Mere change is not growth. Growth is the synthesis of change and continuity, and where there is no continuity there is no growth. -CS Lewis “Game changer” is a hackneyed phrase these days, but I’ll be damned if I can think of a better term to use for the movements I’ve been able to associate… [More…]
“True happiness is … to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.” – Seneca This workout offered a great example of how I use a particular tool (in this case, the ARXFit biofeedback readout) to autoregulate the entirety of a session. Here’s what went down: A1) overhead push press: w/u to 145/5 A2)… [More…]
“If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.” – Michaelangelo My good friend Roger Dickerman really knows how to work an interview. His knowledge of health, wellness and fitness is vast, he gets just how to pace the discussion, and has a… [More…]
If you are unable to find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it? – Dogen Sewell Park, on the Campus of Texas State University. The San Marcos river here is spring fed, and remains a constant, year-round, 68º F. Site, for me, of many a post football practice… [More…]
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” – Carl Jung Water therapy rocks for injury recovery (for horses, too); this we know. But does it also have the potential to aid in hypertrophy gains? Readers of Theory to Practice realize that there is a difference (a HUGE… [More…]
Do a little investigation into the injury incidence of modern and ballet dancers and you begin to wonder if you’re looking at the risk-of-injury prognosis and expected career lengths of NFL (Not For Long) players. Dancing is brutal on a body — especially so on a frail body.
That picture above is of the old school, plate-loaded, Nautilus pullover. “Best of class” when it comes to the old school machines. And plate-loaded because, let’s face it, the weight stacks on the newer models just don’t go heavy enough, brah. Plus, who doesn’t like the clang and rattle of old 45 lb plates?
“Beware the Ides of March”, huh? — hey, who says? Meh, maybe for Caesar, but not for me. I tested out my newly-purchased (yea Craig’s List!) weight vest today, and it worked swimmingly; a great addition to the ol’ weightlifting toolbox! Sorry to disappoint, Caesar. I began today’s workout with an extended leg-centric warm-up, focusing… [More…]
“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.” ~ Ovid I’m sure many of you have already seen this story, which appeared back in late February: ScienceDaily (Feb. 27, 2009) — Ancient footprints found at Rutgers’ Koobi Fora Field School show that some of the earliest humans walked like us and did… [More…]