Strength training was originally popularized through bodybuilding in the 70’s. Arnold Schwarzenegger popularized working out and a bodybuilding style weightlifting program became the norm for cross-training athletes.Continue reading
Something that often bothers me is the language we use to talk about movement, health, and wellness in general. We apply very little thought to the words we use and how we relate linguistically. Words are powerful things as they are essentially thoughts brought into the physical world.Continue reading
We brag about how little we slept last night. If you get a full 8 hours of sleep you’re often considered lazy. Our hyper-productive culture sees sleep as a waste of time. But the importance of adequate sleep cannot be understated.Continue reading
We move less than we ever have. That’s a problem in itself. But when we do move, we frankly move like shit. Most of us have numerous movement pathologies. And poor movement patterns gradually break the body. They lead to pain and dysfunction. Why not take every opportunity you get to move better?Continue reading
Failure is the path to success. If you’re not failing, then you’re not pushing your boundaries. The mantra, “failure is not an option” is folly. In order to learn a new skill and to expand your capabilities, you’re going to have to fail many, many times. And even once you succeed there will be a lot of room for improvement.Continue reading
Before I start with this topic, let me assure you that I am very guilty of doing this myself and this post comes from the last 2 years of me making tough choices to completely change the course of my life. I put it off for far longer than I should have because there were things I had to “take care of first”. Sometimes that’s true. Most of the time it’s not. In my case, it mostly wasn’t true.
“The best way to avoid responsibility is to say, ‘I’ve got
-Richard BachContinue reading
Aside from an issue you were born with or an acute injury, if you’re in pain it’s almost certainly from either misuse or disuse. The human body is incredibly resilient but years of misuse will cause it to break down. And if you just sit on a couch all day, your body will no longer be useful.Continue reading
Let’s have the relationship talk. Despite what you’re probably thinking right now, I don’t mean your significant other. Although that is an important relationship, I’m talking about all your relationships. The relationships you have with everyone in your life.
Why are we talking about healthy relationships on a health and fitness website? We’re talking about it because humans are social critters and require a community if we’re going to be healthy. If you want a strong, healthy community then understanding relationships is extremely important.Continue reading
How often do you see someone walking down the street staring at their mobile phone? What about driving, or sitting at dinner, or out with friends? Most of us are hopelessly addicted to our cell phones.