Have a splendid Christmas! Enjoy every moment. We all know just how rapid the day itself expires. So be in the moment, spread happiness, joy, compliment the people in your … Continue Reading To all my amazing followers and readers:
I am hopeless with a capital H at buying people Christmas presents. It all stems from the big picture view I have, and always have had. I’ve always been blessed … Continue Reading Fitness themed Christmas gifts and musings……
Christmas is typically a festival of feasting………at least to the average man/woman. But if you’re now under the spell of the “health and fitness bug” – in other words: you’ve … Continue Reading The Christmas diet conundrum
I step under the bar, I have a 5/6 rep max loaded up. I’m doing 5×5 on high bar squats. The setup is tight and correct as always. Unrack the … Continue Reading Handling bad workouts and sub-par performances
Now what are they? That’s the 64 million dollar question! Technically you could say anything. But backtrack a second, “barely a month left” and “last minute goals”. Notice I didn’t … Continue Reading With barely a month left of the year………….there’s still time to achieve last minute goals!
I know how it is………. You’d love to know exactly what ratio of fast twitch to slow twitch muscle fibers you have. I bet you’d also like to know definitively … Continue Reading Forget the quest for perfect programs and answers!
The 2014 world weightlifting championships concluded last Sunday from Almaty, Kazakhstan. In the early days of this site, I wrote some fairly extensive posts about the Olympic lifts, their benefits … Continue Reading Some more thoughts on Olympic weightlifting
They say there’s no substitute in life for experience, and in this case that sentiment rings truer than ever! The pre-exercise or pre-workout warm up: Worshiped by some, valued by … Continue Reading So, is the ‘warm up’ really that hot a topic?
We’ve seen the turn of the overhead press. We’ve seen the pushup’s time to shine. Today we get even simpler, even more basic. Now comes a segment dedicated to an … Continue Reading Overlooked movements: Walking
Should you be chronically sore? Should you be chronically fatigued? Should you be hungry all the time? Or should you feel so great you’ve forgotten the satisfying feeling of self … Continue Reading How do you know your program is effective and working?
The topic of rest periods in the realm of fitness and physical improvement often gets glossed over. I get it, it’s not particularly sexy……. Not as sexy as performance improvement, … Continue Reading Get the body you want: Respect the rest periods!
Stop, pause and reflect. When did you last take a small segment of time to simply take stock of everything? Everything being your journey. We spend so much time focusing … Continue Reading Stop & see how far you’ve come.
Welcome to the next movement in the “overlooked movement” series, where I apply my best efforts to remind you just how powerful and effective certain classic movements are. Last time … Continue Reading Overlooked movements: Push-up variations & progressions
Sleep, oxygen, water and food: 4 essential resources to human existence In my previous post, I outlined in specific detail why sleep is too important to skimp out on. Even … Continue Reading 5 Amazing supplements to get your sleep where it needs to be!
Sleep just like oxygen is essential to our existence as human beings. However “modern life” is extracting more and more of our precious sleeping hours with all the unsustainable schedules … Continue Reading 5 Natural and supplement free ways to enhance sleep!
Few people know the standing overhead press was actually included in Olympic lifting right up until as recently as 1972! It’s as primal and basic as it gets, pick a … Continue Reading Overlooked movements: Standing overhead press