Category Archives: Training Tips and Routines

Writing about different exercise techniques you can try.

Steve Maxwell’s Thanksgiving Gift

Those who have read this site for a while (thanks, by the way!) know that I’ve taken a lot of training from Steve Maxwell and have been heavily influenced by him. Hey—take a look around. How many people do you see in their 60s who are in as good of shape as Steve Maxwell? Not to mention how… Read More »

The cult of the kettlebell

I’d say I owe a lot to the writings of Pavel Tsatsouline. I got in early—2003. Took the RKC, once as a student, another time as an assistant instructor for Steve Maxwell’s group. It was pretty great, although there were definitely some cult-like aspects to it. The kettlebell is the shit, we’re learning so much, so many stupid… Read More »

Quality reps

I’ve been reading Calvert’s Super Strength and it really has me thinking about quality reps. It started with his description of the pull over. Don’t count reps—don’t focus on anything but the movement. Also he says a few things about exercising versus training. The pullover with 30 pounds in exercising. Attempting a pullover with something like 50-70 pounds… Read More »

What is the purpose of training?

I started exercising in 1994. Perhaps that was the age where my level of activity reduced enough where some external stimulus was needed? Who knows, but there is some fundamental truth to that: for most of us, exercise is something we need to offset an otherwise sedentary, non-physical life. That is not the main purpose of exercise for… Read More »

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 »