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  • Home Climbing System: Old School Meets New Science »

    Even though I have one of the best climbing gyms in the country a five-minute bike ride from my house, a home training system is important given my busy lifestyle….

  • Evaluating Altitude & Breath Training »

    I was recently asked to evaluate the Training Mask, along with other altitude training devices and realized that, while I’ve been playing with breathing exercises for most of my life, I’ve…

  • Do Studies Still Mean Anything? »

    “We would never publish it, because then our competition would have it.” I wasn’t shocked when I heard this the other day. It made sense but, for some reason, I’d…

  • The Process »

    Looks like I’m going to have to migrate the site to another platform, or something, but in the mean time I’ll keep posting and maybe I’ll figure out what all…

  • Memory Lane: Joshua Tree Highballs »

    Second test post, with a nice climbing vid. Spent last weekend in Josh,  where I learned to climb in the 80s. The changes were not minor. “This is an entire…

  • Drink Coffee, Live Longer »

    Sorry for the infrequent and lack of depth in posts lately. I’ve been losing a hacking war, mainly because I haven’t had time to deal with it. But I may…

  • The John Gaskins Interview: 20 Years In Waiting »

    I’ve been waiting more than 20 years for this interview. Ever since David “Belt” Potter (aka The Reverend Speefnarkle) stopped reading climbing magazines until they honored his “Where’s the John…

  • Do You Really Need A Recovery Week? »

    This is the recovery week on the BODathon schedule and I’m pretty happy to be getting less sore. Training’s going well, perhaps very well, but without a full stock of blood…

  • BODathon Training For Sports »

    The BODathon is a intensive training program I set up for Beachbody CEO Carl Daikeler so he could train for something big in his limited time. Read more about it…

  • Ballistics, Blood & Biomechanics »

    Patience. It’s not my favorite word. While I work very hard at it when it comes to how I treat others, that interests wanes when it comes to myself. This…

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Mixing Power & Endurance
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April 4, 2015

Mixing Power & Endurance

One of my fitness gurus, Dr. Fred Hatfield, titled a chapter in his book Power, “Power and Endurance: ne’er the twain shall meet.” From a physiological point of view, he’s…

Intervals & The Best Way To Train
Beachbody
April 1, 2015

Intervals & The Best Way To Train

While I haven’t been blogging much, I’ve still been working. Below is an excerpt from a very basic, but somewhat detailed, article I wrote for the Beachbody blog. It’s worth reading…

CT Fletcher
Features
March 27, 2015

CT Fletcher

Let’s get back to some Psyche, starting with CT Fletcher. This interview, from Bodybuilding.com, couldn’t be more motivating. Fletcher is a badass. His web site has gotten a little over-the-top…

Sometimes The Bar Eats You
Cancer
March 19, 2015

Sometimes The Bar Eats You

A wiser fella than myself once said… Sorry for the long layoff. The bar got me pretty good this time but, as usual, life’s a series of strikes and gutters. Dude…

So Much To Do
Cancer Training
January 25, 2015

So Much To Do

My buddy Jack famously said “I can’t die. It would ruin my image” and, while he’s one of the primary inspirations in my life, I have a different take. I…

2015: Happy To See You
Cancer
January 1, 2015

2015: Happy To See You

To paraphrase Monty Python: that was something completely different. Good riddance 2014. You taught me a lot but I’m ready to move on. No offense, but 2015 is going to…