Recreation, Exercise, and Competition

In today's blog I'd like to share a model that can help you consider the different purposes that physical activity serves in your life, and get the most out of those activities. Consider labeling physical activity in the categories of recreation, exercise, or competition. Recreation is any physical activity done for enjoyment.Exercise is a physical …

A Case For Trying New Things: My First Cyclocross Race

Is there something that you’re interested in, but have yet to try? Maybe it’s because there isn’t a ‘bite sized’ version of the activity, or you don’t feel that you’re prepared for it. I’m here to tell you a little secret – you don’t have to be prepared for it. You just have to do it.

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 …

Talking Shop with Tony Gentilcore

If you’ve read read my blog or we’ve talked shop about training, you know I have some love for Tony Gentilcore. The interwebz led me to Tony’s blog while I was still studying music, and I latched on to his ability to make the complex concise.  The densest of exercise science seemed clear, and I …

You Are Not Joe Flacco

You had three options last night.  Perhaps you live under a rock, and were unaware of the biggest athletic event of the day.  There's a chance that you had 'better' things to do, which may be eating ice cream and cuddling with your cat.  Odds are, you watched the Superbowl, either for the commercials, Beyonce's …