Archive for 'Fitness'

An Odd S&C Analogy, if You Will…

Posted on 08. Sep, 2014 by .

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“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 [...]

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Space Travel, the Extreme Environmental Mismatch

Posted on 02. Sep, 2014 by .

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“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 [...]

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A Max Effort Day Example

Posted on 25. Aug, 2014 by .

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“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 [...]

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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 .

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“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 [...]

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Autoregulating the “Max Effort” Day

Posted on 21. Jul, 2014 by .

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“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 [...]

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Dodging the Accommodation Bullet

Posted on 14. Jul, 2014 by .

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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 [...]

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The Secret? Do the Work!

Posted on 23. Jun, 2014 by .

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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 [...]

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Wingspan, Anthropometry and Biomechanics (Or, How Being Built Like a Gibbon Affects My Exercise Programming)

Posted on 09. Jun, 2014 by .

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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 [...]

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Anxious about Traveling? Try the Planned Overreach

Posted on 02. Jun, 2014 by .

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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 [...]

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Paleo f(x)! — and, Too Strong for Your Own Good?

Posted on 26. Apr, 2014 by .

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“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, [...]

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