How often have you asked yourself this question? To put it another way: are you measuring improvement by external factors (performance), or by internal factors (control, focus, concentration)? To be sure, there are performance improvements to be had especially in the beginning of your training career. And if you want to take on a new … Continue reading How much fitness do you need?
Great time with this talk; if you're looking to understand why someone might want to add some steady-state cardiorespiratory activity to their routine, give this a read! https://www.hituni.com/exercise/hit-running-depth-conversation-skyler-tanner-resistance-training-cardio/#.WtnQwS-ZOV5
Y'all I have news: Corporate Warrior is launching a membership site. Why should you care? Well if you're like me you intentionally cultivate a net around your online activity to filter out noise so that you can focus on information that's actionable and proven to help improve your workout or your training business. It would be a … Continue reading New: Corporate Warrior Membership
Over at the company blog, I wrote a post defining Evidence-Based Resistance Training. This phrase, while useful, implies a flowchart or an immutable set of rules for what the research base has determined to be productive. It isn't and it doesn't. Here's my expansion below. In exercise, you might assume that trainers follow best practices, … Continue reading What is “Evidence-Based Resistance Training”?
Received this question through the twitter grapevine: https://twitter.com/secretagnt1/status/975438829174829056 Thanks for the question! To be clear, I rarely PSMF; the last time I did was ~10 years ago before this past January. I'll likely do one again with blood testing later this year to confirm or deny the hunch I have. To Aureus' question: how do I eat … Continue reading My Diet at 35
I turn 35 on Wednesday, so let's dive into what I've done over the past year and things I'll modify over the next. First, a brief review As I discussed in my post last year, the foundation of my training remains the same: evidence-based strength training. It's what my business is built on. It's what … Continue reading My Training at 35
"You take a hit of cocaine and it makes you a new man, but the first thing the new man wants is a hit of cocaine." - Stephen King One of my soft resolutions for 2017 was to not eat chocolate. Not because of the child slavery, or the fact that it's not actually a … Continue reading What I learned from a year of not eating Chocolate.
Earl sent me an email this past weekend and is allowing me to share his success with you. I wrote about it on the business blog, but thought more of you might catch it over here. Big Success from Minimalist Routine At Smart Strength, we’re all about finding the minimum effective dose. Asking if the … Continue reading Reader Success: Earl
When I was a teenager, I found myself enamored with the Stoics. Back then, there wasn't a lot of useable information on applications of Stoic principles like there is now. Reading the Enchiridion or Meditations was useful but not directive. These insights required experience I just didn't have yet in life. I wanted to be … Continue reading How I started, and sustained, a meditative practice
As I mentioned in a previous post, I undertook a 5 day PSMF, largely exploring the feasibility of such a plan, with the intent of undertaking a second PSMF later this year with blood tests and DXAscan to see if the results on biomarkers of health span are similar to that of a fasting mimicking … Continue reading Lean and Mean: PSMF Wrap Up