Spring time training changes

When the warmer weather comes in, things change. It’s lighter longer. It’s warmer. You can go outside without freezing your you know what off. So, naturally, it’s a time for change. In this case, some brief analysis of some problem areas: lower legs, ankles, feet, and neck. These are areas that are weak. My legs are too strong,… Read More »

Instantly stronger with feed forward tension

I picked up on this technique from Pavel Tsatsouline’s Power to the People. Basically, you do the exercise without any weights and control the degree of muscular activation. By that I mean degree and quantity. For example, the barbell military press. You consider your foot position, your posture, your shoulder positioning, you’re driving your elbows into your lats… Read More »

Nervous system aggravation

The nervous system is where it is at. It’s vitality. Things that weaken it include lack of poise, poor food, and over training. It’s suboptimal to have a run-down nervous system. Here I’m going to talk about calmness, exercise, and eating and how they affect your nervous system. Really, this is about vitality and how doing doing these… Read More »

Kids getting sick and then you getting sick

This year we all stayed healthier. Perhaps it was the combination of the warmer winter and healthier immune systems (that is, being able to sleep—last winter Ruby was still waking us up routinely). Until just this last weekend. We had pink eye, ear infections, and a nasty cold. The kind that makes your body ache and gives you… Read More »

Dynamic stretching

There is really no good way to write about this topic—you just need a video. But one thing that should be in text form is the benefits. The benefits of dynamic stretching. It’s one of those things that’s hard, but when you do it, you just feel better. It really makes the muscles of the legs feel strong,… Read More »

Sunday training

A sunny cold day in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Just finished a workout consisting of swings, kettlebell military presses, pull ups, and goblet squats. Four sets of five – then a set of 16 double kettlebell cleans. It’s a pretty good finisher. I’ve been regular with dynamic stretching and my legs feel great. Two consistent weeks in a row, and… Read More »

Poise

“I am calmly active. I am actively calm. I am a Prince of peace sitting on the throne of poise, directing the kingdom of activity.” Paramahansa Yogananda I’ve been thinking a lot about this word lately. Main reason I’m thinking about it is that I had some issues with premature ventricular contractions a while ago. They still come… Read More »

Strengthening the furnace

Lately I’ve had this idea in my head that I need to work my furnace. By furnace I mean I need to train my wind more—my heart and longs. I also mean I’m too damn sedentary. In the winter, I just don’t walk enough. It’s cold outside and I don’t bring the right shoes. Blah, blah, blah—excuses. But… Read More »