Archive for the ‘progress’ Category

Secret #2: “The Way is in Training” by Scott Sonnon

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Secret #2: “The Way is in Training” by Scott Sonnon Daily, Diligent, Consistent Training. Although I’ve won international gold medals in 5 sports, written nearly 20 books, published 2,000+ articles, produced well over 200 videos, presented at universities, agencies and organizations worldwide, as well ...

Do YOU Have What it Takes? Maybe!

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

In 1993, I competed in my first World Games. It was quite intimidating to be among so many elite athletes, especially considering it was the Universiade: the Olympics for University athletes. I had trained like a madman, between 4-6 hours a day, had to drop 22lbs to meet my weight ...

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 ...

Happy New Decade: 10,000 Hours in 10 Years

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Finishing 10,000 hours of training in my 10 year goal today, I felt that I needed to share my reflections on the journey... Many of you know my story, and have read why I got started in martial arts and tactical fitness. I had amassed a great deal of guidance and ...

Why I Got Started in Martial Arts

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Doctors claimed my joint pain related to osteochondrosis, which basically means as I grew my connective tissue didn't adhere to my growth plates like normal children and causing conventional sports and athletics to shred me, requiring my mother to rub my joints with liniment nightly as I screamed through tears ...

The euphoria of exercise

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Now, I know what you're thinking. And you're probably not far from the truth. When we're talking about states of euphoria, the sexual orgasm lights up the brain's neural circuitry like a Christmas tree. The only endogenous (deriving from inside the body) phenomenon close to the sexual orgasm are the ...

Perfect Practice does NOT make Perfect!

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

You're often told that practice doesn't make perfect; perfect practice makes perfect. Unfortunately, this redundant cliche lacks meaning and guidance. Firstly, even if you could practice a perfect technique, the body always adapts neurologically, so technically... perfect practice would make perfect-er. But that's not the problem is it? The difficulty isn't ...

My Workout Road-Map to the 2010 World Games!

Friday, November 27th, 2009

A plan is more like a magnifying glass than a road-map, but you need to start somewhere, plot a course toward a destination and then enjoy the reality that the map never matches the landscape. A training plan gets you started and paying attention to detail, because you can't find ...

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 ...

TACFIT: Fitness that Matters! Need Motivated?

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Having trouble feeling motivated to exercise, to face a goal, to chase down a dream? Maybe you're not lazy or meek. Maybe you just you've been watching and listening to others, and as a result have learned ineffective tools for motivation. No wonder, because the motivational tools out there wouldn't ...