Training and Improvising While Traveling

Training and Improvising While Traveling

For some of us it happens more often than we’d like. How many times have you found yourself in this situation ..you’re making massive gains in your speed and strength. It’s been a solid few weeks/months/cycles/whatever and you haven’t deviated from the course or rationalized quitting.

Then…*poof* you’re gone.

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Now Leaving Suck City [aka Getting Back on Track with your Training]

Now Leaving Suck City [aka Getting Back on Track with your Training]

Sometimes, life walks in while you’re in the middle of giving it to your training. I mean, you’re really going at it, humming along, and firing on all cylinders.

Them…BAM! In walks life. You make eye contact as you’re balls deep in your training. Then things just get all kinds of weird.

It’s going to happen. Like death, taxes, and [insert something witty here]…you can’t avoid it.

I’ve just gone through one of these encounters. As I’m sure you have noticed, its been a few months since I’ve posted on here…and sadly, also a few months since I’ve trained in any organized fashion.

I’m flabbier, weaker, and slower than I was in August. It sucks. But it’s the reality and it’s something I have control over. I’m not about to run away from it. [Read more…]

Sprints + Bodyweight: AKA Get Your Ass Outside

Sprints + Bodyweight: AKA Get Your Ass Outside

Today we have a straight up workout article for two reasons…

1) Since Friday I’ve been too busy watching the Track and Field events of the Olympics. And the Mens 200 (arguably my favorite event) starts today, for those who give a damn.

2) It’s the tail end of summer. The ability to chill outside for the sole reason being “it’s summer” is slowly falling away. And that makes me a sad Mike.

Everything outside is better than it’s counterpart that is done inside. Example…would you rather cook in your kitchen or fire up your grill to cook some dead animals? [Read more…]

How to Get Your Sprint On

How to Get Your Sprint On

Stella got her groove back. B.O.B. turned his beast mode back on. And Brett Favre made one of the most impressive comebacks the NFL has seen (wait…what??)

But what about you?

You used to sprint. You used to run fast and chase things. You used to not sit on your ass all day getting fatter, weaker, and generally more bowling ball like.

Get your groove back…get your sprint on my friend.  [Read more…]

Sprinting = Awesome

Sprinting = Awesome

If you were to take a look at the training templates I create for all of my clients, you’ll see that 99.999999% of them include some sort of sprinting. The only time you won’t see it is when that person physically cannot sprint/run/jump.

In the most basic of terms, sprinting is speed. Or velocity. Or being fast as fuck.

But, and this is why most people discount sprinting, you don’t have to compare how fast you are to the fastest people in the world. By doing so you will ALWAYS be slow…in comparison. [Read more…]

My 3 Balls

My 3 Balls

I have 3 balls. These balls go with me everywhere that I go.

When I go to the gym, they’re there. When I walk down to the beach, they are in tow. When I go to work, I carry them with me. If I’m going on vacation, they are the first thing I pack.

These balls are an essentially a part of me that I refuse to leave behind. No matter the circumstances, these balls are mine and they mean the world to me.

They mean so much to me that I can’t fathom the thought of keeping them hidden for any longer.

Here…look at my balls… [Read more…]