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Intensity Defined

Intensity Defined

The scientific literature clearly delineates that intensity is the most important controllable factor (uncontrollable factors would include our genetics) in an individual’s response to an exercise program.  It appears that the other variables of an exercise program,...

Inspiration from Athletes

Inspiration from Athletes

As I write this, I’m on a plane to Atlanta to watch the Olympic Marathon Trials which take place Saturday afternoon (and are televised on NBC). The top 3 male and female finishers will make the Olympic team that will go to Tokyo this summer. I’m excited to watch...

Finite and Infinite Games

Finite and Infinite Games

About a month ago, I finished reading Simon Sinek’s new book, Infinite Game. Just two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to hear Sinek give the keynote presentation on this same topic at a conference in Orlando. Following his keynote, I attended a private Q and A (a...

Two Kinds of Motivation

Two Kinds of Motivation

My psychology and sport-psychology friends would be upset with me because I'm not actually talking about the academic classifications of motivation (intrinsic, extrinsic, fear, achievement, and so on). I'm referring to two, simple manifestations of motivation central...

Gretchen Reynolds from the New York Times Says it Better Than I Could

Gretchen Reynolds from the New York Times Says it Better Than I Could

This Fit Tip is simply some encouragement from me to read the latest from Gretchen Reynolds with the New York Times on the topic of strength training and our hearts. Reynolds does a fantastic job of bringing to light new research that is shaping our understanding of...

What Makes You Think People Actually Want to Get in Shape?

What Makes You Think People Actually Want to Get in Shape?

On September 3rd, I had the pleasure of being personally trained by strength training author and legend, Roger Schwab, at “X-Force Philly” in Philadelphia. Roger was the longtime head judge for the International Federation of Body Building, author of the book,...

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