A Prerequisite to Lifting Heavy Things: Stability

In my last article, I talked about the need for correct mobility in your exercises and workout. Mobility is extremely important and should always be addressed early on to ensure good positioning and a full range of motion in your lift. Mobility, however is only one part of the puzzle. There’s another aspect that the yogis don’t like to talk about and many people get confused with a BOSU ball: Stability Mobility and Stability are the two components that provide the frame-work of movement. Mobility is the ability of a joint to move through a given range of motion, whereas stability is the ability to resist being moved. From a biomechanics stand-point they are like yin and yang, positive and […]

Maximize Each Workout: Train Like No One is Looking

Potentially – or probably – the biggest barrier keeping most people from making progress on their goals (fitness, build muscle, fat loss, strength, etc…) is their own state of mind. That feeling like “Oh, people are watching me, so I don’t want to [X]…” [look like I'm trying], [fail], [struggle], [make a weird face], etc. But, all this self-limiting behavior successfully accomplishes is self-limiting progress. I’ve trained all over the place in a multitude of different environments and have often been seen doing off-the-beaten-path type exercises. But, even I sometimes get a little nervous about the liklihood of drawing attention to myself. When that hesitation kicks in, here are my top 3 reminders to keep my self-limiting behavior out of […]

Strength as a Foundation

On March 15, 2013 I became a regular person – well my perception of regular anyway – and I love it! Why did I have to relinquish my super-hero status? I’ll leave it at this: I saw my dreams not just faltering, but failing. So, to get back on track, I stopped working two full-time jobs… which I had been doing for years for “fun” versus necessity. I took a break from my love-affair with iron. I also sit more than I have in about 15 years… that’s a mega regular person activity! Well, if we fast forward to today, my big dreams in life are properly realigned and effectively back within reach. But, I want to talk about what […]