“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw If you’ve followed my TTP writings for any length of time, you know that I follow (albeit loosely) a Westside-esque, Conjugate-leaning methodology in my personal training. Though I do a lot more running (sprinting) and bodyweight/bar work, and less dedicated “assistance” work [...]
It’s not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters. -Paul “Bear” Bryant Accommodation? Not here, bro. Staying one step ahead of a stingy posterior chain… So, what is “accommodation”, and why should you avoid it like the friggin’ plague (or like any performance by Justin [...]
No plan of battle survives contact with the enemy – Helmuth von Moltke It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change – Darwin Two quotes this week? Yeah, absolutely — because the two go hand-in-hand. My recent trip to England afforded me [...]
Wingspan, Anthropometry and Biomechanics (Or, How Being Built Like a Gibbon Affects My Exercise Programming)
Posted on 09. Jun, 2014 by theorytopractice.
For me, life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer. – Arnold Schwarzenegger So here’s a question for you: what does limb length relative to body height say about your potential for success in various athletic [...]
Posted on 02. Jun, 2014 by theorytopractice.
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. -Nelson Mandela Hmmm…that guy on the front row doesn’t look too concerned about missing a workout or three… So I have this love/hate thing going on with traveling, and maybe you do, too. You see, I love going [...]
“You cannot find peace by avoiding life.” – Virginia Woolf Not much in the way of posting the past couple of weeks. That I’ve been a little busy might be a slight understatement… So, did you attend Paleo f(x) this year? If you did, you know it was an absolutely awesome event. If you didn’t, [...]
Heal thyself, harden thyself, change the world – Keith & Michelle Norris, Paleo f(x) Co-founders The largest Paleo event in the world takes place this week, in Austin, Texas. To say that Michelle and I are thrilled as to what this event has become would be the grossest of understatements. The “little fledgling movement [...]
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. -Vince Lombardi On the left, your normal, everyday whippet. And on the right, his myostatin-deficient, albeit slow-poke, cousin. So here’s something rather interesting — and particularly sad, too, if you’re an animal rights/dog-lover, like myself: breeding whippets for speed inadvertently produces incidences of myostatin [...]
“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. – Albert Schweitzer Quiz time. The above is (A) Keith’s response to “the coffee bar is now closed”, (B) Keith’s response to seeing no cleans, chins, dips or sprints in your last week’s programming, (C) a feisty Tasmanian devil, or (D) [...]
Posted on 10. Mar, 2014 by theorytopractice.
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” – E.E. Cummings photo via USA Today Sports It still (still!) shocks me when people assume that to be a great athlete, one has to go 100% balls-to-the-wall puke-fest each and every workout. A notion, of course, that is absolutely ludicrous. It [...]