Controlling those elements that you can makes you Wolverine-like to those things you can’t.
“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…]
Some of the most gratifying interactions I have in the realm of S&C / fitness / wellness are with extremely driven entrepreneurs.
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?
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… [More…]
“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” – Albert Camus Today, a question from Theory to Practice reader, Frank, regarding Autoregulating and drop-off. Keith, I have been enjoying your columns on Autoregulation and have been wracking… [More…]
“Knowledge without mileage equals bullshit.” — Henry Rollins The past week has provided for an interesting convergence of physical culture themes, punctuated by the resurgence of a few instances of the age-old “HIT vs old-school bodybuilding” debate. Actually, the debate has now mushroomed so as to include many other methodologies (CrossFit, Oly lifting, power lifting,… [More…]
“To know oneself, one should assert oneself.” – Albert Camus I’ve written in a prior post my thoughts on where supplementation fits in to my “four pillars” approach to health, fitness and wellbeing. I’ve also discussed the pros, cons and limitations of both properly designed assessments and blood panels and, citing my own Omega-3 level… [More…]
“A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.” – Confucius I’ve had some discussions lately about periodization models, and about what models I think are most effective and, more to the point, why (seemingly, at least) I don’t follow any periodization model at all in my own workouts. Even… [More…]
“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.” – Albert Einstein A few weeks ago (as documented in this post) I pricked a finger, dabbed some blood on a blotter card and, feeling rather smug that I’d “upper percentile” the hell out of the results, sent the sample off to… [More…]