Archive for the ‘biomechanics’ Category

Fitness vs. Tactical Conditioning?

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

One of our CST nation asked a great question which deserves repeating. "Hi. I've been watching with interest Coach Sonnon's TACFIT Groundfighter workout videos recently. Clearly they are an excellent resource, whether for follow-on by the gifted or adapted for mere mortals such as myself. However, I was wondering whether it ...

Fitness that Matters: Body-Flow

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Does your fitness matter? Asking this question, many people defer to primal movements, to sylvan retreats in the woods and camo-covered camps. Many need to rediscover running barefoot, climbing trees, jumping across rocks, swimming through rapids, and crawling across the earth. But that's only a rudimentary step, if not merely nostalgic; ...

Breaking the Code on your Physical Mastery

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Many of you are developing in your Circular Strength Training (CST). Some, coming to understand that linear training doesn't even exist: just "good" CST and "bad" CST.  Lately, I've been receiving valid questions from you why the books and videos in the CST Coaching Development Program cannot be purchased beforehand, ...

FREE 16 Minute Leg and Glute Workout - VIDEOS INSIDE

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Though we're taught to think in terms of repetition - you have to do 8-12 repetitions for 3-4 sets in order to build muscle - your body doesn't actually know the difference between numbers of repetitions. It only knows more tension or less tension: a principle called "time under tension" ...

Reclaiming our Primal Health Club

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

The first weapon, the first martial art, the original strength conditioning tool and exercise, wasn't even one's own bodyweight. No, my friends, we're tool-users. We need to see outside of ourselves to discover what's within. And in that quest to discover the world to discover ourselves, we picked up the ...

Top 5 Animal Bodyweight Exercises: #4 The Ape Step

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

You may be following the sequence of these tutorials on my Top 5 Animal Bodyweight Exercises I've learned from primarily three sources: Russian zdorovye (picture Cossack dance plus martial art), Persian zhurkaneh (the "house of power" of their ancient wrestlers), and Indian vyayam (hatha's older, evil brother.) The #4 spot gets ...

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) ...

Why Sometimes Mobility Doesn’t Work?

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

There are many spin-off routines for Mobility beginning to spread around, each with their own ideas about how to do it differently, and yet they each have inherent flaws because they're just guesswork lacking not only experience, but the science behind it. Intu-Flow isn't a mere technique; it's a physiological mechanism. ...

Learn How to Make the Mistakes of a Master

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

One of the most influential teachers in my study in the former Soviet Union was one of the fathers of modern biomechanics, Nicolai Aleksandrovitch Bernstein, author of Dexterity and its Development. His influence strongly presents itself in my sportive and combative studies in Russia, and contributed to the development of ...