April 2016

Shouldn’t He Be Doing Cardio? Part Two: Why Do You Care?

Some may find part two of this series a bit antagonistic, and I admit it is more opinion based. Sociological curiosity drove me to write these posts and part one was a necessary introduction before making my larger point. […]

March 2016

Shouldn’t He Be Doing Cardio? Part One: The Truth About Fat Loss & Resistance Training

“You know the type of guy I mean…” a friend said to me recently over dinner, with a smirk and an air of superiority. We were debating the merits of free weights: who should be strength training and who should be focusing their attentions elsewhere. “He’s the overweight guy at [...]

Four Exercises to Help Low Back Pain

National Academy of Sports Medicine trainer Karin Meessen reviews four simple exercises to help alleviate low back pain.

February 2016

Exercise vs. Movement: What are We Moving For?

What is your body doing now? How are you moving? Do you feel any tension or internal pressure? The body is in continuous motion, yet some movements are smaller than others. Even as you sit there, you are breathing. Your blood is pumping. Your spine is shifting to balance your [...]

December 2015

Intelligent Strength Training

Mission: to share the physiological and psychological benefits of training for strength. I spent a good deal of my life fixated on the way my body was “supposed” to look. I’d often wake up in the morning, weigh myself, and have the number on the scale dictate my mood for the rest of the day. I spent so much time obsessing over something with no real end goal. What’s worse, I never considered what achieving this vague ideal would grant me- the only person living inside of my body, the only person who should decide what my body is made for. My self-worth was tied directly to the scale. Before I began powerlifting, I was ten pounds lighter than I am now, and yet I’ve never felt better. […]