Yup. When people find out I just had an explant surgery the first thing I hear is:  I didn’t know you even had implants!   Well, good?  Actually no, why the hell get implants if no one knows you have implants?   My silicone bags fit me, not huge, not up near my chin.  Even…

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Have you ever felt complete disinterest in something that has defined you for almost your entire life? Well, that’s how I feel lately.   Don’t get me wrong, I still love it, but at this point in time, with our country doing some strange shit, continuing my education in exercise science is not all that…

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Didn’t think it could get much worse, this quarantine, pandemic, global crisis. Then I saw some of y’alls push up challenges on social media and ….  it got worse. First of all, I’m not doing the push up challenges because I don’t wanna.   I’m not good at push ups and my form sucks. I…

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Lifting  – Know What, Why, How 1. Learn to brace, root and control your body before you try to lift dumbbells, barbells or other stupid shit. These are basics. This is absolutely, first and foremost, necessary.  If you can do these things properly, aggressively and appropraitely, you’ll be farther ahead than 85.9% of lifters out…

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“I don’t train chest because I have implants.  I don’t have to.” BULLSHIT. Heard this from a well known coach while asking about implants, before I had them, and how they may affect my bench press training, this is what she told me.   I was floored.  Many have implants.  Many don’t.  That’s not the…

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HRV is on everyone’s lips these days, it seems.   But what exactly is it? HRV is heart rate variability.  It’s the easy way of saying: the changes in time between peak contractions of the heart, or heart beats.  The lower the HRV the higher the rate rate, which is only good when you’re running…

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Bishop et al. (2007) define recovery as the ability to meet or exceed performance in a particular activity. Recovery is the simple way, in terms of exercise physiology, of saying that your body is able to train again or is back to homeostasis (balance).  This means that byproducts from the last strenuous training session are…

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In the movie Big Hero 6 a group of youth come together to fight evil. Unfortunately their ‘powers’ are too new and they haven’t quite grown into the abilities and extreme abilities they now process. In a bind, and knowing not how to get out of the situation, the main character, Hiro Hamata discovers that…

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Dear You, Yes, You.  The one feeling guilty about what you ‘did’ ‘ate’ yesterday.  The one calculating how many calories or carbs you MIGHT have had. And how many you need to cut out today. You, rearranging today to fit in extra cardio or a second gym sash.   Dear You, Looking in the mirror…

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1. Learn to Brace, Root and control your body before you try to lift dumbbells, barbells or other stupid shit. These are basics. This is absolutely, first and foremost, necessary.  If you can do these things properly, aggressively and appropraitely, you’ll be farther ahead than 85.9% of lifters out there in gyms these days. +Bracing…

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