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Swings

Just as I began my first workouts, an interesting exercise was slowly slipping from the gyms, weightrooms and spas of the world: the swing. As the era of Universal and then Nautilus machines pushed kettlebells, fixed barbells and gymnastics equipment from the floor, one of the best overall “fat burning athlete builders” also disappeared. Many….  

Killer Apps

There is a documentary about computers that shaped the way I coach. Very simply, it was thought that the world would probably only need five computers. There is a great scene in the movie, Apollo XIII, where all the guys in white shirts and skinny black ties pop out their sliderules to calculate the trajectory….  

Bigger Better Deal

An interesting thing happens every time I write an article on the Internet. It’s not exactly criticism, but it is what we used to call “one-upmanship.” In full candor, William Shakespeare faced a different kind of criticism; his poor work led to the audience throwing vegetables at him, so I should be careful here. What….  

I have ONE rule…

I have an odd rule that drives many people crazy. My assistants and interns always laugh because I get so frustrated with people when they break this rule. The problem is simple: I forget to tell people that I have this rule! It is fairly obvious:   Do NOT criticize, condemn or correct a training….  

Building your Home Gym

I wish I could say this nicely, but I hate commercial gyms. I can’t stand public training facilities. Since 1971, the bulk of my training has been in my backyard, my garage or my porch. When you add up the commute time, the gym fees and the hassle of dealing with some zit backed teen….  

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