Skills you need but can’t track

Reps and sets only tell a small part of the story. Building a strong body, not only for now but 15 years from now, takes so much more than x’s and o’s. It takes skills you can’t track. At least not day-to-day. Skills like: Patience to delay gratification. Resilience to […]

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How are you tracking?

We’re almost two months into the new year. At the end of last year, you made plans. At the start of this year, you took action. At eight weeks in, how are you tracking? Are you still heading in the direction you want to go? Now, heading in the right […]

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Evolution of training goals

In my teens and 20s, all I cared about was my looks. That’s all I trained for. Well, that and my ego. Trying to punish myself to be the strongest and fittest person in the gym (I never was). My early 30s were about the same. Although with less ego […]

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After 40+ years of various sports, her knees were cooked

“I don’t want to squat because it fucking hurts.” That’s about the first thing Julie said to me when we first spoke. She’d had a few knee reconstructions and now ambled away with about zero cartilage in both knees. She was adamant that she would never squat again. And because […]

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If you can’t fit strength training into your daily routine

There’s a good chance you need to change your daily routine. Not overhaul your whole existence. But to reshuffle parts of your schedule schedule. Cancel a thing or two to make space for 30-45 minutes a couple of times a week. There will never be enough time for everything. You’ll […]

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Try these to reduce knee (patellofemoral) pain in hiking

This recent study reduced patellofemoral pain in runners, but the adjustments are worth experimenting with if you’re dealing with knee pain in hiking. The first intervention that reduced the knee pain was about lessening the impact. They used all kinds of tech-related cues to make that happen, but the two […]

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