Note: what follows is my story about growing up skateboarding, and how it relates to strength and conditioning and the whole “fitness” field. Even if you didn’t skateboard, you will learn that “getting strong/super buff/ripped” is a goal reached through consistency, discipline, and hard work. Much like the violist, the guitarist, the wakeboarder, the baseball…

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I’m an avid Game of Thrones fan: every Sunday, 8 pm, I glue my butt to the couch and dive into the fantasy world of Westeros. Knights and Kings. Princes and Princesses. Lords and Ladies. Blood and guts and sword fights and the occasional gratuitous sex scene. GoT is my shit! You know nothing, Jon Snow Scorned redheads…

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Recently I finished Essentialism by Greg McKeown. It’s about the “disciplined pursuit of less.” In summary, it’s a way to identify the things that are important (essential), recognize things that aren’t, and maximize time and energy in only those important things. Less, but better. Many of its principles can be applied to daily life, like:…

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I’ve been training for roughly five years now, and I’m only starting to feel a little comfortable as a coach, despite the large stack of literature on my coffee table that constantly reminds me how little I actually know. Personal Training and S&C are constantly evolving: research is conducted every day to help clients and…

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10.) There are NO Absolutes In health and fitness, almost everything is up for debate. I honestly don’t know any other industry that so easily divides participants up into so many different “camps.” THEIR way is the BEST way, and there’s nothing you can say to change their minds. Often each camp is trying to…

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