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Building habits for the life you want

Building habits for the life you want Each of us has only so much energy and time during a given day. If we want to realize our full potential, we need to make the best possible use of our limited resources of time and energy. This is often call time management. That...

Changing up your lifting routine: try some Olympic lifts

With Covid scrambling the schedule for powerlifting meets and the off/on opening of gyms, I have oriented my own training to physical conditioning rather than straight power. I have also changed up the routines for some of my coaching clients to emphasize (drum roll)...

Un-Learning: A Key to Consistent Progress

UN-Learning: A key to consistent progress It aint what you dont know that gets you in trouble, its what you know for sure that just aint so - Mark Twain Somehow Mark Twain must have known about the fitness industry. Just about everyone seems to be an expert. Many are...

Emerging from our Covid Cocoons: Some Exercises to Build new Skills

Emerging from our Covid Cocoons: Some Exercises to Build new Skills This mornings local newspaper noted that Covid restrictions for the entire state of Oregon could be lifted within a week. To say that the past 15 months have been disturbing for all of us would be an...

Why is Discipline so Hard? Plus Bonus Fat Loss Post

Accomplishing anything that takes commitment over time takes discipline. That is the ability to forgo short term pleasure for working longer term objectives. This work will often be difficult, frustrating, and occasionally dangerous. None of us would ever graduate...

Performance Metrics for Weightlifters: The Useful and the Useless

In recent years there has been a proliferation of fitness apps that record activities during workouts and provide data to the user. IMHO most fitness apps are brain dead and convey minimal information that is of any use. They create an illusion of precision by...

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...