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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I’m settled into my new house, and things are mostly back to normal. However, much that I want to go off in a new training direction, I still have a big goal I need to hit before I can do that. The Beast Snatch Test. I was closing in on it, but let me tell […]
Did you know that vital lung capacity is looked at as one of the indicators of age? As you go up in age, lung capacity tends to go down. But like most things regarding aging…there is a LOT you can do about it. The other day I met up with a 79 year old man […]
This past weekend I was at the Longevity Now Conference in Anaheim. One of the speakers was the Ice Man, Wim Hof. In case you’re not familiar with him he’s the holder of 26 world records including the longest ice bath, climbing Mt. Everest in shorts, completing a marathon in the Arctic circle in shorts, […]
These cages were used to ensure that children got enough sunlight and fresh air while living in apartment buildings. This photo is from 1937. Most people looking at this would say something along the lines of “Wow, that’s a stupid and dangerous idea.” And while I agree that you would need to be 100% sure […]
As I said in my previous article very few people give you any sort of specifics on the how to of psyching up. And remember this doesn’t mean you need to have people slapping you in the face. (I never liked that one personally, but hey I guess it works for some.) Psyching up is […]
This week’s podcast features Jon Haas and a discussion on breathing methods and how different exercises can be used to achieve different aims and goals inside and outside the gym.