Category Archives: Training Tips and Routines

Writing about different exercise techniques you can try.

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 »

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 »

Focus and 5×5

When I was a kid visiting my grandma and grandpa’s house, the silence was palpable. It was an old farmhouse with not a lot of electronics and the only entertainment was a VHS player with some movies I found uninteresting. That kind of calm now is what so many of us need. Calm and focus. Calm and focus.… Read More »

The benefits of the back off week

I think I learned about this concept from Pavel Tsatsouline. The idea is to give yourself a rest every fourth week. You push yourself and then you rest. Whenever I’ve seen this protocol, it’s given that you do a percentage of the weight you were handling in the previous weeks. I typically just stretch, do joint mobility, and… Read More »

Progressing with 5×5

The clearest exercise instruction I’ve ever gotten is from Pavel Tsatsouline. 3-5 exercises for the whole body, 3-5 days between exercise sessions, 3-5 minutes between sets, 3-5 reps. 3-5 sets. What made it even more clear was a YouTube video from Elliot Hulse. Something like, Do these four exercises and be really fucking strong: squat, deadlift, chin, dip.… Read More »