The Human body is Amazing

14 Days ago, on Friday January 29th,I had an inguinal hernia repair surgery. While I'm not back on the mat.  I've started doing basic warm-ups.  This is amazing considering how out of it I was.  I'm still a little sore though but I'm finding the movements that assists in my healing. There is no such thing as a routine surgery.  The threat of death and dismemberment is real now.  Being through surgery reminds me of my fragility and increases my respect for doctors and nurses. Dude, you are ...

Back to Prepping

I started prepping 3 years ago.  It was a full effort. Afro Prepper Pasadena was born. Youtube channel and everything. I went through a bell curve with it.  Prepping boils down to a few things. Getting your shit together. Preparing for Short Term social disruptions. Preparing for Long Term social disruptions. Simple sentences that say so much.  Getting your shit together is kind of huge.  Make sure stupid things don't create crisis's.  Don't overspend, make sure your basic do...

Steve Maxwell Strength and Conditioning

Steve Maxwell
I think Steve Maxwell should be a household name.  My first exposure to Steve Maxwell was on the Joe Rogan Podcast. He blew my mind, with simple concepts.  The idea that you can heal your own body through daily movement and conditioning was revolutionary to me.  I grew up thinking if something hurt you went to the doctor. Before I go on.  Here is a little background. He was Royce Gracie's Strength and Conditioning coach for UFC 1. Opened the first Jiu-Jitsu Academy on the East Coast....

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Podcasts

Being off the mat with an injury is the pits.  Its crazy how much time jiu-jitsu took up in my life.  Now there are hours of free time.  I still do some PT (Physical Training) that i can do but, its not nearly as intense as a Jiu-Jitsu workout. There seem to be a lot of high quality Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu podcasts coming out right now.  Check out a few of my favorites. BJJBrick Podcast Is a consistent podcast with an established and well organized format.  Hosted by Gary and Brian who do week...

Between the World and Me

First and foremost Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates is an important read. I do have a few criticisms but I'll come to those later. Between the World and Me hit a very personal vein for me.   Ta-Nehisi Coates and are are about 1/2 of a degree of separation from each other.  I feel as if we have probably met somewhere before. While we both are about the same age even grew up within 30 miles of each other and both went to historically black schools our upbringings and experienc...