“Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones, which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.” – Henry Clay Taking a short break from the Walk Through the Five Ts for the following story. We’ll get back to the Five Ts next week, but this, in my mind, is a very important [...]
“The only sin passion can commit is to be joyless.” – Dorothy L. Sayers Dog food GPP. Doin’ my part to “Keep Austin Weird” by single-arm overhead strolling the few blocks from the pet shop to Efficient Exercise’s Rosedale studio with with a 50lb bag of mutt food. Did I gather any looks? Hell, this is Austin — [...]
“For every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.” – H. L. Mencken After a long day of Grand Opening festivities; the nucleus of Efficient Exercise’s San Antonio gang. Photo by Christopher Lazano. It’s shocking, at times, when I come face-to-face with just how long I’ve been in this S&C [...]
“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” – Guillaume Apollinaire Just another lazy Sunday afternoon at Efficient Exercise. I thought that an old school squat clean paired with a new school ARXFit chest press would make for an interesting combo. And hey, why not pull off [...]
“I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” – Ralph Nader By now I’m quite sure you’ve run across, in some form or fashion, Marlene Zuk’s work, Paleofantasy. Now, I can’t claim to have actually read the book, but I have read a few interviews [...]
Posted on 07. Apr, 2013 by theorytopractice.
“A leader must have the courage to act against an expert’s advice.” – James Callaghan Whoa…. I’m still coming out of the whirlwind that was this past weekend’s uber-successful Paleo f(x) symposium. The Paleosphere is rife with assessments, so no need for me to do one here. Not only that, but mine would be a tad bit [...]
“Genius is talent set on fire by courage.” – Henry van Dyke We’re in the final run-up to the awesome, 3-day Paleo f(x) symposium this week — 80 speakers, 700+ attendees, approximately 100 volunteers, S&C workshops, cooking demos, a huge expo area, after-hours dinners and parties — a true, 3-day, not-to-be-missed, ultimate wellness, uber-event. Can’t [...]
Posted on 17. Mar, 2013 by theorytopractice.
“Genius is eternal patience.” – Michelangelo Many people new to training, or new to healthy dieting — or even new to the whole ancestral wellness idea — are, by necessity, driven to emulate the actions of those who have forged a path ahead of them. This is the early part of any new learning curve, [...]
“Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.” – Friedrich Schiller Seriously? Thirty snatches? What the fu…..? Well, I Think we all know where this post is going. But let me preface things first by saying that I am absolutely *not* a CrossFit hater. I’ve stated routinely that I appreciate CrossFit’s sense of community, competitive atmosphere, [...]
“Chance favors the prepared mind.” – Louis Pasteur Time…or more aptly, lack thereof. When discussing the Five Ts with my clients – or even when evaluating my own program – time is more often than not found to be the most restrictive obstacle to overcome. Whether it be time available to devote per workout, or cumulatively throughout [...]