and given the treachery and fabrications Rome is steeped in, historical recollections of these emperors have often painted images of debauchery and total depravity – few, however, as horrific and villainous in memory and history as the accounts of Nero. Nero has earned themselves the position through […]

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Sitting isn’t good for your health.

Globally, on average, we spend about 7.7 hours sitting. Each and every day. Considering we spend a decent bit of our 24 hours sleeping and eating, 7.7 makes up a very large portion of our day. When you consider that a large number of the Western populace not only has a deskjob, but also sits while eating, playing games, watching TV and being mostly generally […]

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