The Lost Art of Deep Work in the Gym

I guarantee that I can take most individuals who are on a quest for more muscle and a leaner physique and multiply their progress several times over within several weeks. I don't like the word guarantee very much and avoid mentioning this overused term, but this is a time I can confidently expouse that infamous … Continue reading The Lost Art of Deep Work in the Gym

Endure: How My Friend Conquered His Crazy, Big Goal

Ray has been a good friend of mine for a while now. I've watched his academic career evolve from a somewhat quiet undergrad and grad student to an impeding PhD graduate. He is currently in his final stages of dissertation defense and I've had the pleasure of remaining a willful spectator along his journey. And … Continue reading Endure: How My Friend Conquered His Crazy, Big Goal

How I Jumped Back Into Reading Fiction (and the hidden benefit)

I just finished reading Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. It's a fictional story about a boy who crash lands in the wild left to his own devices to survive. It's a great story of inner and outer resilience focusing on only two main characters: Brian (the boy) and nature. His very real plight is coupled with … Continue reading How I Jumped Back Into Reading Fiction (and the hidden benefit)

New Leg Training Routine for My Bad Knee

My leg training has been mostly successful for the past few weeks. However, as with all things it can get a bit stale. Always willing to change, I once again shifted gears and came up with another knee-friendly leg routine. What's different? I didn't reinvent the wheel or anything, but I did throw in two … Continue reading New Leg Training Routine for My Bad Knee