I had a few minutes to kill today and finally picked up a copy of J.D. Johannes new book, a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1448638240?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=1448638240″span style=”font-style:italic;”Fit for Combat: When Fitness is a Matter of Life or Death./span/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=1448638240″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / For those of you not familiar witha href=”http://outsidethewire.com/” J.D.’s work,/a he is a former Marine, filmmaker and war correspondent covering Iraq and Afghanistan. For the book, he teamed up with professional fitness athlete, Nita Marquez, who is an expert in mental conditioning, fitness and choreography. She certainly a href=”http://www.nitasworld.com/gallery.php”looks the part /a of a professional fitness athlete.br /br /Anyway, the book is obviously about fitness and how to follow a system of training and diet that will put you on the path to being, if not ripped, at least looking good in a bathing suit. But the main point I gained from the book was that if your current system of diet and exercise is not getting you where you want to go, you have to change it, and that change is hard. The book has some good tips for overcoming these mental obstacles as well as detailed information for mapping out a system of diet and exercise that is right for you and that works. It’s a great motivator if you are trying to get back in shape. So, though I doubt I will ever need to be fit for combat (though you never know), I would still like to be fit enough to get through life. I think this book can help.br /br /Update: Jules Crittenden a href=”http://www.julescrittenden.com/2009/10/01/how-to-live-forever-part-4-fit-for-combat/”has more on the book /a as part of his “live forever” series.
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The Obama administration keeps looking for ways to pretend that Iran’s nuclear bomb program is no immediate crisis.
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Palestinian groups filed legal papers with the Westminster Magistrates court accusing Defense Minister Ehud Barak of “violating the Geneva Conventions.”
The NYC mayor touts Chancellor Joel Klein's "accomplishments" while test scores keep dropping.
Reputed Mideast expert Juan Cole didn't trust President Bush for a minute — but he takes the mullahs at their word. (Also read Roger L. Simon: What the Iranians Are Up To.)
Glenn Beck, despite what he has accomplished, hurts the right more than he helps.
The Taxpayers' March on Washington as seen through the eyes of an ex-Soviet immigrant. (Part II will appear on Wednesday.)
A mother of 12 attends a special taping by Glenn Beck for a mothers-only audience. She comes away inspired.
The New York Times comes up with more excuses for its failures. Everything but the B-word, of course.
Was the Colorado terror suspect radicalized in an American mosque?
When are the pundits who relied on the discredited National Intelligence Estimate on Iran going to fess up that they were had?
Andrew Breitbart has been one of the major players in online media since the late 1990s. So why is he considered an "outsider" to the world of journalism?
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The craven demonstration of partisan politics by the Bay State legislature in naming Kennedy's replacement should be outlawed.
Advice to liberals about how to calm down those dangerous, racist, angry, fire-breathing right-wingers.
Another day, another CAIR official linked to extremism.
One year after the Supreme Court struck down D.C.'s gun ban, big-city mayors are still working to keep citizens defenseless.
I’m feeling exploited, angry at U.S. authorities for bringing this up after all this time, and angry at Roman for not facing the reality of his actions. (Also read Andrew Klavan: Vengeance Is Nolte’s.)