Archives for December 2011

11 Awesome Books Read in 2011

11 Awesome Books Read in 2011

It’s that time of the year where everyone and their mother is posting their New Years Resolutions, writing about the last year and summing up what they learned and publicly announcing/shaming themselves into doing things in 2012. Well I decided to go a different route and follow the lead of  Jon Goodman at thePTDC.com and go through what books had the biggest impact on me this past year. I wish I could say exactly how many books I was able to get through in the year, but I honestly have no clue. What I can say is that my kindle was the best purchase I made last winter and easily helped me expand my horizons and want to read from more genres. In no particular order I give you the 11 most awesomest books I read in 2011…

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Quick Start Guide to Self Myofascial Release

Quick Start Guide to Self Myofascial Release

The last post that went up ran through, in both nerd speak and caveman talk, why self myofascial release is something that you should look into. Well…realistically nobody gives a shit as to WHY it is something you need to do, you just want the HOW. Am I right?

So here you go… [Read more…]

Feeling Better by Feeling Worse…huh??

Feeling Better by Feeling Worse…huh??

That’s the essence of self myofascial release. It’s a bit of a conundrum, I know. This isn’t some fancy-pants new fangled workout that is supposed to connect the mind and body with the spirit of the Latisimus (The God of pullups) or Glutasia (Goddess of booty). Though if you really think about it working out in general follows the same path. You workout, and while you might enjoy the release of energy and know that it’s leading to good you don’t often feel incredible and refreshed afterwards.

But anyways, this is about something bigger and better. [Read more…]

Easy as Pie Holiday Workout Plan

Easy as Pie Holiday Workout Plan

Not sure if you noticed or not but Christmas is right around the corner, Hanukkah is already over and Kwanza is coming in hot next week. I sure as shit didn’t notice any of these things because I’ve yet to see snow this year. In fact as I write this it’s 5am and 60 degrees at my place in Bumfuck, NJ. 60 degrees?!!? That’s tropical if you ask me. [Read more…]

How to do More Pull Ups

How to do More Pull Ups

Everyone should want to know how to do more pull ups.

Pull ups are easily one of the the best exercise you can do. You don’t need any weights. You don’t need any bars. You don’t need any fancy-schmancy gym membership. They work nearly  the same amount of muscles that the big lifts (squat and deadlift) do and they will do wonders for your performance on the field/court/track.

Seriously, what’s not to love? [Read more…]

Wind Sprints: The Doing Part

Wind Sprints: The Doing Part

Last time I talked about wind sprints…

I went into a few reasons why you need to add them to your plan. In case you didn’t read that one yet go check it out.

Now it’s time to give you what you need to start sprinting before, during or after your training sessions. It should go without saying that if your training sessions consist of long distance runs this might not be your cup of tea. On the other hand if you’re doing bodyweight circuits, kettlebells, resistance training or nothing at all, wind sprints are going to be right up your alley.  [Read more…]