Archive for the ‘over-training’ Category

5 Scientific Secrets to High-Octane Living

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Thank you for returning, my friend! Well then since you're back, let me share with you what I learned from some of the world’s greatest mentors... who could push a pencil in the lab and then walk outside and push a rock in real life. Because that’s really the point isn’t ...

Are You a Hero or a Warrior?

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

We're not all pretty little butterflies with equally valid opinions about fitness. Some approaches are wrong. Whether veiled within humor or outright "bootcamp" hazing, encouraging pushing people well-beyond their physical limits represents everything that health-first fitness opposes. Here we have Greg Glassman, founder of Crossfit, proudly brandishing the Crossfit mascot, "Pukey ...

Plandomize: 80% Benefits from Last 20% Skill

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Some may have misunderstood the sample workouts I've posted on my blog. This was never meant to become a WOD: Workout of the Day. With WODs, you may receive initial fitness benefits from new exercise due to the novelty to the nervous system experiences. This is the "muscle confusion" that ...

Cross-training or TACFIT (Tactical Fitness)?

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

There are approaches on the market which have done a great job at popularizing high-intensity interval training: Crossfit, Parisi, Athletes Performance. Now, I agree that we've become such an overly-PC exercise society that people rarely push themselves hard enough. But sometimes the pendulum swings too far the opposite direction in ...

Functional Compensation for Swipes

Monday, March 16th, 2009

One of the primary concepts in unique to the Circular Strength Training® System is training the functional opposite in order to maintain balance by compensating for the adaptations of the prior cycle of exercise (or sport skill) development.) As I've been working my way up to the Trial By Fire (TBF) ...

Prevent 2/3 of Injuries: Watch this Video!

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

As a USA National Coach for several years, I observed many athletic injuries: more than half were absolutely preventable as they happened not in a sport or on the job, but in training. The actual preparation became the villainous hurdle to their growth and development. We've become so good at fitness ...

Smoking Joints to Build Muscle

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Although weight lifting is a mainstream fad where once it was restricted to a small genetic population, the dangers of weight lifting run from chronic pain, to debilitating injury to death. Let's just get the worst out of the way, since it isn't as frequent (but once is enough when ...

“2008 Best Overall Fitness and Health Product” - Did you guess it?

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

So, the glowing reviews keep streaming in for the Official Kettlebell Foundation DVD Series! What makes my DVD series and program unique is that you no longer have to worry about the achy, painful niggles that tweak this or pull that anymore in kettlebell lifting. You immediately can incorporate the First-Ever ...

Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning + Free Video Sample

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

Read this very important article from one of my coaching staff, Sean Flanagan, who trains noteworthy fighters such as Jorge Rivera for his UFC performances: "When most people think of conditioning for MMA, they think of conditioning specific to MMA Competitions. In this post I will look at some of the ...

Zero Footprint Running and New Mobility Freebie!

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Why do you run? What's your goal for running? Most people would say for general fitness, fat-loss and enjoyment. Okay, let me try another... if that's your goal, then what is the measuring stick for improving in running? Even for ultra-distance marathoners, the measuring stick is "time" - which translates to ...