One of the good things about training at home is that I can train pretty much whenever I want to. I’m not beholden to anyone or anything. If I wake up at three in the morning and want to lift, I can do that. There’s literally nothing to stop me from doing so. It’s pretty damn awesome.
Unfortunately, the downside is that it becomes easy to procrastinate because you can always do it later.
Because of that, it’s really easy to lose motivation, and that’s something I haven’t had for a couple of weeks now.
Continue reading “Lack Of Motivation”
In my life, I’ve tried a lot of training modalities for various reasons. I’ve done Tae Bo, I’ve done fitness videos where you sit on a stupid ball and do various lifts with lightweight dumbbells, I’ve done types of yoga, kettlebells, bodybuilding lifts, odd objects, and plenty of others.
However, it’s only in lifting weights that I have found a certain zen-like quality that exists nowhere else in the world for me. Continue reading “The Zen Of Training”
It’s never a good thing when you start hurting halfway through your workout. Especially when we’re not talking about that burning sensation as your muscles push with as much force as they can muster. No, I’m talking about actual pain.
Now, let me back up a bit and explain what was going on. Continue reading “No Excuses”
I’ve had kind of an up-and-down week. I’ve had great days and great workouts, but I’ve also been feeling a little down…always on days I’m not lifting.
Now, this tells me something. It tells me that lifting improves my mood. This isn’t surprising in the least. It’s probably pretty normal. If I lift, I feel like I’ve accomplished something and perhaps triggered some endorphins to release. Who knows.
But here’s the problem with that fact.
Starting Strength calls for a three day per week lifting schedule if you do it by the book. While I’m generally a fan of the program, there are problems that I’ve recognized even beyond my previous review. At this point, I’ve been doing it for three months, and I’m seeing some lifts lag behind a bit while others do incredibly well.
Further, the lack of anything in between is problematic for me considering what I’m seeing regarding my mood.
So, with that in mind, I’ve decided I may need to reevaluate a few things. Continue reading “Always Moving”
Tim Kennedy is a U.S. Army special forces sniper and a fighter in the UFC. Mike Simpson is an emergency medicine doctor are former special forces soldier. Both appeared on the History Channel’s “Hunting Hitler” and both know what they’re talking about on a lot of things.
Well, a while back they spoke on their podcast about situational awareness, and there’s some awesome stuff to think about. Continue reading “Two Experts On Situational Awareness”