Measure It

Years ago, In a regular gym, a squat was whatever you wanted it to be. Some people squatted below parallel, others put 300 on the bar and did what looked like a clip from Cyote Ugly. You could get 100lbs stronger if you just go an inch shallower on the next rep! Not...

So, You’re Stuffed.

Turkey Day has come and gone, but what you had for dinner while sitting next to creepy uncle Mike, has not. So you hop on the Googles to search “Thanksgiving WOD” and almost tap on the autofill suggestion of “Throwing off carolers” instead. If...

Black Heart Inertia

Unless you are prepared to overcome the inertia of complacency, you will attain little beyond what that inertia is already bringing you. We can have the drive to improve our state, our fitness, or ourselves, but without changing up what we do, we will and must stay...

How to Get Stronger. A Thought for Life Athletes

If an athlete wants to get stronger. She has two options. 1. Increase the amount of work she does. Like a coin, there is another side that you can’t see while looking at this. More work (reps, load, training sessions) means: More recovery. More cool-downs. More...

Ask Me Anything: Whey or Casein?

Question) Soooo, during the school year, I frequently have the protein shake with a salad, or even a ¼ cup of almonds.  Would I be better off with the slower digesting protein (I forgot the name of it – starts with a C)? Answer) There are three common protein...