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Box Breathing

Box breathing is a specific form of cadenced breath. It is called box breathing because each leg of the breath, inhale, hold, exhale, hold, is the same length. Thus, if you drew it out in the number of seconds for each one turning 90 degrees for each transition, it would look like a box. Box […]

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Hanging Body Whip Drill

shoulderIt is great to move your body in many different ways. As such, I often play with movements. And so it was that I found myself going from some hanging drills into the following: The Hanging Body Whip   Hang from a bar where you can keep your feet on the ground. Then rotate your […]

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992 Total Testosterone

Recently, I got my latest blood work back. And I was happy to find I hit a new PR in both total and free testosterone! 992 ng/dL Total Testosterone And my Free Testosterone came in at 17.2 ng/dL. I have a post going into more detail about the results over at Lost Empire. I’m sharing it […]

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Workouts that Build Your Brain

I love science…but it’s not without it’s problems. One of which is that we often have theories that are just plan wrong. Remember the idea that the brain didn’t grow new neurons as an adult, and wasn’t capable of change? Couldn’t be more wrong. Jim wrote in response to the recent post on diversity of […]

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Death by All Causes

Are you familiar with the term “death from all causes,” sometimes also called “all-cause mortality?” In longitudinal research, that is studies where the same data is collected from the same people over long periods of time, this is something that can often be found. For example, one group of people does X, while a second […]

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Rerunning a Mental Program

I put together a multi-faceted plan to get back in action on the Beast Snatch, and finally achieve this big goal. One part of that plan was for mental training. And one aspect of that was to listen to my own Fitness Maximizer hypnotic tracks.  While I also do self-hypnosis each morning where it is […]

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Ido Portal – Just Move

Recently, this documentary was release. It is titled Just Move and is about Ido Portal and his teachers regarding movement. For anyone interested in movement (and hint: everyone should be considering you move throughout your life) this is worth watching. You can find more of the movie, as well as bonus Q&A’s and more at […]

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How Stretching makes You Weaker

The research pretty much agrees. Static stretching before exercise makes you weaker. In 2013, Luka Simic et al did a review of all the studies on the topic, as written in “Does pre-exercise static stretching inhibit maximal muscular performance? A meta-analytical review.” They found a total of 104 studies. These studies looked at strength, power […]

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