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Programming 101…and My Birthday! (Welcome to what 60 looks like!)

  It’s a rare day that the question of programming comes up. I would love to just say “Push, Pull, Hinge, Squat, Loaded Carry and Groundwork for reasonable reps and load,” but that doesn’t truly answer the key issues.   The first issue is simply: “What is your goal?” If you want fat loss you….  


If you live an active lifestyle, you begin to take a few things for granted. Vacations seem to bring out the big issues. I have a few warning signs: if I find that I cover up more at the pool or beach, if suitcases need to be roller bags if I am more than fifty….  

Lacking Weights

Sometimes lacking something leads to new insights. I began lifting weights in 1965 and I have had the best facilities one can imagine. I have also trained in rougher situations.   World class gyms that cater to sports performance often get pushed out of business by the box gyms. Like Thom Plummer says, “If all….  

Assessing and Testing (and some training ideas)

Part of my career is assessing other programs in schools and gyms. I use a pretty simple system when looking at weekly and monthly training. First, I simply just circle and note the number of times each of the Fundamental Human Movements appears in the training. My list is this:   Push Pull Hinge Squat….  

Crazy about Cardio

There are phrases from fitness that leap into the public discussion that drive me crazy. Functional, hydration, core and cardio are the four I hate the most. “Are you hydrating?” No, mom, but I am drinking water!   Cardio training is the one I squirm the most when I hear it. The Cardiovascular system is,….  

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