Inexpensive (almost free) Techniques to Improve Your Strength and Power

Inexpensive (almost free) techniques to improve your strength and power. We often fall prey to the idea that it is necessary that a gadget be expensive for it to help us improve our strength and/or power. If something is expensive, we tend to assume that it must be...

Exercise and High Quality Longevity: Some new Tips and Tricks

Exercise and High-Quality Longevity: Some new Tricks and Tips High quality longevity means getting old(er) and feeling great. It means not having physical limitations on what you want to do (within reason). As I write this article Im a month from being 81 years old...

The Obesity Epidemic: Why it will be Hard to Reverse

Why are so many people so fat? Unfortunately, the answer is simple. They eat too much for their level of activity. What can we do about it? Straightforward, but definitely NOT easy. In this essay Ill offer a bit of perspective on why so many of us are obese and what...

Three Quick Tips for Speeding Your Reconditioning After Covid Shutdown

In the past month or so many of the gyms we have been missing have begun to open again. My gym of choice only opened again on April Fools Day. Many of us who have been working out but did not have access to barbells are back pursuing heavy lifting. The last thing any...

What can Powerlifters Learn from Golfers

With the Masters Golf Championship being played this week in Augusta, Georgia, I happened to hear an interview on Freakonomics Radio with Greg Norman one of the all-time great golfers. I should note that I know almost nothing about golf. I do not even know where you...

Reviving Your Mind-Muscle Connection After a Layoff: Help for the Bench Press

Covid has forced many of us to train on our own outside our normal gym habitat. When we finally get back in the gym, we discover that we must take some time to get back in shape. Most of us will patiently do our reconditioning for about a week. Any more time than...

Learning From Failure: Ideas for Powerlifters from the Harvard Business Review

Everyone pays lip service to the idea that we should learn from your mistakes. That is a nice idea, but it sidesteps the issue of precisely what you are supposed to learn and how? If you are going to learn something it must be useful for managing your training or...

5 Tricks I learned working out during the Covid lockdown

It was about a year ago that they gyms in my area were put in lockdown because of Covid. For the first time since I was an obnoxious teenager I could not go to a gym to play with barbells and other heavy objects. This was a day I thought would never come. However,...

Your Personal Training Management System: Part 3 – Recovering from Exercise

Your Personal Training Management System : Part 3: Recovery “Lifting heavy weights will not make you strong. Lifting heavy weight and recovering will make you very strong.” : Dan John Fitness is one of those areas of life where fantasy and wishful thinking...