Archive for December, 2016

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 ...

Movement AS Exercise

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Movement and exercise are not mutually exclusive. To exercise USING movement, you must understand how exercise-stress deteriorates form. The quality of your technique erodes in a predictable pattern. The real purpose of TACFIT was the precision emphasis on exercising with proper movement technique under stress. That predictable pattern of dis-integration ...

How is your brain on grain?

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

How is your brain on grain? Gluten affects all organs, your nervous system, moods, your immune, digestive and musculoskeletal systems. It shuts down blood flow to the prefrontal cortex (called cerebral prefrontal hypoperfusion), where you house your ability to focus and concentrate, control your emotions, plan ...

Don’t Eat at the Feedlot. Go Wild.

Friday, December 9th, 2016

"The USDA Food Pyramid should be renamed the "Feedlot Pyramid." Its nutrient profile is the same as swine-fattening chow, and is fattening the population in the same way." - Michael Eades, MD, The Protein Power Lifeplan. "Throughout your life the most profound influences on your health, vitality ...