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Take the Weight Off Your Shoulders

Monday, January 16th, 2017

You've been unconsciously taught a shoulder position for your entire life, with elbows wide and shoulder blades shrugged. It's in a "traditional" push-up, it infects bench press and it has become the posture of "backpack culture." Due to evolutionary biology, chronic and acute stress instantly and semi-permanently, shrug your shoulders ...

Shut-Down Routines for Your Brain

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

  If you want to do an exceptional job: set your perspective that you're starting work when you're going to sleep, for your brain readiness the following day depends upon your sleep the prior night.  Much like growth doesn't happen when you exercise but when you recover, Quality of Work doesn't begin ...

Are You a Self-Actualizer or a Transcender?

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

"Theory Z" was the final theory by Abraham Maslow. Published after his death, this posthumous contribution to his body of work redefined his Pyramid of Needs by differentiating between Self-Actualizers and Transcenders. In his early work on the Pyramid of Needs, he originally had stated that only 1% of the ...

The 5Fs of Quality of Life

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

The New Year approaches and new opportunity for reinvention. I am a practical and quietly religious man who benefits from simple mnemonics to rightly apply life's instructions. In 2017, I aspire to apply the 5Fs more fully. “Do you not know your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within ...

The Truth behind “Variation” in Exercise

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Variation is a highly coveted belief in most fitness approaches. It espouses that the more that you change the exercises you perform - the less likely that you'll be injured, the more physique results you receive, and (magically) the more "functional" you'll become. Unfortunately, practicing variation, as it is currently ...

The Allergy Cure of Raw Milk of the Farm Effect

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Heating (pasteurization) and mixing (homogenization) forces milk casein and fats into configurations that make the proteins stackable into fibers (amyloids). These milk protein fibers form a natural repetition of the same amino acid on each of the stacked proteins. Beta-amyloid fibers with positively charged amino acids in a band along ...

Swinging Weight for Functional Strength Longevity

Monday, December 26th, 2016

You can swing a weight to decrease resistance or you can swing it to add resistance. Adding resistance through swinging weight is more powerful for functional fitness, than isolated range "lifted" weight. When I created the Clubbell and Circular Strength Training, I couldn't perform traditional compression-style lifting due to joint disease ...

IN your body not ON some body

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

In practicing a combat art with TACFIT, start feeling when alignment is right and when it isn't. You may or may not be able to do this in Grappling yet, but instead of getting swept up in executing a technique ON somebody, try to hold the perspective of strengthening the proper ...

The Jenga of Proper Form

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Proper form stacks alternating stability and mobility structures like a huge Jenga game: some pieces should move - others should not, or the entire stack crashes. Knowing what to move and what to resist moving is not simple, because your brain wants to achieve the goals you give it. Command: "Move ...

The 6 Laws of Mobility

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

The 6 Laws of Mobility If you're moving a lot, poorly, you'll get in worse shape and pain faster. While the fitness industry has become obsessed with a fetish for movement, quality (mobility) has decreased considerably. When I introduced "Natural Movement" to the fitness industry in the 1990s, incumbent strength and conditioning ...