Sandbag Training (You’re Doing It Wrong)

Sandbag training.

For years, men (and women) have been getting leaner, bigger, faster, stronger, and more conditioned without being distracted by the latest “trend” in fitness. They lifted heavy stuff, ran fast, hoisted their bodyweight around, and ate well – it’s all hard work, but it creates results for these alphas.

So, how about these “trends” I make mention to? Who participates … Continue reading

Eating for Joint Health

Eating for joint health.

Change Your Diet and Strengthen Your Joints

When all my joint-related troubles began a few years back, I was focused only on physical movement – which stretches to do, which exercises to avoid, should I wear a splint, etc.

I failed to realize that I was approaching my joint health in a narrow-minded and one-dimensional fashion. Another aspect of living … Continue reading

Two Mistakes That Ruin Your Joints

Tips to fix joints.

Stop Injuring Yourself!

Throughout the years, I’ve endured quite a number of injuries. I’ve dealt with plantar fasciitis, wrist sprains and laxity, rotator cuff impingement, and many, many more. All of this down time led to an overall decreased enjoyment in life but I found something to keep my mind occupied – tons of medical literature and discussions found online … Continue reading

Juice – Is It Paleo?

Fruit Juice – Is It Healthy, And Is It Paleo?

Yummy, delicious, sweet, refreshing fruit juice. Everyone remembers growing up sucking on the straw of a juice box. I was an absolute juice fanatic. If it wasn’t sweet, I wasn’t drinking it. Looking back at it now, it’s unfortunate to realize I was consuming not real fruit juice, but some … Continue reading

Intermittent Fasting – Healthy or Harmful?

Is intermittent fasting bad?

My Unhealthy Experiences with Intermittent Fasting

For the past few years, I had been a huge devotee to the “paleo” or “primal” lifestyle. Although I can’t quite call myself paleo anymore, I still find quite a bit of common ground with their community.

In this time period, I’ve spent hours upon hours scouring through the blogs of famous paleo authors, … Continue reading

Power To The People by Pavel Tsatsouline – My Review

Pavel’s Evil Russian Techniques Make You STRONGER

I discovered Pavel Tsatsouline over a year ago when just starting out with kettlebells. What I found out was this Eastern European dude is the one responsible for introducing this awesome tool to North America. I have to say, we’re all indebted to him for his work.

This former Soviet (originally from Latvia) … Continue reading

Unilateral vs. Bilateral Training – Is the Squat Dead?

Do you perform “functional exercise” and laugh at those working on the conventional back squat, or are you on old school weight lifter who thinks the guy doing split-squats is a sissy?

Today, we’re going to talk about unilateral exercises vs. bilateral exercises and figure out which one is the superior form of exercise.

This whole debate was ignited when … Continue reading