Joe Lombardo

Joe Lombardo

Joe Lombardo is a lifter and writer based in Arlington, Virginia. He is currently working on a book-length manuscript on the philosophical status of the human body in the age of obesity.

Underneath the Sun

Underneath the Sun

Written 70 years ago, Sun and Steel is Mishima’s hero narrative from frail, cave-dwelling, intellectual into a master of his own body.

Joe Lombardo
Joe Lombardo
11 min read
An Apology of the Body

An Apology of the Body

Among the earliest meditations on the relationship between the body and soul are the dialogues of Socrates. Drawing from three different works—Plato’s Apology, Phaedo, and Xenophon’s Memorabilia—Socrates argues for the broad moral appeal of improving one’s body, the significance of which far exceeds the domain

Joe Lombardo
Joe Lombardo
8 min read