The Airing of Grievances Fitness Edition

Another holiday season is upon us.  I don’t know about you, but I am not really sure where 2013 went.  This year, as they are want to do, just seemed to fly by.  And just like the many years that proceeded it there were some high points and some low points.  We all set goals

Just Say Maybe!

In a previous article, I mentioned “Those 3 Little Words”.  Performance Enhancing DRUGS.  PED’s are such a large part of our sports culture that the first two words are synonymous with the third.  And in that article I attempted to reveal what I believed to be the hypocrisy of our current drug policy in this

Keep Moving Forward Because That´s How Winning is Done!

In so many different aspects of life we tend to get caught up in the minutia and miss the bigger picture.  Unfortunately this often happens to our training as well.  The truly tragic part is that usually when we engage in this habit we think it’s a good thing because we are so focused.  Make

Those 3 Little Words..Performance Enhancing…

The fact 101% of the people reading that title filled in the black with DRUGS is very telling.  It just goes to show that PED use is prevalent.  You would think that it would mostly be restricted to the Professional ranks, where any competitive advantage would lead to a bigger pay day.  However, this is

The Problem with Dogma

Now we all know that there are people that want to convince you that they have THE SECRET.  That their program is the one and only best program there is and anything else is crap.  Now generally these are “Gurus” that are trying to sell you something.  They have to convince you that their program

Passion Trumps Everything

While I know that I have already written The Truth About Internet Judges, just consider this it’s epilogue.  While writing the That’s One Strong Mother… article, I included the above video.  It shows Marisa Inda deadlifting 335lb @114lb.  Obviously, it’s a lift as awesome as Marisa is herself. However, as previously stated, when you do

Strong Women Intimidate Weak Men & Women

I have been writing a lot lately about the judgmental aspects of the fitness industry.  It is no surprise when an industry is somewhat based on the aesthetic that there are many differing opinions.  Obviously in the fitness industry we have a bit of skewed view about muscular women.  I know for myself there is

The Truth About Internet Judges

If you checked out the video you just saw Maryana Naumova, a 13 year old girl, bench 240lbs.  In other words, you just saw something AWESOME!  You just saw something that literally maybe a handful of girls her age could accomplish, and she is the only one I have ever seen on video.  This was done

Are You Afraid to Warm Up?!

I sometimes train at commercial fitness centers.  It serves to keep me in touch with what  the general public is doing, or more specifically doing wrong.  I have to admit that sometimes I feel as though I need to find the nearest eyewash stations to wash out the nightmares that I witness there.  The things

What’s Your Excuse Today?!

Thanks in no small part to the intervention of Randy “Macho Man” Savage, we all survived The Rapture. So what will you do with your reprieve? So often life changing moments such as this are what spurs phrases such as “If I only…I promise I will..”. Well guess what…you are still here. So now what?!