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Do you feel like you’re spinning your wheels every week in the gym? Are you clueless about your progress? Training programs are created in order to work around you, the individual. Don't consider a one size fits all program, however.   In t ...
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.” George Bernard Shaw   In a world of voyeurism where posts, comments, and retweets denote an “active” presence, more than ever are overwei ...
No, this is not some politically correct, pandering to the masses, and public give-in to the pressure of what big mouths in our society deem to be mandatory ways of thinking. In fact, their noise makes most of us want to go the other direction, or at leas ...
  So far we have covered ankle mobility and hip mobility in this series of video instructionals. This time, we are going to review thoracic mobility. Funnily enough, it isn't about mobility so much as it is about stability. In the ankle mobility ...
Your favorite athlete continuously works on the fundamentals, so why don’t you?   Not to sound like an ass, but what do you think gives you the right to skip building a foundation?   Answer: No one has that right.   The strongest peop ...
Most of us who train frequently are familiar with the psoas muscle, short for iliopsoas, and commonly referred to as the hip flexor.   “My hip flexors are tight.” “My hip flexors hurt.” “My hip flexors are pinching.&rdqu ...
It is easy to get our kids doing push-ups with us and to comment, “Wow, I couldn’t do push-ups like that when I was your age. You are so strong!” Likewise, when our kids are playing at the park and we watch them beat their friends in a r ...
Earthy and vibrant, this creamy soup gets its texture from pureéing the softened chestnuts and vegetables together. This technique results in a perfectly thick spoonable delight that’s teaming with a rounded assortment of nutrients perfect fo ...
"Enlightenment, for a wave in the ocean, is the moment the wave realizes it is water." Thich Nhat Hanh   A wave is not separate from the ocean. It's just water moving in different ways. If un-enlightenment is seeing "a wave," ...
The fitness industry is wrought with lies.   Are these lies intentional? Generally not. Exercise science is still a fairly new field with very few proven facts, and the fitness industry attracts the more “extreme” minds among us; therefor ...
I love mountain sports. They energize, inspire, and motivate me—highly so. But sadly, I’ve become a regular patient at the orthopedic clinic. A renowned surgeon told me I need surgery on my right knee. As well as the left knee. And I trust the ...
“Looks familiar, doesn't it? We've been here before, you and I, remember? I do. I think of nothing else.” – Agent Smith (Matrix - Revolutions)   You’ve dedicated yourself to a training regimen. You’ve spent coun ...
Easy and economical, this simple soup is a quick and flavorful way to feed your family. Inspired by the ethnic origins of peanut soup, this soup utilizes another common staple of African cuisine, the yam, or its similar relative, the sweet potato, and com ...
Becoming the person we want to be is typically a case of taking action—not once, but over and over again. This is hard to do, particularly within a world that ingeniously inserts technology meant to pull us from those actions that we decided we want ...
You have two choices. Over the next year you can either:   Option A Live in a barracks with 19 other same-sex peers. You will all be woken up every morning before 5 am for arduous physical training. You’ll eat the same three healthy meals every ...
The carbohydrate has had a bit of a hard time recently. Carbs make us fat, sugar is evil, and we should all switch to a high-fat diet or we will get diabetes. While that may sound extreme it certainly isn’t a rare opinion. We, humans, love to see th ...
Progression often times comes with a change in location. We have a tendency to become comfortable with the familiar. As a coach and bodybuilder I have seen stagnation within my own physique when I’ve become comfortable with residing within the same ...