Round up the usual suspects – crimes against your training – Part 2

Let’s continue with the thought on finding the important patterns in training. This is all really about narrowing down what’s important and making the most of your limited time by spending it on those things. To do that you need to dissect training not in its minute detail but in a broad overview. Let me […]

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Round up the usual suspects – crimes against your training – Part 1

  Many people get hugely caught up in the specifics of training and they take training programs as if they were written in stone, came down from Olympus, must be followed to the letter or death will ensue. “I train at 4:37 every day for exactly 42 minutes and 30 seconds. Every Monday, Wednesday and […]

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Over analysis of training, diet and routines

I have written about thinking about your progress and your weaknesses. Considering whether or not your training is addressing those weaknesses and how it’s effecting your progress overall.  I have also written about balance and its need in training. When I tell people to think about their training I’m always careful to follow it up with this […]

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Massage Therapy

Because Massage Therapy is not just a spa treatment.  It is a necessary, rehabilitative therapy for the mobility, longevity and health of your body! Bud received his licensure in massage therapy in 1995 in the state of Florida.  He is a member of AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association) View his bio and listing here and practices […]

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Taking your training to its max – Continued

Continued from Part 1: Taking one exercise/lift or feat as far as you can This is the thought I originally intended to convey when I sat down to write a blog post about taking an exercise or feat as far as you can. It was really originally about the kettlebell training I’d been doing. You […]

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Taking one exercise/lift or feat as far as you can

In exercise there has always been a debate on using just a few exercises and pushing them very hard so that you are strong all over or using the widest variety possible and hoping that will make you overall strong. This is the difference between just getting a huge power squat versus a good squat, as […]

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Top 100-plus strongest coaches to learn from in 2016 and beyond

A Rebellion in Fitness The top 100-plus Really, No-Bull, Strongest Coaches you should be learning from in 2016 and beyond! If you’ve been in fitness for more than five minutes you should know that the first month of the year is the silliest time all year.  Home fitness gadgets and nincompoopery sales skyrocket.  Gyms are […]

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The point of diminishing returns in strength training

I had a strength coach in college who first started talking to me about, “a point of diminishing returns.” At the time I heavily disagreed with him. In fact for the most part I still do. His premise was that after a player could squat 500lbs or so (really talking about Linemen in football), they […]

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High-rep grip training mixed with conditioning

Here’s a cool one that’s a version of grip training mixed with conditioning. 100 plate/stair rows 150 bottoms up kettlebell cleans 200 pushups 150 one arm D-handle deadlifts 100 pinch grip deadlifts You can do this by finishing each of the exercises individually or by going in a circuit or a mix of both. I […]

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Unshakable Confidence

You don’t control everything in your life despite what some motivational gurus say. That’s actually a good thing. You do not, for instance, make the sun rise or control your real hair color.  God did that in the setting into motion of the universe and I believe God cares for us truly and deeply! However, […]

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How do I start to lose weight, but keep my strength?

I flatly believe dieting is a waste of time. For 99+% of everyone, restrictive diet plans lead to either quitting before much happens or losing weight and gaining it right back. That yo-yo style is horrible for your health and longevity. So how do you eat effectively to lose weight? Well there’s actually much to that question, […]

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2016 Resolutions vs Goals – What’s the difference?

Did you make your New Year’s Resolutions? Why? Are they different this year than last January? Do you find yourself year after year making the same resolutions, swearing you’ll do it this time, and then by February, you’ve completely forgotten the candlelight ceremony you held in an attempt to super-commit yourself this time to the […]

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