Monthly Archives: September 2007

Training the Backside of Your Core

I’m not a big fan of the word “core.” Unless of course, your name happens to end with “core,” then it’s completely awesome. However in the fitness world, the term “core” is often misused and misunderstood. Your “core” is not just the front of Mens Health or Oxygen Magazine, with the cover model sporting a… Read more

Fatigue ALWAYS Masks True “Fitness”

Vladimir Zatsiorsky (a man who is smarter than all of us) summarized the fitness-fatigue theory (or two factor theory) by stating, “The immediate effect after a workout is considered a combination of (a) fitness gain prompted by the workout and (b) fatigue. The summation of positive and negative changes determines the final outcome.” Fatigue will… Read more

Crunches (Revisted)

Awhile back I wrote a blog on how much I dislike the abdominal crunch. If I had to make a list of things that I dislike the most, it would look like this: 1. Ben Affleck 2. Abdominal Crunch 3. People who don’t say thank you when you hold open the door for them. 4…. Read more

You’re Not That Special

I come across a lot of people who seem to think that they’re special. Don’t get me wrong, we’re ALL special in our own way. I mean, anyone who can sit through an entire evening of listening to the Presidential Debates and not want to punch their television would certainly constitute as someone “special.” That… Read more