A quick story for you.If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you know that I’ve been without a car for going on 2 years now. The impetus for doing so was that I felt I was becoming “too soft”. Reliant upon a technology that, 90% of the time, I didn’t need.I was sacrificing a… [More…]
…or get swole, Or quit smoking. Or become a Maserati driving millionaire. You wanted something much, much deeper than that. If you do the hard work of excavating down far enough, you’ll find that your true motivations for each and every action hinge on your relationship with love, time, or fear (avoidance) of death. That… [More…]
I train with the understanding that there is no such thing as overtraining, only under recovery.
Giving Father Time a defiant, two-fisted, middle finger salute So I turned 54 on Saturday. Thanks to all of you who sent me email and social media birthday wishes. Fifty-friggin’-four. Where does the time go? November is of course when the temperature drops (even in Texas, lol…), and football season begins to really heat up. … [More…]
Proper goal setting is paramount to personal growth. CEO, sage, barber, rock & roll icon… no matter the discipline. Problem is though, people set shitty goals. Oh, they’re well intended, alright. Even directionally accurate. But most goals simply miss the mark. Just as one has to ask a well formulated and thought-out question if a… [More…]
In the language of the Westside Barbell boys, you should know the difference between a “contest max” and a “circa max”. It’s a metaphor for life that works not just with the competitive lifts, but with all things. Staying at a solid 85% in all things is good. It keeps you within striking distance… [More…]
Bodybuilding and Conjugate are not terms you’re likely to think as being compatible. Let’s change that. Conjugate for the Masses A while back I wrote about culling the most effective 20% from Westside’s Conjugate system that could be of most use to the average trainee. Someone like myself. Someone who loves to lift, rock some… [More…]
Foundations Back in the mid-70s, when I first caught the incurable iron flu, training 6 days a week was commonplace. The intensity and modalities varied according to one’s ability to recover (What I now call the Wave and Weave method), but 2 hours a day, 6 days a week was, well… standard fare. All was… [More…]
Everything from the desk you’re at to the computer you’re banging on to you yourself; waves, particles and open space. But if that’s not enough, try to imagine the tune that all those particles and waves are dancing to. Who — or what — in the hell is conducting this symphony? And how!?
Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash But have you seen I am Not Your Guru? You’ve read ALL the personal productivity books, done the preliminary work, defined the goal. Maybe you’ve even created an “offical” personal mission statement. And yet, after weeks, months and even years, “success” (however you define it) is still just as… [More…]