“Man, I went to the gym the other day and lifted heavy weights for the first time ever. I came out totally jacked!” ~No One Ever Okay, so it’s a joke. When people said: “We would never want to look like you” Arnold Schwarzenegger famously replied, “Don’t worry, you never will.” He wasn’t joking. Building muscle,…

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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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So I’m wrapping up a pretty awesome week. Last week I attended the Southeast ACSM conference in Greenville South Carolina. First of all, Greenville is just lovely. It has a familiar vibe: like downtown Franklin TN, but without the historic feel. It has it’s own charm: complete streets, interesting store fronts, and some of the…

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