Dissecting the Fitness Industry: Messengers vs. Light Bulb Guys (And Gals)

I’ll be totally straightforward here: negativity sucks. I’m not a fan of it, and I hope you’re not either. We live in a world with so many problems. So many goddamn problems. Why create more problems by being negative? It’s a gigantic waste of time.

I wanted to lead with a few thoughts about negativity because the topic of this post is something I used to be negative about. Like, really negative. So negative, in fact, that I’m absolutely positive it stopped me from progressing in my career. That’s serious stuff.

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Fix Your Burpee Technique

good-bad-burpee-1Just a little shameless plug for myself today…

If you’re having trouble with the finer points of burpee technique, or you’ve never done a burpee before and want to get off on the right foot, check out my new article on EliteFTS.com: Three Burpee Technique Flaws and How to Fix Them.

I talk about what you’re doing wrong with three major parts of the burpee – squat, plank, and jump. Chances are, one of these components could use some work. Enjoy!

Getting a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology

Screenshot 2015-04-27 at 1.27.02 PMMost of my friends and family can attest to the fact that I’m not a big fan of formal education. I went to school for a Bachelor’s degree because I felt like it was the thing to do. Everyone else was going to school, so why not? I also felt like I had to snag an undergraduate degree to get my foot in the door.

Admittedly, doing something because you feel pressured into it isn’t the healthiest rationale, especially when it comes to a process as trying as formal education. But that’s how I saw it and that’s what happened. And when I finished my undergraduate degree, I didn’t think I’d ever continue my education in the college setting. In fact, I hadn’t even considered the possibility.

Two years later, however, I chose to do just that.

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The TRX Complex

This isn’t at all like the ‘Crossfit Complex’, I promise. TRX may be a cult in some ways, but at least it’s mostly safe. Sure, you can strain a muscle doing just about anything – bending down to pick something up, aggressively brushing your teeth – but you don’t have to worry about throwing your entire posterior chain out because you kipped a little too hard on your 32nd set of half-kipping pull-ups. Continue reading