It’s The Most Wonderful Day Of The Month

According to Wikipedia, '"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" is a popular Christmas wrong written in 1963 by Edward Pola and George Wyle, and recorded and released that year by pop singer Andy Williams.'  Thanks for filling in my knowledge gap, Wikipedia. This song has been playing in my head a whole lot …

Training With Integrity Is Training Hard

I believe that I work at one of the best fitness facilities in the world.  I also train at a commercial gym. It's in vogue in strength and conditioning to lambast the uneducated or ineffective, and I do it in good humor.  Training at a commercial gym that has a meatheady atmosphere can definitely keep …

Better Than A Plank: Body Saws

Cats, oatmeal, hot yoga, Barry Manilow, reality TV, and planks.  These are all things that people lovvvveeeee but are overrated.  There's a lot of hype for each of those in their respective fields, but when you look at what you're getting, it's not a whole lot.  I did a super-scientific poll to look at the …

April’s Fools: 5 Focus Points for Better Beach Body Prep

Ah, April. Spring has arrived, marked with fuzzy bunnies and pretty eggs.  I liked the eggs the most, because they're goddamn delicious.  The spring equinox has been celebrated for centuries, and Easter has Pagan roots.  As it turns out, April Fools' Day is linked to the the Roman holiday of Hilaria.  That means that thousands …

What Are Your Most Used Exercises?

Perhaps you haven't figured it out, but I love me some Fitocracy.  I joined in September and have tracked 91 workouts on the site so far, added a "Hero" membership, and participated in two of their NYC Meet-Ups as well.  I headed to Amity Hall this past Saturday to hangout with some my fellow Fitocrats, …