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
There’s nothing that satisfies me more than the discussion of health, fitness, well-being and overall self improvement. As I continue my quest to grow my education on the subject through … Continue Reading Tackling the issue of eating well when on the road/run – (Or around a busy schedule)
The eleventh hour of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month. In the U.K. it’s armistice day. In the U.S. it’s veterans day. Regardless of location, November 11th bears huge … Continue Reading Some thoughts on Armistice/remembrance day
Calorie counting is another seriously debated topic within the world of health and nutrition………In fact, just the mere mention of nutrition or diet can open up countless “cans of worms” … Continue Reading Is calorie counting a good method for diet control?
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
Books are as old as human existence. Gaze back in time and you’ll see the presence of books littered throughout every century. The reading and digesting of books is the … Continue Reading The value of books and reading, why do some deem reading unpopular?
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 Environmental working group (ewg.org) is rapidly gaining popularity as more and more of us are discovering the immense value of their work If you haven’t yet heard of them, … Continue Reading Have you heard of ‘EWG’? (Environmental working group)
“Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it. It’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own!” Have a … Continue Reading Quote of the day!
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!
“How do you do that? That’s not normal!” “Why do you do that? That’s not normal!” Have you ever heard those questions? I’ve heard them many times, and let’s establish … Continue Reading “Normal” is a subjective term, don’t conform. Be abnormal!