Movement Monday: Diversifying Your Movement Portfolio

  We're going to talk about movement.  Before we get to that, let's talk about identity.  In a past life, I completely identified as a powerlifter.  Three years ago, I was wholly interested in my squat, bench press, and deadlift.  That was it. Today, I'm far more interested in the lines that I choose going …

The Secret Success of “Power” Work

Cue Kanye.  Today, we're going to talk about power.  Certain exercises are perfect for focusing on how much "power" we can create, and we'll discuss why those are so beneficial to include in your workout.  First, ask yourself, What is power? If you just had a flashback to your 11th grade physics class, don't worry. …

Movement Begets Movement

"A quiet weekend at a bed and breakfast in the Berkshires." If I were to make a list of the things that I didn’t think I would enjoy, this would be at the top of it. Unbeknownst to me, KK found and booked a trip to Lakeside Terrace in Monterey, Massachusetts, and we visited this …

How Often Do Animals Do “Cardio”?

Holding out a jump rope, Paul asked:"Hey, Billy, where do these go?"  After a brief pause, Bill replied: "Put them on the bike."  I glanced over at the bike, then back at Bill Rom.  "Cardio equipment goes together, right?"  I nodded in agreement, and we returned to coaching our athletes.  What's the key point of …

Finding Nemo: Is Shoveling Really Exercise?

When I was a child my Aunt Lorraine gave me a pet turtle, which my creative twin and I named Shelly.  They're the armored cars of the reptile kingdom, and are endowed with greater wisdom and swagger than their unshelled friends.  When the young Al Gore invented the internet, he didn't plan that I'd be …