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Realistic at-home corona workouts

March 23, 2020

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Every trainer in the world is writing about at-home workouts right now, so let’s be trendy. Preface I realize there is a lot of controversy around this issue, and that controversy is only growing. Much like anything arithmetic based in America, we’re incapable of widespread agreement. To be clear, much like you are not interested […]

Three brief notes on coronavirus and exercise

March 13, 2020

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1. An under appreciated aspect of being in-shape is in-shape people get sick less often than out-of-shape people. Particularly with obesity, I’m not sure this is well considered in the context of the toll it places on society. This has never been made more obvious than with the coronavirus outbreak. Much has been made of […]

Kobe Bryant ate McDonald’s before scoring 81 points

February 19, 2020

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Kobe Bryant had various meanings to people. Good, bad, indifferent. For me, he was, by far, the most thoughtful high profile athlete I know of. In terms of how he dissected getting better, his desire to improve his game, his entire approach towards life. I’m not sure you’ll come across an athlete who had, and […]

Job differences: physical therapy vs personal training

September 9, 2019

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I’m a personal trainer, but do a lot of work with clients reminiscent of physical therapy e.g. some corrective exercise, posture work, exercise for smaller muscle groups. I’m often asked about differences, what I recommend, etc.  I’m going to address the most important differences, stating which discipline has the advantage. I’m stating what I think […]

How I overcame primary exertion headaches

August 26, 2019

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Preface: I know next to nothing about headaches. This is just a “hey, maybe this will be useful to somebody out there” internet article. There aren’t many physical activities my body isn’t familiar with. A couple years ago though I did start training for a new one- long hiking. –How I trained for the steepest day […]

The dubious value of laboratory fitness

July 8, 2019

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This is the most impressive performance I know of: The combination of physical and mental? Basically by one individual, not a team of people? Man, if you know something better, something stretching the limits of what a human can do in a more comprehensive manner, let me know. Not to mention that Youtube video has, […]

Don’t get your identity wrapped up in your fitness

June 24, 2019

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I’d say there are two consistent, glaring flaws in the fitness industry: Everyone thinking they’re more advanced than they are Getting way too emotionally attached to any fitness approach I’ve addressed 1. in The Real Talk With Client Series. Succinctly: you don’t need high intensity interval training when you’re bitching about taking the stairs instead of the […]

The future of obesity treatment

June 3, 2019

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Obesity has proven to be one of the toughest diseases we’ve come across. In terms of widely known ailments, others I can think of on par with it are dementia, depression, chronic pain. These are ailments we’ve made essentially zero progress in treating. -> People who work in these domains may be sensitive to that comment, but I’m […]