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
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?
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?
Since posting a couple weeks ago, I've received some good feedback and had a few "duh" moments myself regarding how this should look. As much, I've already updated and improved the design, which now looks like this: So one of the things I've done is expanded the "general" section because there is more leeway in … Continue reading Grand Unified Training Spectrum 2.0
Last week I officially graduated. I'm not finished with my final project for publication, but that happens independent of getting my degree...it's icing on the cake. Having a week of doing nothing school related allowed space to reflect on some of the take-away lessons from school. In no particular order: You get out what you … Continue reading Lessons From Grad School
One of the things I stress with clients is that the low hanging fruit should be picked first. It's fairly standards in this field for clients and trainers to "go for broke" and set up really complicated programming to reach their goal. To keep running with the metaphor, that's like climbing to the top of … Continue reading Put In The Work
From the "holy crap this thing is loaded to the gills with nutrition" file: -1/3 cup coconut milk -3 raw eggs -2 level tablespoons of cocoa powder -1 tablespoon of almond butter -1 tablespoon of resistant starch (I used tapioca flour) -1 banana -8 ice cubes Load into a blender and HIT PUREE! You could … Continue reading Here’s a shake idea
Last weekend I had the opportunity to have a chat with local physical therapist Brad. We talked Body By Science, physical therapy, went on like total exercise nerds about unique equipment I have in my studio, and after all of that he got a workout out of the whole thing. He was kind enough to … Continue reading Added: A New Testimonial
Since I'm in the last semester for my grad program and currently living the life of having a newborn (read: lots of interrupted sleep) I thought I'd put a few things down that, while too small for a full blog post, might be nice for my readers to dig on. 1. Lessons from my Health … Continue reading Random Thoughts
If you take a look to the top right of the bar you'll see I've added a testimonials page. I've not heavily advertised my services because my survival doesn't depend on them: my primary job is training people here in Austin, Texas. However, I do offer services for those who are motivated to change and … Continue reading Added: Testimonials Page