Why is fitness trending towards the slow workout?

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Something interesting has been happening in the fitness world over the past couple of years: there has been more of an interest in slowing things down. In other words, the high-intensity workout may be giving way to the the slow workout. In other words, thoughtful alternatives to popular high-intensity and uber-competitive workouts are sprouting up all over fit urban centers and inspiring devoted fans. These programs are emphasizing mindfulness over reps, enjoyment over sweat, and togetherness […]

2018 fitness trends: Designed for the consumer or the consumer’s attention?

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It’s that time of the year again. The time when 2018 fitness trends are predicted and drooled over. Marketers are busying designing new logos and writing franchise plans, while personal trainers are hard at work designing new workouts. Unfortunately, at first glance, the 2018 trends look like they are designed to capture the consumer’s attention instead of being what the consumer really needs. If I were to pick on one trend in particular, it would be […]

Shake recipe #2

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This one is a little on the sweeter side because we’re throwing in half of a hard boiled egg. I have tried using whole eggs in the past, but I wouldn’t recommend it unless you enjoy drinking eggs (I don’t). Shake recipe #2 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, plain 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries 1/2 hard boiled egg 1/2 ripe banana 1 tsp, or tbs, raw honey for sweetness Add more honey to counteract the taste […]

Shake recipe #1

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Here’s my latest idea: I want to start posting my post workout shake recipes. Why? Because I know they are super good, pretty darn healthy, and free of questionable supplements which are unfortunately ubiquitous throughout the weightlifting and movement community. It’s also a way for me to bring you some value in a hurry. I’ll definitely continue to write on the usual range of topics, but let’s be honest, my posting frequency has declined to […]

When corrective exercise isn’t the best answer

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Early last spring I was training in a movement club and one of the coaches was taking me through a progression for mastering a muscle-up. For the uninitiated, a muscle-up is arguably the crème-de-la-crème of strength. It’s a relative symphony of mobility and brute power. I’m a strong guy, with 15 years of lifting experience, but I remain unable to perform one. But I was going for it. Before long, there was a problem. At […]