Fitness

Winter Activity and Hygge

Winter Activity and Hygge

  Have you heard of the Danish concept of hygge? Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) is a Danish word that expresses the concept of a feeling or mood that comes by taking genuine pleasure in making ordinary, everyday moments more meaningful, beautiful or special.  Simple examples include making a ritual out of making coffee and then lingering …

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Can You Predict Athletic Success?

Can You Predict Athletic Success?

Lifting weights and long, slow distance are quite dissimilar, but there’s a profoundly important lesson that lifters can learn from a very special breed of distance runners – the tribe of super Kenyans.

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Balancing Training with Recovery

Balance Training with Recovery

I often hear/ see/ read about the concept of “more” as it relates to fitness.  It’s like an obsession. More cardio. More deadlifts. More burpees. More calorie restriction. The problem is that “more” can lead to over training, injury, and illness, if you don’t balance your training.

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Turkish Get-ups

Turkish Get-Up

Turkish get-ups (TGU’s) are one of my all-time favorite exercises. TGU’s are also one of the exercises I sometimes dread! In reality, TGU’s may be the very best all-around fuctional exercises that you can do.

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Hot Yoga May Benefit Blood Pressure

Hot Yoga

A new small study suggests that hot yoga may indeed lower your blood pressure. The study was conducted at the cardiovascular physiology lab at Texas State University, and the research presented at the American Heart Association’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions in New Orleans.

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Healthy Movement

Healthy Movement

We have this huge disconnect in modern day life because we should be moving a lot but we often do not.  Having a body that moves well is the answer to a life in which you feel more capable, confident, and free.  And unfortunately, if you neglect it when you are younger, you may pay the price as you age. 

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Can Cardio & Strength Training Successfully Coexist?

Can Cardio & Strength Training Successfully Coexist?

Today’s article is all about intelligent training for specific goals. And it’s research based. It may fly in the face of the normal stuff you see/read in the media, and that’s OK because most media sources are junk (in my opinion).  So, put aside Runners World and toss out Muscle and Fitness and instead base your training on my science-backed article!

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Training with a Bad Back

Training with a Bad Back

I have had a bad back since I was 18 years old and have had periods of intense pain as an adult. I have made it worse several times in my life and have tried all kinds of different treatment protocols. Along the way, I have learned a lot. I have also worked with many clients with back issues. So, I rely on my personal experience to make sure that my clients are able to continue training safely, while also putting some effort into strengthening the back.

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Fitness & Nutrition Tips for People Over 40

Fitness & Nutrition Tips for People Over 40

Over the years, I have worked with over-40 clients, and I have learned several important points about fitness and nutrition about this demographic.  These points apply to both men and women, and none are particularly earth shattering.  Mostly, it’s common sense.

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Evolutionary Health

evolutionary health

What is evolutionary health?  It is a blending of the Stone Age with High Tech.  Let me tell you about Art De Vany.  Dr. De Vany is an 80 year old self-proclaimed athlete/scientist.  He is 6’1″ tall and weighs 208 lbs at is 8% body fat.  The guy is ripped and never gets sick.  He practices evolutionary health principles.  Let’s get into it.

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