Athletes, especially those whose training is more than a gentle passtime, will injure themselves. Sprains, strains, pulls, or if you're full of reckless abandon, deep gashes will occur. This article will deal with sprains, strains, and pulls (ssp's from here on in), specifically what works, what doesn't, and tricks to increase the speed of recovery.As … Continue reading Recovering From Injury: RICE Is Just The Beginning
I know a few of my readers have recently been exposed to the work of Dr. Doug McGuff, specifically of the Body By Science fame. I've known Doug for about 4 years and known of him for about 8; he's incredibly intelligent and dedicated to improving the health and fitness of his clientel and beyond. … Continue reading Body by Science: A Workout From A Seasoned Veteran
My mother's death has sparked a huge upheaval in my motivation...a focus unlike I've felt before. Very much a "this is the worst that can happen?" point of view, I find myself exploring things I found myself saying that I'd "get to that eventually." As great as this such a sudden surge of interests is, … Continue reading One Horse, One Ass…In Sequence
Just a couple more videos showing the Eccentric Edge piece for vertical press/pull work. The last video is a bit dark throughout but still gives you an idea after having seen the other videos...you do miss my power clean to get the lever up high enough, though.
I have attempted to explain this apparatus a few times to friends or on various message boards with poor results, so we finally took a video. Unless you're brutally strong (like Mark is) you don't need 2 people. Either of us could have moved the weight; it would have been a sizeable deadlift, but it … Continue reading Training: Negative Only Bench Press
I love sleep. Really. I get more than enough and nap like an 80 year old man, which is to say daily. My mother thought I had mono when I was in high school because I slept so much. This post isn't about sleep. Hibernation is something I find very interesting from a hormonal/metabolic standpoint. … Continue reading Appetite – An Inquiry
Most fitness programs are the same and only differ in how they apply the basic elements of fitness and health: To get stronger/gain more muscle, you have to lift more weight or do more work. To lose fat, you will have to lower calories or burn more than you take in. To get better at … Continue reading The Dream