Training from Scratch (II) – Strength

Building on the theme of the first part of this series, this post looks at the benefits of strength training for longevity. (Around 3.500 words, estimated reading time: 15-18 minutes.)

Yoga for Lifters (Part II) – Loaded Yoga [UPDATED]

[UPDATE 04/2018. Originally published in 10/2016, it’s not as crappy as Yoga for Lifters (Part I) because I get fewer things wrong, but it’s still far from what it should be. Namely, everything in this article can be derived from biomechanics principles in a much more systematic way. Aside from reinventing the wheel, however, there’s nothing…

Yoga for lifters (Part I) [UPDATED]

[UPDATE 04/2018. Originally published in 09/2016, this post is not that bad considering how many things I got wrong. Still, I stand by the recommendations for exercises  (but the reasons have nothing to do with those I gave back then). Please remember that at that time, I was barely able to walk or wipe my…

Training from Scratch (I) – Cardio

Let’s take a hypothetical situation: you need to start training from scratch. What would you need to know, do right now, plan for the foreseeable future, and beyond that? Well, first, you should do your cardio.

Strong Words: Laurie MacDougall Sookraj

Laurie MacDougall Sookraj is an amazing strongwoman and a wonderful person. I have interacted with her on and off on Fitocracy, first as @lmds and now as @TinyDynamite. Her other social network handles are @tiny_strongwoman_lmds on IG and @lmds on Twitter. Although I follow her with interest I thought a fellow strongwoman would be better suited…

Meet The Newer Avocado – Part III: Crowdfunding a Crusade

Less than 1.000 words, estimated reading time: about 4-5 min. I am the older and uglier avocado. I guess you got the point by now: I’m a philosopher-turned-cognitive-scientist-with-competitive-kettlebell-sport-ambitions. And by now you know my story too, but hey, it’s been some time so let’s save your long-term memory the trouble. A couple of years ago, when…

The Magical 4 Minutes

Tabata™ promises the benefits of 1h of exercise in only 4′. Bullshit, or not?

Old School Strength (I) – The Roman Origins

Long before barbells, there were stones and tree trunks, but we don’t need to go that far back. Ancient Rome will do. (Around 2.000 words, estimated reading time: about 9-10 min.)