Dodging the Accommodation Bullet

Posted on 14. Jul, 2014 by .

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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 [...]

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The Secret? Do the Work!

Posted on 23. Jun, 2014 by .

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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 [...]

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Wingspan, Anthropometry and Biomechanics (Or, How Being Built Like a Gibbon Affects My Exercise Programming)

Posted on 09. Jun, 2014 by .

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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 [...]

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Anxious about Traveling? Try the Planned Overreach

Posted on 02. Jun, 2014 by .

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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 [...]

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Paleo f(x)! — and, Too Strong for Your Own Good?

Posted on 26. Apr, 2014 by .

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“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, [...]

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Paleo f(x)!

Posted on 06. Apr, 2014 by .

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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 [...]

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Hypermuscularity vs Athleticism

Posted on 24. Mar, 2014 by .

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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 [...]

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