December 29, 2020

The Efficacy and Simplicity of a 70-Year-Old Training Protocol

More than one person is credited with saying, “The more I learn the more I realize how much I don’t know.”  Regardless of who said it, I subscribe to it. An addendum to this for me would be, “The more I learn the more complex I make things.”  And complexity is the enemy of execution.  Yep.  Guilty. In over 20 years in the fitness industry, I’ve been exposed to a lot of different studies, research, programs, philosophies, and exercises.  And I’ve tried many of them.  […]
February 13, 2019

Get (and Stick) with the Program!

I can tell a lot about your fitness program by the first thing you do when you come into the gym. If it doesn’t include a warm-up, you’re either following no program at all or you’ve chosen to neglect this extremely important part of a training program. If the first exercise you do after not warming up is biceps curls, you’re either following no program at all or are following the most poorly designed program ever.  (“Yo, it’s arm day, bro!”) If you have nothing in […]
August 3, 2017

Dear Diary, I Kicked Butt in the Gym Today!

Pop Quiz time.  When you last lifted, how much weight did you lift, and how many reps did you perform, on your third exercise?  Don’t worry, this quiz is an open notebook.  I’ll give you time to go get your workout journal.  Go ahead, I’ll wait.  What?  You don’t have one?!  Oh. Before you start feeling like I’m gonna admonish you for not recording your works, know that I’m not beyond reproach.  I’m sometimes guilty of not recording my workouts either.  And you know what […]