Are Athletics Healthy for You?
Are Athletics Healthy for You?
Can you be an athlete performing at the highest level and also achieve optimal health, or are these two mutually exclusive? Well, sorry to burst your bubble, but those who are truly pushing their limits are either consciously or subconsciously giving up their health to do it.
I’m Going To Die
I’m Going To Die
As I close in on turning 50 this next March, I admit that death has had a much more profound impact on me, to the point of almost making me dwell on it... and taking a 3,000-mile-long trip to spend time with my mother-in-law who has stage-4 cancer didn't really help much, either.
9 Things I Learned From a Social Media Detox
9 Things I Learned From a Social Media Detox
Quitting social media will help you realize how you’re spending your time and where you’re spending your time. Most of us, myself included, are wasting entirely too much time on stupid stuff. Stop wasting your time there and start putting it where it's most important.
The Ghost in the Machine
The Ghost in the Machine
Your body is like a race car. Even the best race cars break and wear parts down. When one of those things breaks, it, in turn, puts added pressure on other parts, which are then at risk of breaking. Take your foot off the gas pedal every now again and recover.
Top Three: A Hierarchy for Sustainable Success
Top Three: A Hierarchy for Sustainable Success
For some, training is just a hobby; but for others, training is much more than that. It's what keeps me going, and it's very close to the top of my list of priorities. But sometimes, we need to remember those other priorities, too. Here's a reminder of what they are.
The Monsters on My Shoulder
The Monsters on My Shoulder
I have two monsters perched on my left shoulder, whispering what-ifs and morbid thoughts and suggestions into my ear. No matter what I do, they won't go away. That's the most difficult part of having a mental illness.
WATCH: How to Be a Healthier Competitor
WATCH: How to Be a Healthier Competitor
If you think you can push your body to the extremes of its capabilities and not suffer consequences, you're wrong.
The Nines and Tens of Training and Nutrition
The Nines and Tens of Training and Nutrition
The things to which you devote your time fall into one of two categories: those that are building your future or those that are holding you back.
Mythbusters 204-206: Increased Cortisol, The Big 3 Powerlifts, and Fat Adaptation
Mythbusters 204-206: Increased Cortisol, The Big 3 Powerlifts, and Fat A...
Let's knock down a few more falsehoods the fitness industry has been pumping into your brain.
MythBusters 201-203: Gluten, Clean Eating, and The Fat-Burning Zone
MythBusters 201-203: Gluten, Clean Eating, and The Fat-Burning Zone
Are you falling for these foolish fitness fallacies? Here's the research behind these popular claims.
Red Yeast Rice for Healthy Blood Lipids—Who’s Foolin’ Who?
Red Yeast Rice for Healthy Blood Lipids—Who’s Foolin’ Who?
Is this “natural” supplement used to reduce blood lipids all it’s cracked up to be?
100 Hardcore Reps, Health Nazis, and Back Crushers
100 Hardcore Reps, Health Nazis, and Back Crushers
Jo Jordan, Kenny Patterson, Matt Kroc, and Stevie P. know all about Training Insanity!
Making the Best Use of Summer Training
Making the Best Use of Summer Training
This article is dedicated to all those involved in the greatest season for strength coaches...the summer!
WATCH: Skip Hill Seminar (Part 4)
WATCH: Skip Hill Seminar (Part 4)
The final installment of Skip Hill’s seminar series.
Friday Technique Video: Shoulder Integrity Exercises
Friday Technique Video: Shoulder Integrity Exercises
Do you want to keep benching, deadlifting, and squatting heavy? Then you better keep your shoulders healthy.
NYSC Undercover: Four More Tips to Fix Your Shitty Diet, Part 2
NYSC Undercover: Four More Tips to Fix Your Shitty Diet, Part 2
It is back to cleaning up that diet of yours.
Hitting Goals in the New Year
Hitting Goals in the New Year
Are your goals realistic and attainable? Murph recently gave his advice to this Q&A post.
Optimus H²0
Optimus H²0
"Now that's what I call high quality H2O." - Bobby Boucher, The Waterboy
So I’ve Got Hashimoto’s…Now What?
So I’ve Got Hashimoto’s…Now What?
It's definitely an uphill battle, but one you can win if you take care of yourself and listen to your body.
The Most Important Supplement You Aren't Taking
The Most Important Supplement You Aren't Taking
Ask any real lifter and he will agree upon the importance of max effort work in the can.
Evolutionary Plan for Fat Loss and Optimal Health, Part 2
Evolutionary Plan for Fat Loss and Optimal Health, Part 2
You need get an idea of what types of food and how many calories you need to maintain your current body weight.
Take your Flintstones
Take your Flintstones
So just why do we need to take a vitamin supplement?
Five to Thrive: Five Tips for Nutrition Success
Five to Thrive: Five Tips for Nutrition Success
Seth has five tips to keep you on track to losing weight and staying healthy.
 The Extinction of Health
The Extinction of Health
“Knowing is not enough, you must apply; willing is not enough, you must do.” —Bruce Lee
1100 Pound Abs
1100 Pound Abs
The other day in the gym, the topic of ab training for strength came up. I figured there was nobody better to ask than 1100 pound squatter Matt Wenning.
5/3/1 In A Commercial Gym: Observations
5/3/1 In A Commercial Gym: Observations
Because of a major career change, I've recently relocated to a new city. With this move, and all the bullshit that goes along with moving, I've been forced to endure the misfortune of trying to find a new gym
 Echocardiography Evidence of Cardiac Output Training
Echocardiography Evidence of Cardiac Output Training
About 7 years ago, I managed to free myself from the commercial gym mess and train at home, but I used this as an excuse to neglect my cardio training since I didn’t have any pieces of cardio equipment. Working in the medical field, you would think I’d know better.
Passing the Test, Part 3
Passing the Test, Part 3
For those who haven’t read parts 1 or 2, I’m 51-years-old and recently tested very low in almost every indicator for testosterone levels. This series is about my journey to and through supplementation.
Passing the Test, Part 2
For those of you who haven’t read part 1, I’m 51-years-old and recently tested very low in almost every indicator for testosterone levels. This series is about my journey to and through supplementation.
Fat Man Conditioning
Fat Man Conditioning
I’m a fat man at heart. I eat a lot. Five reps is “high-rep” work for me.
The Reactivation
The Reactivation
As many have noticed, my training log in the Q & A has been reactivated.

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