Get your priorities straight.

Improved body composition. We're obsessed either with achieving it or maintaining it. Improving your body composition, that is gaining muscle and/or losing body fat, in general is going to result in improved health markers overall, provided you're not taking it to the extreme. So what could possibly be wrong with that? On the surface there … Continue reading Get your priorities straight.

Why wouldn’t you want to be stronger?

Last weekend, my brother and I went to the Arnold Sports Festival to have a bit of a look around. It's a very cool event, and within it were a bunch of hugely strong individuals participating in powerlifting, strongman and calisthenic events. All were expressing their strength in different ways, but all were undeniably strong. … Continue reading Why wouldn’t you want to be stronger?

Movement doesn’t have to be scary.

Your body is designed to move. You have joints and muscles throughout your body that are there to create/allow that movement, so trying to argue otherwise will make you look like a silly sausage frankly. For some people though, there can be some fear surrounding adding more movement into their life. Maybe you feel pain … Continue reading Movement doesn’t have to be scary.

Why add speed or load to poor movement?

It happens all the time in gyms the world over (I assume). You'll look across to see someone squatting with form that's let's say, less than optimal. An injury waiting to happen sort of situation. They'll finish up that set, somehow without collapsing in a screaming heap, and then proceed to load more weight onto … Continue reading Why add speed or load to poor movement?

The break you need, but not the one you deserve.

Why do we feel like we've earned a break from the things we do to better our health? I was away for a motorsport event this past week, and my immediate urge was to avoid training while there because it was a holiday and I'd earned a break. I would've avoided it too, had my … Continue reading The break you need, but not the one you deserve.