Category Archives: The Mind/Body Connection

Zen Fitness

“Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless, and add what is uniquely your own.” – Bruce Lee Throughout my life, I’ve experimented with dozens of different exercise modalities. I’ve used barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells, medicine balls, sandbags, and just about every other heavy object I could think of to try lifting. I’ve done parkour, martial [...]

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Playing With Movement

Movement is movement. Whether you’re practicing calisthenics, doing yoga, or lifting weights, the body moves how the body moves. There are only so many ways that our joints can bend and flex, yet when you start playing with variations on basic movement patterns, you’ll find the possibilities are limitless. Changing one small aspect of an [...]

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Death To Cardio

After racing the NYC Triathlon last week, I’ve decided that I’m never doing cardio again. In fact, I actually stopped doing cardio workouts a long time ago. You may have seen me running, swimming and biking in this recent video clip, but that wasn’t cardio training – it was skill practice. In the context of [...]

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Calisthenics and Body Awareness

There is a lot to love about calisthenics and bodyweight training – besides being fun and cost-effective, zero equipment workouts are also convenient for travel. My favorite aspect of bodyweight training, however, is how it teaches you to become aware of the subtle nuances of movement. Using machines instead of your bodyweight (or free weights) [...]

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Avoiding Injuries in Strength Training

Anyone who’s worked out consistently for long enough has no doubt had to deal with an injury at some point. Setbacks can be frustrating, but if you train hard, eventually some type of injury may be inevitable. In spite of over two decades of strength training, however, I’ve been fortunate enough to avoid anything serious. [...]

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