Functional Training Vs. Bodybuilding

“Bodybuilding is unhealthy” says the functional training enthusiast. “Functional Training is a waste of time.” says the bodybuilder. Little do they realize, they both do the same thing when they train. A bodybuilder’s goal is to become as strong as possible, stressing each muscle to close to the breaking point, then pulling back and cutting …

Perfection: A Waste of Time

Let me start by speaking to those planning to compete in bodybuilding and/or physique based competition; you all should absolutely be working towards perfection to have any shot at success in your field. Now, for those of you NOT looking to compete, let’s chat. Perfection in fitness is a complete and utter waste of time. …

Training Vs. Straining: Which Are You Doing?

Think back to your most recent workout. What was the goal? Did you get close to your goal? What did you do to make yourself better? Why did you do that workout? What’s next? What did you get out of that workout? How many burpees did you do? Now, some (or most) of you reading …

Strength: The Most Essential Skill

“On my last day on this earth, I want to be able to wipe my own ass.” – Jason Marshall, Strongfirst Barbell Master Instructor No matter what it is you would like to accomplish in your life, whether it’d be lifting 1000 pounds, running across the country, or simply being able to get yourself up …

“All or Nothing” Means Nothing

“It’s a marathon, not a sprint.” “Well, here’s some news, sir…I sprint my marathons.” *Chaos ensues. The client begins to sprint, the client slows down, then stops, then re-starts, then slows down, then stops, then quits* No matter how quickly you get there, the finish line is the same for everybody. It’s the same color, …