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What holds people back so much of the time is that they let the perfect become the enemy of the good. Perfect conditions rarely show up. If you wait for things to be perfect, you’ll always be waiting. Imperfect, consistent … Continue reading
Disclaimer: I’m not a physical therapist, however, these are a few basics I’ve found that work well for the vast majority of my clients. If you need a physical therapist, then definitely see one! Another disclaimer, and this one’s all … Continue reading
I hate the word “core” because that’s synonymous with late night infomercials and thirty day plank challenges to be completed while also doing lemon juice cleanses. So, I use the word “midsection” because it’s a less loaded term.
Are the muscles around the front, back and side balanced and working well together? There’s no one single magical muscle group. Is the workload shared and not just piled onto one area? That’s the real question and addressing the sway that sway is a big part of the picture.
This workout is all about a few basics done well. Not only can you burn more fat and build muscle, you don’t have to make it overly complicated. Complicated sells copy. Simple accomplishes the goal. You don’t need a gym … Continue reading
What’s the coolest side effect of adding strength work into your life?
I try not to concentrate on “just” how I look because we can become to attached to the outside, but it is indeed delightful to see my body respond in such a positive way to the strength training. When I’m in training I also feel more centered, more positive, more connected to myself and others. Since my work is mostly solitary, I love working out with the class and Charlie. It keeps me motivated and more happy throughout the week. Continue reading
We’ve all seen how easy and common it is to just let go. It can happen after we’re done with sports in school. It can happen when we hit the workforce. Or after we have kids. The story goes that … Continue reading
I grew up watching tough guy movies and for whatever reason, seeing actors who just seemed old and I mean old for decades, made me wonder: what happened? It’s like one day you’re Steve McQueen and the next day you … Continue reading
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” -Mark Twain Lately I’ve been reevaluating the idea of the minimum effective dose when it comes to conditioning and fat loss. I’ve certainly … Continue reading
The New Year is upon us and that means, for many of us, New Years Resolutions. But, first a side note and a parable. I train in the Japanese martial art aikido and every January we mark the beginning of … Continue reading