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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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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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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Olympic Weightlifting Training and the Shape Magazine Workout 2

Olympic Weightlifting in Bainbridge Island keeps getting better as the Barbelles and Barbeasts Olympic Weightlifting Team continue growing their ranks and improving their skills. The emphasis was the Power Snatch from the knee position as well as mechanics of the back squat and overhead squat as they pertain to Olympic Lifting. And how could we not finish without the Shape Magazine Workout #2? Join the fun!

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Four Variation Tactics for Awesome Results

No more getting stuck, getting mediocre results, and abandoning your training program! Use these 4 energy charging, fat blasting, boredom banishing tactics to help you bust through those walls and put your results in high gear again

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Shape Magazine Workout 1 with the Barbelles and Barbeasts

The Barbells and Barbeasts Olympic Weightlifting club kicks off their training program during a time of the year in which most people put their fitness program in the back burner. Showing how they are open to any challenges, they concluded their training with a grueling abdominal routine courtesy of yours truly and the January 2011 issue of Shape Magazine (my contribution). Here is how it went.

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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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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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