The 3/9/15 Workout, and a Word on Eccentric Training

Blue line = current effort; grey line = previous effort

Well, actually… more than a word.  A pretty lengthy post over at Barbell Shrugged.  And there’s more than likely going to be a part II to that article.  Taking a deep-dive into the subject of eccentric training.  Go check it out, implement, and get your swole on. And speaking of getting your swole on: here’s… [More…]

An Odd S&C Analogy, if You Will…


“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… [More…]

Space Travel, the Extreme Environmental Mismatch


“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… [More…]

A Max Effort Day Example


“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… [More…]

From Teflon to Tang – Proposed Effective Training Methods for In-Mission Astronauts, with Take-Aways for the Earthbound Mortal


“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… [More…]

Autoregulating the “Max Effort” Day


“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… [More…]

Dodging the Accommodation Bullet


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… [More…]