Archive for the ‘nervous system’ 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 ...

Movement is not Mobility

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Recently asked,"how come the joint mobility program of TACFIT Commando advises tensing and fatiguing muscles? it seems a little counter intuitive. one would think it should relax and loosen them no?" It only appears counter-logical at first glance, because joint mobility is taught (by those who don't understand it) as joint ...

5 Steps to Score a 10 on your Healthy Fitness

Monday, January 25th, 2010

You can't exercise yourself out of the 5S's (sweets, snacks, simples seconds or stimulants.) No sweets (sugars or substitutes, natural or synthetic) No snacks (eat larger meals properly spaced 3-5 hours apart) No simples (eat complex rather than simple carbs) No seconds (one plateful and no more) No stimulants (remove caffeine, nicotine, etc.) If you have ...

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 ...

How-to Walk the Tightrope of Perfection

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

Due to my genetic disadvantages, I needed to exploit every technological (training) advantage possible. This included the hormonal edge of training. Though my opponents may have been physically superior, tapping into the hormonal cascade helped me super-charge my skills beyond that of my competition. But it's a fine line, a ...

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; ...

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 ...

Gained 33lbs of Athletic Muscle and 40 Years of Life!

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

The 2 images on the left were from early November 2008, just about to depart for Italy. The 2 on the right were from last week. So, ten months. Not a ten weeks steroid induced swell, BUT I have better range of motion, mobility, functional power, flexibility, mental stamina and ...

Win the Battle - Lose the War Fitness: STOP!

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Practice something daily better than the day before, and mastery becomes inevitable. Nothing can resist this self-evident law of conditioning. Not even imperfect practice can withstand that maxim, fortunately for me. Swimming upstream from the shallow end of the gene pool, I am no accident. I'm not gifted, advantaged or ...

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 ...