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 [...]
Posted on 03. Mar, 2014 by theorytopractice.
“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” -Anais Nin The epitome of explosiveness; the central nervous system in action. One strength and conditioning falsehood that never seems to die is the notion that the Central Nervous System cannot be effectively trained. In other words, much like speed, you’ve got [...]
Posted on 24. Feb, 2014 by theorytopractice.
Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records. -William Arthur Ward A question during a recent podcast interview (I’ll post the link when it’s up and running) prompted me to consider how my training has changed over the years. Not just the nuts-and-bolts specifics of that training, but the deeper, underlying, philosophical aspects. [...]
“There is always an easy solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.” – H.L. Mencken Yet another application of the multi-versatile ARXFit technology that I employ at Efficient Exercise is to use it as the go-to, heavy force production movement when utilizing the Complex, Contrast, and (my favorite) the French Contrast methods. Wait… [...]
Posted on 03. Feb, 2014 by theorytopractice.
“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” – Albert Camus Today, a question from Theory to Practice reader, Frank, regarding Autoregulating and drop-off. Keith, I have been enjoying your columns on Autoregulation and have been wracking [...]
“Knowledge without mileage equals bullshit.” — Henry Rollins The past week has provided for an interesting convergence of physical culture themes, punctuated by the resurgence of a few instances of the age-old “HIT vs old-school bodybuilding” debate. Actually, the debate has now mushroomed so as to include many other methodologies (CrossFit, Oly lifting, power [...]
“To know oneself, one should assert oneself.” – Albert Camus I’ve written in a prior post my thoughts on where supplementation fits in to my “3 pillars” approach to health, fitness and wellbeing. I’ve also discussed the pros, cons and limitations of both properly designed assessments and blood panels and, citing my own Omega-3 level [...]
Posted on 12. Jan, 2014 by theorytopractice.
“A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.” – Confucius I’ve had some discussions lately about periodization models, and about what models I think are most effective and, more to the point, why (seemingly, at least) I don’t follow any periodization model at all in my own workouts. Even [...]
“Chaos is what we’ve lost touch with. This is why it is given a bad name. It is feared by the dominant archetype of our world, which is Ego, which clenches because its existence is defined in terms of control.” ― Terence McKenna Being fully immersed in a particular subject — in my case, S&C and [...]
Posted on 29. Dec, 2013 by theorytopractice.
“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.” – Albert Einstein A few weeks ago (as documented in this post) I pricked a finger, dabbed some blood on a blotter card and, feeling rather smug that I’d “upper percentile” the hell out of the results, sent the sample off to [...]