Just received this question: Skyler, Great article. How might a workout look if you're combining modalities and only have a few days a week to train? I have a job and a kid; I can't wander the world looking for new ways to move just because! -Tyler Skanner, Austin, TX Thanks Tyler, So here's a … Continue reading Questions & Answers: Generalism & Modality Combination
What is a “generalist” anyway?
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook … Continue reading What is a “generalist” anyway?
It’s True: Wood Really Is Better
I feel like I'm going all Raymond Calitri here: "Metal is cold...ugly. Wood is warm...clean...provided by nature." I would have thought it crazy, but a fictional character is a great, bad action flick is right. Ryan Hurst at GMB talks about this in a podcast but wood just feels better for the sake of doing … Continue reading It’s True: Wood Really Is Better
“Suddenly We Were Aspiring Gymnasts.”
Craig's comment from a couple posts ago got me thinking. First the comment: Interesting to see your followup comments about body weight exercise and injury. After reading the previous post, I looked at the GMB site and saw a lot of gymnastic looking stuff. My first thought was how rough some of those things can … Continue reading “Suddenly We Were Aspiring Gymnasts.”
A Little Bad News/Good News
Remember how in my talk "Resistance Training, Brain Structure, and Brain Function," I talked about how much of the evidence I was presenting was from my graduate research? I had submitted that paper for publication and was waiting to hear back. Bad news: My paper was rejected! Good news: It was rejected because not long … Continue reading A Little Bad News/Good News
More Questions: Supplements and movement
Got another question, and another answer! Fantastic. I’m considering doing equipment free bodyweight training and being active instead of those draining infrequent sessions. Everybody has 45 minutes a day for “activity”. You don’t mention supplements. I became kind of mentally dependent on creatine 5g/day and would like to drop it, the fear of missing out … Continue reading More Questions: Supplements and movement
Questions Answered: Parallettes
My last post was well received and generated a few questions. Let's answer one: Excellent post Skyler and worth the wait! I’ve transitioned to more bodyweight style stuff myself (because I enjoy it and it’s where my interests lie). I still do some weighted work but lifting heavier and heavier just doesn’t make sense to … Continue reading Questions Answered: Parallettes
How’s My Training (etc.) Been?
Just received this comment from Scott M: Hey Skyler, How’s it going? Wondering what your training frequency is like these days – still once every 5? Are you still doing mostly SS HIT with some old school weights thrown in? Still doing chaos training? How about diet – still paleo with carb cycling on workout … Continue reading How’s My Training (etc.) Been?
Ancestral Health Symposium 2014
This is an expanded version of my chat about AHS2014 over at the Efficient Exercise blog. Go read that now if you haven't yet...I'll wait. ...Good? Good. If you haven't seen the video, you can take a look at that too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOon17suyaI So in addition to everything I wrote over there and said in my … Continue reading Ancestral Health Symposium 2014
HIT + Movement Training: The Ultimate Health Protocol?
Nothing like a hyperbolic title to get a person's attention! That said, I've been thinking about this a lot lately. Though in my early 30's, I think a great deal about the notion of sustainable training. That is, what are modalities that a person can take up in their life to improve their health that … Continue reading HIT + Movement Training: The Ultimate Health Protocol?