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Deliberately Non Optimal

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In previous posts we opened the door to a particular expansive subject, which is to say the art and science of using physical training to change emotional and mental states. Now just about everybody knows that physical training has positive effects that reaches beyond the physical sphere. But the inquiry usually stops there, which is […]

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Conjugate Harmonious Physical Work

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In previous installments of this blog I have talked about the use of strength work for ends beyond physical. As it were working on achieving specific positive changes in emotional and mental states. Some of that discussion centered around how certain types of strength work, though other methods of physical work are workable too. The […]

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The T-Bar

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There is no getting around the fact that in writing this I am in some say trying to convince you, the reader, to go buy some pipe and pipe fittings. But wait, believe it or not, there is actually some very compelling reasons to go buy pipe fittings. No I do not have stock in […]

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In Praise of Front Loading

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The most fundamental and persistent problems often have very simple solutions. That is not to say that the solution is easy to apply, but it is rarely complexity that wins the day. What I want to talk about here is another of example of this principle at work. The biggest obstacle to progress in physical […]

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Simple Supplementation

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 It happens tolerably often that I get asked various questions related to supplementation and its role in the process of physical training. The questions often have the flavor ‘what is the best supplement?’ ‘which supplements should I take?’ ‘what do you think about supplementation?” and so on, which of course is why the Internet is […]

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The Emotional After Effects of Physical Work

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It is well known that any physical activity has after effects on what we may – tentatively – call mental and emotional states. Most of the time this is about as specifically as we go when talking and thinking about such matters. Why is this important anyway? These after effects have real world practical application, […]

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Musings On a Sled

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This post is the first entry in this blog. Hopefully the first of many to come. For this reason I thought it would be suitable to start with a post that captures, if not all, then at least a large chunk of the topics and themes that I am hoping to cover in the future. […]