Jon is the Senior Editor of Intellectual Takeout. He is responsible for daily editorial content and web strategy.
Jon previously was the Senior Editor of The History Channel Magazine, Managing Editor at , and general assignment reporter for the Panama City News Herald. He also served as a White House intern in the speech writing department of George. W Bush.
Jon received degrees from the University of South Dakota (.) and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville (.), where he studied history and literature.
I had a moment in the gym a few weeks back doing dumbbell bench press. I got halfway through a rep on one of my working sets and I just failed. It was like my muscle wouldn’t fire. Before that rep I was going strong. After a bit of a rest I tried another working set with the same result. I was frustrated as hell because the week before I managed the same weight fairly easily. When I re-evaluated my whole day I realized that my water intake had been woeful. I was actually training in a dehydrated state. Never again will I make this mistake. Training dehydrated ruined my session. It really highlights the importance of keeping your water intake up when training.