Category Archives: Life and POV

Parts of my daily and personal life and topics affecting our idiosyncrasy and health approaches

27 Stern but Awesome Fitness Tips

Summarizing aspects of exercise science, biomechanics, nutrition, and mindset can get rather touchy since there are sooo many valid good points. There are hundreds of lists floating around, all equally valid. You will find many variations of them, but you will also find some common ground.

Many will love this list, many will not, but what’s certain is that there many unavoidable truths in there, and facing truths makes many very uncomfortable.

Regardless, here you go!

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Salty Love and Sanity

What’s up with this “Salty Love” thing? Hey, get your mind out of the gutter, ain’t nothing like that. The Salty Love comes from the beautiful waters in my backyard, Puget Sound.

Those who know me know how much I love scuba diving. There’s a power in salt water I cannot describe and there is a need in me to be close to it and be part of it. The first time I visited the underwater world in scuba gear was one that changed my life, a moment of enrichment and completeness. My fellow divers know very well what I’m talking about.

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Not so innocent looking

I want to tell you about one of the best hidden and the innocent- looking sources of injury and pain. Funny thing is we do not even realize it and we do it because we see it as fun and fulfilling, and it happens more often around this time of the year, every year without fail.

And yes I am telling you this because it’s happening again. I would like to call “’Tis the season to be achy, fa la la la, laa la la la, laa”; Ha, ha, corny, I know.

So what is it?

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Taking Responsibility

A great article by world renowned strength and Kettlebell coach Mike Mahler is sure to put you back on track by getting you out of the pity horse and helping you face reality. Nobody says it better than Mike!


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Training or Working Out?

The first time I brought up this subject, I could not believe the tremendous number of people who took offense to it. Offending or causing trouble is never my intention, but that seems to be the inevitable consequence of going against the flow. Nevertheless, it helped many open their eyes and fine tune their approach so here it is again.

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7 Reasons Kettlebells are awesome for divers

This is an excerpt from my upcoming book “Kettlebells for a Fit Diver” and I hope you enjoy it!

Let me tell you how I got to love kettlebells for scuba diving. Many years ago after heeding the beckoning of the underwater world, I was getting ready for my open water diver certification. My concern was how not having done any extensive swimming in many years would affect my performance in the testing portion. At that point, my training program was kettlebell lifting almost exclusively.

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Life, Picasso, and Petty Perfectionism

The quest for perfection is one that is misunderstood and responsible for procrastination and poor productivity. Here is my battle to overcome the powerful grip of petty perfectionism and how the works of the most influential artist in the world made me realize there’s more to life than being perfect to succeed.

A must read for those who see their projects come to a halt because the circumstances never “seem to be right”.

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7 Changes for Super Fitness

7 strategies the fittest people in the world use to get there and stay there

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Beginner Kettlebell Training

How does one go from not knowing anything about kettlebells to getting started? Here is how!

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Exercise Advice – No Pain No Gain

No Pain, No Gain, is it the way to go? Or are there better alternatives? Yes and No

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