Category Archives: Random Reading

Random Reading: July 24, 2017

*Image from NY Times

Deshun Wang, pictured above is an 80 year old gym going runway model who reminds me of the Chinese version of Mark Sisson.  He’s lead a pretty incredible life that took him from being an actor to a pantomime artist to learning how to weight train at the age of 50.  And just last year, he added ‘runway model’ to his resume.  I definitely hope I can have that same level of vigor and vitality when I get to his age.… Read More

Random Reading: January 12, 2017


Slick highlight video a friend sent me showing some of the more dynamic sequences in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  I really like the videographer’s use of selective slow motion to accentuate certain techniques, reminding me of the stuff Zach Snyder used in 300.

Smart Shoes – VivoBarefoot is teaming up with Sensoria to develop running shoe technology that can measure speed, stride rate, foot-landing technique, and GPS.  Since I’m not much of a runner this probably isn’t something I’ll pursue, but I know many of you are!  I actually really like VivoBarefoot for their zero drop shoes, here is the actual dress shoe I wear to work!… Read More

Random Reading: December 15, 2016

“…It’s the struggle.  It’s the daily test.  THAT’S what life’s about…”

A little over a year ago Jocko Willink, Navy Seal Commander and BJJ Blackbelt, started his podcast, and it immediately resonated with me in a way no other podcast has.  He’s released a podcast every week since and each episode is anywhere from an hour and a half to two hours… and I listen to and love every single second.  In fact, since his podcast has come onto the scene it’s pushed every other podcast in my queue to the bottom of the list.… Read More

The BJJ Caveman’s Random Reading: November 24, 2016


  1. The Caveman Doctor, Colin Champ MD shares is tips for an “Anti-Cancer Thanksgiving,” which includes organic pasture raised turkeys and using grass fed ground beef instead of grain based stuffing, among other things.
  2. In a previous post he wrote about his personal ketogenic diet protocol including the supplements he uses and his preferred workouts.
  3. As you can tell, I’m a fan of his.  He wrote a book titled, Misguided Medicine, if you’re interested in reading more from him.  Here’s a review I wrote on it.
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The BJJ Caveman’s Random Reading: February 13, 2015

Random Reading February 13 2015

The Bahai’i Gardens in Haifa, Israel, view from atop the 19 terraces towards the ocean.  This is the headquarters of one of the Bahai’i faith.

  1. Supplements being sold in places like GNC, Target, Walmart, and Walgreens have come under fire for not containing what’s on their label.  DNA tests revealed that only 21% of the supplements examined contained the plants and herbs listed on the label.
  2. Stuff like this really makes product testing services like Labdoor all the more important.  I plan on paying the $150 subscription fee to support them and to learn more about how they rated all the things they review.
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The BJJ Caveman’s Random Reading: December 14, 2014

Random Readings December 14, 2014

One of the beautifully ornate gates at the Wurzburg Residence in Southern Germany at the start of our drive along the Romantic Road.  It’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site!

  1. When the BJJ Cavewife and I visited Antarctica and kayaked in the open ocean between towering icebergs we felt like we were pretty extreme.  We never imagined there were people crazy enough to do something like this!
  2. Sometimes Journals and the scientific articles they publish are complete jokes… but this one takes the cake.
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