I met Dr. Lonnie Lowery for the first time in person at a weight-training symposium in Canada. Three things were very apparent:

Because of these qualities, Lonnie soon became a valuable member of T-Nation. I sat down with the Lonman recently to get to know him a little better. Here's how it went down.

T-Nation: Thanks for talking with us today, Lonnie. Let's start with some background.  Where'd you grow up and what was your family like?

Lonnie Lowery:

T-Nation: How'd you first get interested in bodybuilding and training?

Lowery:

T-Nation: Yeah, I think we've all been there! When did you decide to pursue this stuff further and make it a career?

Lowery:

T-Nation: How about today? Besides contributing to T-Nation, what do you actually do for a living?

Lowery:



T-Nation: How about family? Have you passed on those brainy genes yet?

Lowery:

T-Nation: You must be busy between your professional and family life. Give us a peek into your daily schedule. What's a typical day like?

Lowery:



T-Nation: Cool. I don't know who came up with the term, probably TC, but you're kind of a "warrior nerd," that odd combination of iron warrior and academic geek. Is that a fair label?

Lowery:

T-Nation: No, I think you nailed it there. The combination of a powerful body and a keen intellect is the true T-Nation ideal. Now, let's talk bodybuilding. You've done some shows, correct?

Lowery:

T-Nation: What did you get out of doing the shows?

Lowery:



T-Nation: Well said. Let's hear some numbers now. What kind of weights are you tossing around these days? How about weight, body fat, etc?

Lowery:

T-Nation: That's very interesting. You better blog about that topic further! How 'bout your bench?

T-Nation: I've noticed a lot of your nutrition articles have gone from super technical to more everyday practical. Were people getting too caught up in the minutiae?

Lowery:


T-Nation: Well, at least you get paid for these "term papers!" Here's a fun question: If people could only change one thing about their dietary habits, what should it be?

Lowery:
T-Nation: Okay, these next few questions are just for grins. What's the single worst food a person could eat, a real physique killer?

Lowery:

T-Nation: What's the single best exercise?

Lowery:

T-Nation: Single best form of "cardio?"

Lowery:  

T-Nation: I like a weekly cheat meal. What are your thoughts on planned cheat meals?

Lowery:

T-Nation: Cool. What's the future hold for you? Anything interesting coming up?

Lowery:  

  

T-Nation: I may have to find my old Cloak of Invincibility and join you for that one! Thanks for the chat today, Lonman. Look forward to checking out your T-Nation blog!

Lowery:

For more Warrior Nerdniness, be sure to read Lonnie's articles and daily web log, exclusively at T-Nation!