“Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.” – Erica Jong Danger: insight into the workings of a dangerous mind follow. A recent conversation with Jim Keen, of our ARX sales force, led me to the following analogy of athletic power generation. In essence we [...]
“Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.” – Teddy Roosevelt The Paleo lifestyle. Efficient and effective strength and conditioning. Pinpointed micro-nutrition and supplementation. When everything is boiled down to the essential rue, that “rue” is simply this: optimization of the human animal within the environment it finds itself. And the most [...]
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs Former beauty queen and current jujitsu beast, Whitney Miller, following an ARX-heavy, Efficient Exercise throwdown. Read her take on the action, here. A few weeks ago, in “Autoregulating the Max Effort Day”, I discussed using a “density maximum” on a max [...]
From Teflon to Tang – Proposed Effective Training Methods for In-Mission Astronauts, with Take-Aways for the Earthbound Mortal
Posted on 04. Aug, 2014 by theorytopractice.
“Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts.” – Richard Feynman Gettin’ space swole; NASA’s ARED unit. A directionally accurate (at least) step for astro-bruhs. This week I’ll be traveling to, and presenting at, the AHS gathering in Berkeley, CA. This is a very special time for me, as I actually do get to [...]
“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, [...]