Archive for 'Theory to Practice'
Posted on 09. Dec, 2013 by theorytopractice.
“Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.” – Nietzsche Mark Rippetoe recently posted a fantastic “Crossfit analysis” article over T-Nation. This is a very honest, non-sensationalized critique of the behemoth that is Crossfit. It’s an excellent read, and I highly recommend that you check [...]
Posted on 02. Dec, 2013 by theorytopractice.
“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.” – Cicero This picture has absolutely nothing to do with the following post; it just makes me smile. My hometown BBQ joint: Railroad Bar-B-Que, in Kyle, Texas Longtime TTP readers will recognize my “three pillars” approach to [...]
Posted on 26. Nov, 2013 by theorytopractice.
“Never live beneath your privileges.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer First off, Greg Everett’s American Weightlifting, the Documentary is one hell of a work of art. And, in no small part, a true labor of love. Because only love would compel a person to spend so much time and effort in a “thankless” endeavor. In [...]
Posted on 18. Nov, 2013 by theorytopractice.
It is one thing to show a man that he is in error; it is another to make him see the truth. John Locke Wow, things seem to be moving at warp speed lately, and last week was the epitome of that. Hell, I’m not one to whine, but I’ve still got a birthday [...]
Posted on 11. Nov, 2013 by theorytopractice.
“The new source of power is not money in the hands of a few, but information in the hands of many.” – John Naisbitt So I turned 49 this weekend. Which, if my math is correct, marks my 38th year of actively pursuing strength and conditioning as way to better myself. And even before my [...]
Posted on 04. Nov, 2013 by theorytopractice.
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt I’ve fielded some very good questions about the concepts of “Autoregulation” and “drop-off” lately, so I think I’ll dive into a little deeper explanation and elaborate on these ideas using a couple of actual workouts. I’ll also toss a couple of new [...]
Posted on 28. Oct, 2013 by theorytopractice.
“Several excuses are always less convincing than one.” – Aldous Huxley Let’s Talk Nutrition! And let me begin by saying that this is not intended to be an exhaustive treatise, but rather a 30,000 ft overview of how I approach the question of diet, nutrition and supplementation. And what is my approach, in a nutshell? [...]
Posted on 20. Oct, 2013 by theorytopractice.
“You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.” – Wayne Gretzky Old school — Walter Payton, “Sweetness”, chargin’ the hills Here’s a workout that I and my good friend, Bryan Barksdale, knocked-out this week. What I’d like to cover are some of the various ways we can Autoregulate this very basic MetCon [...]
Posted on 11. Oct, 2013 by theorytopractice.
“Everything that lives, lives not alone, nor for itself.” – William Blake Way back in my college football playing days, I could pull-off a fairly sweet standing backflip. No big deal on our team at that time, because in actuality, every one of our five starting DBs (we ran a 3/3 split if that [...]
Posted on 02. Oct, 2013 by theorytopractice.
“What we’ve got here is, failure to communicate. Some men you just can’t reach. So you get what we had here last week, which is the way he wants it. Well, he gets it. I don’t like it any more than you men…..” Captain, Road Prison 36; Cool Hand Luke Ahhh, one of my all-time [...]