We Were Once Warriors…

We Were Once Warriors… For centuries the warrior has been the archetypical model of physical fitness and power.  This is due to the extreme nature of their training and overwhelming odds that they must have had to go through waging war in the ancient world. The multifaceted development of skills required for the warrior’s brand…

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Nothing in Isolation!

Funny story.. Yesterday at the gym where I work we got in a brand new triceps machine.  The latest concept is that it has 3 different settings in order to better target (isolate) the 3 individual heads of the triceps muscle.  I shuddered at the the very thought as I looked upon the foul machine…

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Why You Must Train Your Grip Strength

I have very few specific memories of my Great Grandfather, who was in his 90’s when he passed away.  One of those memories is how strong and crushing his grip was for such an old man.  I remember shaking his hand and being brought to my knees with a bone-crushing grip as he smiled at…

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How Far Can You Go?

Mediocrity ain’t in my vocabulary.  It should not be in yours either.  Average is for the weak.  Normal?  Bleh – no thanks.  This ride called life we are all on has but one go around.  No more tickets – you only get 1.  So why not push for outstanding?  Why dare to fulfill all your…

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Resolving the Tension Paradox for Martial Artists

In order to truly begin our quest for Integrated Strength, we must first resolve the tension paradox between conventional strength training and internal power… “Don’t use muscle!” “No power!” “Relax!” “Move naturally!”

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Theme for 2015 – Integrated Strength

New Years Day, 2015 Warrior Fitness HQ Happy New Year, Warriors! When I first began Warrior Fitness way back in 2008 the goal was simple – utilize my knowledge, training, and experience from several different disciplines under the broad heading of Strength & Conditioning to enhance the performance of martial arts.  I began by creating…

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Momentum Based Training

I’ll let you in on a little secret… I can be a little lazy when it comes to cleaning up my house.  I like to leave dishes in the sink overnight.  I don’t mind dropping clothes on the floor as I remove them for the night.  Some days my kitchen table looks like a tornado…

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Santa Strength Workout

Santa Strength Christmas Workout    For all the readers of the Warrior Blog and visitors to WarriorFitness.org   I want to take this opportunity to say thank you for all your continuous and unflagging support of Warrior Fitness throughout the year.  Your feedback and participation through all your emails and comments both on the blog,…

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Top 9 Posts From 2014

It’s that time of the year again.  Time for the Top 10, er… 9, best blog posts of 2014! This year saw 2 distinct themes emerge: a critical examination of what internal power really is and its relationship to martial arts training, specifically, but not limited to, Bujinkan Martial Arts training, and the importance of…

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Reflections on 42

Tomorrow, December 3, is my 42nd birthday.  And, as anyone who has read Douglas Adam’s classic trilogy, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy knows, the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything is 42. Therefore, upon the occasion of my 42nd birthday I thought I might sit down and write out…

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