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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,….  

Lessons from the Greats

I recently visited the Stark Museum in Austin, Texas. If you love fitness and strength, this would be our shrine. Jan and Terry Todd had the tools used by the greats of our past, archival photos and practically every book, magazine and scrap of paper ever written on the subject.   After visiting the museum,….  

Minimalism in the Gym

Minimalism is one of the fastest growing concepts in fitness. Although the concept has been around a long time, Tim Ferris made it a buzzword with his book “The Four Hour Body.” Like poison, good training is all in the dose. A little poison might actually cure you for one thing, but a little too….  

Heating up Rest Periods

Adding some heat to rest periods.   Phil Maffetone is an underappreciated resource in the fitness community. He has a great insight on heart rate during training. Don’t let your HR get over 180 minus your age and get back to work when you see 160 minus your age. It’s a simple formula:   Age….  

Tension and Training

The most underappreciated part of strength training is understanding tension. Let’s imagine that you have a tension/relaxation dial that goes from one to ten. (“To eleven…that’s one more” to quote my inner Spinal Tap). One is a sloppy mess on the floor after a sauna, massage, sex and martinis. This is total relaxation. A ten….  

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