After the "exposure" of how many of these fitness "transformations" are pulled off in an afternoon, I'm sure some people think that most of this fitness stuff is outright fraud. Most of it is, but sometimes a person of visibility illustrates just how much can be done if consistent persistence is applied over a long … Continue reading The 13 Year Transformation
My friend Sol Orwell is a persistent mofo and I've previously written about just how hard a worker he is, even in a communication vacuum. His website, examine.com, is my go-to guide for peer reviewed data on supplements and their human effect. While some people like to get caught in hours of researched data … Continue reading The Supplement Goals Reference Guide
Note: this is just some random stuff I posted over at Doug's blog. I thought others might benefit from the information presented in the light of my recent blog posts: I’ll get another WOW in on Sunday. The great thing about being nose-deep in schoolwork during a short summer semester (5 weeks!) is that it … Continue reading Ramblings: Instruction in Physical Activity and Motor Learning
This is somewhat of an addition to what I wrote last week. It wasn't included because I had forgotten about it until after the post was finished but I can answer the question through understanding, though not comprehension. At the first facility I trained at, I trained a man, we'll call him Brandon, who was … Continue reading If you were blind, how would you judge training success?
I was originally going to title this "Mirrors Aren't Paleo" just for grins. But a similar statement from Keith Thomas over at Evfit did spark an interesting thought that eventually led me to this. His statement, regarding his body shape discussion: I value performance first and I'm interested to see what body shape emerges from … Continue reading 30-Day Mirror-less Experiment
Just a quicky, heck it was a blog comment I made, but I think it sums up a thought about how we tend to want to go about things in diet and exercise: In every other avenue of life we choose the path of least resistance to reach our goal…the path that will get us … Continue reading The Path Of Least Resistance
It's become the quasi-popular thing to "break up" with a "paleo diet." Whether you were one of the first featured... A Scot... Or the multitudes of "me too!"-types in the comment threads that follow said posts. My knee-jerk response to all of this: If you have to "break-up" with a diet or exercise regimen, you … Continue reading Nutritionally Religulous: A Little Pragmatism Never Hurt Anyone
My talk from last summer has been featured on Dr. Mercola's "Peak Fitness" blog. Now I can look official with a "Featured on..." note on my "About" page. Anyway here's the link: "How Strength Training Can Help You Live a Longer, Healthier Life."
This past weekend I presented my talk "Aging With Strength," which was both a tightening and an expansion of my "Biomarkers of Aging" talk from last year. For my next blog post, I'll explore a question I received from an OB/GYN whose name I forgot (Sorry!): how effective strength training can be in middle-aged women … Continue reading “Aging With Strength” Bibliography
I'm a fan of systems, or at least systems thinking. Organizing ideas into a cohesive structure makes the application of the ideas more targeted and appropriate, especially when exercise and health are the goal. Having said that, I think that we're a long way off from a total understanding of the nuances of anatomy, physiology, … Continue reading The Healing Power Of Touch