How to slow cook your fitness

A guaranteed recipe for success. How long has it taken you to reach the goals you set at the beginning of a project or your fitness journey? Couple hours? Perhaps a day or two? Maybe three or four weeks? How about closer to a year? Odds are if you’ve stayed the course on your big…

Your Power Struggle

How to acquire, harness, and wield power Is this an article justifying your authoritarian leadership style? No, but it is an article that should help boost your power output and help you make decisions to succeed more and fail less. And by power output I don’t mean how much energy and torque you can create…

New Year, New Goals

I heard some advice a while ago that made me cringe, the advice was as follows: An individual should not set specific goals for themselves, because they risk not meeting those goals and then subject themselves to failure, a trend that many people repeat year after year. Once the goals are not achieved, the realization…

How To Eat An Elephant

No, not literally, but the concept is still the same; how do you tackle big goals, big obstacles, and challenges that life throws your way? One bite at a time. There is no such thing as a quantum leap in your fitness, your finances, or your personal relationships. They are the outcome of many smaller,…

Resistance Training Makes Better Humans

This is the complimentary article following the “Run Better, Run Less” post. The goal is to scratch the surface on why resistance training will make better athletes in every sport and every walk of life and why it should be a necessary component in your workout program. Anyone who has ever had a constructive argument…

Progression!

I know I said the next article would be about benefits of resistance training for runners, and it will be!  This is not, technically, an article though, so I’m off the hook (right?). I’ve attached an excel spreadsheet that will benefit everyone and anyone who has ever walked into their fitness facility and thought, “This…

Run Better, Run Less!

  Misleading title, you say? The statement is too good to be true? You read correctly, folks! There are a variety of different ways to make you a better endurance athlete, whether recreational, semi-pro, or professional. I suppose the title is misleading in the sense that this article is for anyone in the endurance sport…

Mo’ Mobility!

Ever tried driving an 8-cylinder car on only four of its cylinders? Odds are, that is exactly what you’re doing with your body! Most of us don’t realize that the day-to-day grind of poor movement patterns and awful posture is actually wearing us out more than the donuts you had for breakfast. What’s worse is…

The Little Things

My wife and I were out at a park this weekend enjoying the weather and catching up with some reading.  My wife wanted to take a few pictures before we left so we began wandering through the gardens nearby.  I couldn’t help but notice how pristine and spectacular the scene was that we were enjoying.  I…

5 Things Every Runner Should Know

  Whether you’re a competitive marathoner, recreational runner, or treadmill warrior, here are some things we should all have under our belt (other than just our legs, of course)!   1) Bones, your best friends or your worst enemies   2) Mobility, the secret to performance enhancement   3) Resistance training, the runners ultimate weapon…