The Top 3.5 Reasons Training is Hard

The other day a student said to me during training: “This is hard.” My reply was, “Well of course it’s hard. You don’t come to me to learn how to do things you’re already good at, do you?”  But why is this difficult? In my experience,training is hard for approximately 3.5 main reasons… 1. You are…

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Fasting, Cold Showers, and Black Coffee

This week I decided to run a little experiment and see how long I could fast. I felt that after all the overeating and indulging of the holidays that my body, especially my digestive system, could use a break. I was inspired by my friend Logan Christopher doing a 5 day fast over New Years.…

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Bored With Push-Ups? Try These!

Push-ups should build all-around 3 dimensional strength from every conceivable angle and hand position. If you’re bored with your current push-up regimen, give these a try and let me know what you think!   Screwing Push-ups Knife Push-ups Wrist to Fist Push-ups How to Train Wrist to Fist Push-ups Multi-Directional Push-ups Whole Body Plyometric Frog…

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Musashi’s Rules – “Forge Yourself in the Way”

If something is worth doing, it’s worth doing every day. Musashi instinctively knew this.  He became the greatest swordsman Japan ever produced by practicing what he preached. The concept of forging oneself through the rigors of daily training was so important to him that he made it a rule for those who would follow his…

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The Warrior Code

Every warrior society throughout history from the Spartans, the Samurai,and the Apache, to the modern day warriors like the SEALs all possess a strong code of ethics that they live by. The Warrior Fitness Tribe is no different. When you belong to this tribe, there is a code that must be adhered to. This is…

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The Yin and Yang of Strength

The art and science of becoming stronger can be broken down into 2 main methods. The Addition of Driving Forces (Yang), and The Subtraction of Restrictive Forces (Yin) When most people train for strength they focus solely on the Yang of Strength – the addition of driving forces. But this will only get you so…

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Form Begets Function

A new guest blog post by my friend, Jarell Lindsey owner of  Lean Functional Muscle. Form Begets Function I was scanning the posts of a fitness forum the other day, and I came across something that confused me a bit. The post was regarding the physique of one Sig Klein, you may have heard of him,…

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How Warriors Train for ENDURANCE

Warriors Need to HIIT! High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is one of the best ways to train for endurance. It will enhance all 3 energy systems in the body, as well as prime the nervous system to recover automatically during lulls in activity. Simply put, HIIT alternates periods of high intensity exercise with periods of…

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Top 10 Strategies for Optimal Health

“The way is not far from people. It is their expectation of the way that distances them from it.” – Zhong Yong We humans have a certain knack for overly complicating simple things. We think that if something is too simple sounding, it can’t possibly work. But often the opposite is true. Building vitality and…

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The Future of Functional Training – Interviews with The Masters

Looking Towards the Past As humans we have a tendency to Romanticize things of the distant past – Knights in shining armor, damsels in distress, Prehistoric eating habits, the idea of the Noble Savage, Warrior Princesses… Perhaps it’s Disney’s fault. 🙂 Regardless, the past, especially the distant past was never all sunshine and rainbows –…

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