Bruce W. Perry
Technical writer, creative writer, author
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Bruce W. Perry has developed Java software and written both software and fitness books. He played college soccer in New York, then amidst a varied career in journalism and software engineering finished many road races and multisport events. He's since moved on to family life and recreational alpine hiking, skiing, and resistance training. After an unguided youth, the author hangs out weightlifting in gyms again, and climbs with guides now, recently Piz Palu and the Monk in the Swiss Alps, Mt. Whitney's Mountaineer's Route, and Mt. Rainier.
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December 04 2013Some researchers in Australia think they have found an epigenetic link between a father's poor diet and subsequent metabolic problems in their daughters, according to an October 2010 article in the journal Nature.In the study, the researchers fed rats (the "fathers") a diet that was designed to make them obese.… read more
December 03 2013Twitter: @fitnessforgeeks :: https://twitter.com/fitnessforgeeksLinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/bruce-w-perry/3/146/247Technical writing: http://www.webdispatches.com read more
November 26 2013My 10-year-old son actually came home from school with a P.E. report card that estimated his VO2 max. This is a rather complex cardiovascular measurement that usually comes out of a sports lab for runners, cyclists, and nordic skiers.Naturally, I had to research where that calculation came from. There are… read more
November 19 2013How many fitness techniques can you easily fit into six and a half minutes, but they seem to hit every muscle?One of them is the Bosu ball burpee, which combines that weird half-inflatable ball thing you see at gyms with the venerable burpee from Marine bootcamps. The reason I believe… read more
November 15 2013::Available on Amazon Kindle::Gone On Kauai is the second novel in a series, with Barbarous Coasts.Amanda Wilcox is a well-known young activist who disappears paddleboarding on Kauai. Her tragedy becomes fodder for the tabloid media, especially in Manhattan where her father is a prominent lawyer.Amanda is even friends with a… read more
November 05 2013Gone On Kauai is loosely based on the notorious 2007 case of a high-school aged tourist who mysteriously disappeared on Aruba. After Barbarous Coasts, it is the second installment of the Karl Standt crime novels.CHAPTER 11: BRUNO REILLYReilly was about six foot two inches, with thick sunburned forearms, what looked like a… read more
October 24 2013Blood pressure (BP) is an easy and relevant fitness marker to test yourself for. It's basically biofeedback. You can control it with diet and lifestyle, and it does not inevitably go up with age (that is common mythology)."High" blood pressure is mostly viewed as BP that is consistently higher than 120/80,… read more
October 24 2013Sometimes health tracking involves playing a simple numbers game: this should be low (C Reactive Protein), this one should be fairly high (HDL cholesterol), and another one should be in the middle (vitamin D).Similar to blood pressure and fasting glucose, the Vitamin D levels in your blood are one of… read more
August 30 2013Is self tracking innate behavior or just a glib facet of the digital age? People have a built-in need to capture and depict their experiences, and that's probably been true for centuries. Millenia. Human history has left us with cave paintings of surprising creativity, detail, and craft that rival modern… read more
August 30 2013Health Geekery: Do It Yourself Testing:http://www.fitnessfg.com/2013/01/health-geekery-do-it-yourself-testing.h tmlIs Self-Tracking In Our DNA?http://www.fitnessfg.com/2013/02/is-self-tracking-in-our-dna.htmlThe Cast Away Diethttp://www.fitnessfg.com/2013/04/the-cast-away-diet.html10 Ways To Respond To Workout And Sports Injurieshttp://www.fitnessfg.com/2013/04/10-ways-to-respond-to-workout-and.htmlA Handy Equation For Estimating Your Weightlifting Strength:http://www.fitnessfg.com/2013/05/a-handy-equation-for-estimating-your.h tmlSix Reasons Why These Greek Islanders Have Exceptional Healthy Longevity: http://www.fitnessfg.com/2013/07/six-reasons-why-these-greek-isl anders.htmlGet Some: The Sunlight Chronicles, Part 3:http://www.fitnessfg.com/2013/08/get-some-sunlight-chronicles-part-3.html read more
"It's packed with facts and common sense in a lively, readable format geeks will find readily accessible - and far superior to the many health guides that assume an active life and prior familiarity with fitness concepts."
"A great read for people who are looking to get healthier in life as it relates to exercise, eating better, and getting enough rest. If you are looking for reasons and ways to get healthier, take a look at this read, whether you are a geek or not."
"The information is important, and the author makes it interesting, if not, fascinating."
"Everyone is, or should be, concerned with their health. This book provides a large amount of useful information that could well be of assistance in ensuring that one goes the right way in getting and keeping oneself healthy."
"If you're a little out of shape (and, let's face it, most of us are) then I'm sure you'll find this book useful."
"A serious message wrapped in an easy to approach read.
"Even if you find just a few things that end up working for your family, I think the time spent reading this book will be well worth your effort."
"Many a professional fitness manual aimed directly at the cyclist is written in a language and style that the author feels will impart a suitable degree of gravitas to the proceedings. Perish the thought that we might consider the contents to be optional. Bruce perry is of the polo shirt, jeans and trainers school of thought, offering a thoroughly relaxed and conversational tone even when discussing particularly complex subjects. "
"If youre the type that loves to read manuals, youll dig this book! It is packed with information from how to use equipment to what vitamins to take. Theres a lot of research in this book and favorite fitness apps from Perry. "
"If youre a serious athlete or want to know as much as you can about fitness and health, take a look at Fitness for Geeks.
"Definitely a book to pick up, especially if you really don't like reading books about how you are doing everything wrong. This is more of a book to take you from your chair to the world outside and how to go back to your roots. An exceptional read."
"As I finished reading this book, I was amazed at how much I learned about human physiology. At the same time, I was also amazed at how much I didn't know about the inner workings of the human body. Knowledge is power, and for this reason I recommend this book to anyone who wants to improve their health (Geek or not)."
"Overall, this book is an outstanding resource. Its well written and clearly well researched, and the author knows what hes talking about. The information on nutrition and nutrients is especially good, and much easier to understand than many similar books. The web sites, apps, links and other resources are excellent for their purpose and there are plenty of opportunities to find other resources on your own."
"The book is a scientific analysis of many common health principals, but its written in a way that even non-geeks will enjoy."
"A refreshingly non-squishy take on fitness for the rest of us, appealingly neutral and unusually results-based."
"Fitness For Geeks: Real Science, Great Nutrition, and Good Health by Bruce Perry is a good reference for explaining optimal strategies for fitness, supplements, the eating regimen, and much more. The author extols the virtues of eating whole unprocessed food, exercise, using tracking metrics, sleep, de-stressing, and other lifestyle tactics like saunas."
"The book differs from other fitness books in that youre not going to find one specific diet to follow or one particular workout routine to perform. Instead, Perry uses the book to educate geeks by talking to us on our terms and understanding that we often want as much detail as possible so that we can make our own decisions rather than have one provided to us."
"Fitness for Geeks tells us that our mental and physical operating systems evolved over millions of years to be hunters and gathers. Very recently we have adopted TV and computers, and have become a nation of chair sitters. Fitness for Geeks gives us the information we need to decide what to do about it."
"Just in case you got bored while reading about the need for Vitamin D, Perry interjects spotlight conversations with professionals, pro-tips, and focused, mini discussions on topics like the positive effects of fasting, the details of the Paleo diet, and sample professional exercise routines that are easily adaptable. "
"It's amazing what's being done to marry mobile technology and fitness in order to give you a much richer information experience."
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