Thursday, November 29, 2012

Beef It Up, Baby!

The Cranium Crunch

Yes, I’ve posted about the absolute awesomeness of exercise before

However, there’s some new news you can use!

According to a recent study, exercise is a powerful way to ward off brain shrinkage.

Brain shrinkage is that nasty inconvenience that happens over time. Live long enough and you’re pretty much guaranteed to have a brain the size of a raisin rattling around between your ears.


Luckily, moving your butt tends to move your brain, too. And according to science, the daily workout does wonders for the frontal lobes.

Frontal lobes have a whole lot of something to do with judgment, memory, problem-solving, personality, and emotions. Last time I checked, you needed all of those factors to be a great creator – so, get off the couch.

Also, given that other studies have proven that exercise knocks out depression, it obviously prevents another kind of shrinkage as well – yeah, I’m talking about the kind you pay $100 bucks an hour for.

And here’s the best part – you can get the biggest bang for your exercise buck by using my brother’s block-busting workout.

Let me interject here that my little brother can slam down more words in a month than I do in a year. He really rocks it, and here’s the secret to his butt-kicking success –

Whenever his word output starts to slow, he jumps up from the keyboard and does 5 minutes of power-up pushups or cranium crunches. Then he gets back to the novel and SHAZAM – the words are flying onto the page once more.

I tried Barry’s Block Buster last weekend when I was pushing hard to meet a Monday deadline. Even though I changed it up a bit by employing a hula hoop and smartbells (yes, they’ve had a name change given the latest research), I can verify that the method really works.

So, deep-six the shrinkage and six-pack the abs today!

Not only will your writing be stunning, you’ll be turning heads, too.

“Hey, Babe,” they’ll say, “You’ve got a really nice…


PROMPT: Try Barry’s Block Buster during today’s writing session just to see what it does for you. Feel the power of a full-size brain!


  1. Huh? I had no idea! I will definitely keep the Block Buster in mind during my next word lull.

    1. We'll have the best brains in the business... WaHOOOoooo!