Training Boredom

Training Boredom

“Do you have any suggestions for programming when general population clients complain of boredom from doing similar movements all the time?” You know I’m at a loss here man. When you talk to general population clients about food everything’s boring. I want to eat more vegetables. I don’t like vegetables. Drink more water. Can I […]

Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading

Okay we got a question from Luka. “I am 21 years old, kinesiology student from Croatia. We can’t learn much on the college except basic stuff.” Well good. You’re lucky. “Can you recommend me some quality books about strength and conditioning and some books about healthy lifestyle for a general population and older people also.” […]

Motivation and Habits

Motivation and Habits

We got a follow-up from Jim. “Hello Dan you asked for a follow-up to my first question so here goes. I just started doing the park bench program on the website,” Good for you that actually makes me happy, “and I’m sure that will take care of my training needs.” You know I would hope […]

Packing for Ireland

Packing for Ireland

Now this question actually made me very happy. “The wife and I,” the wife and I, “have a two-week trip to Ireland in May from Dublin then south and then to the coast and flying out of Shannon.” Shannon is a tremendous airport. “Like you, we are one bag packers. I read your packing essay […]

Loaded Carries for Climbers

Loaded Carries for Climbers

“I train to support my rock climbing and extend my athletic career,” it’s interesting because don’t all of us basically have our sport and then want to do it as long as we can. “I try to hit all the major movement patterns except usually pull-ups as I feel I’m doing so much already.” That’s, […]

Effective Unstructured Training

Effective Unstructured Training

“I am 18 years old and currently weigh around 73 to 75 kilos,” for the Americans about 165, 160, 165, “I have no injuries,” What? I’m very disappointed in you at your age, “and compete in long-distance track events at a national level but gave it up a few years ago I have been training […]

Easy Strength Today

Easy Strength Today

I had a nice little question about the concept of easy strength and the person asked me about loaded carries and it got me deep diving into well really since 2003 which is you know 16, 17 years now of doing this protocol along with all these new things that have come along you know […]

Dealing with Stress Eating

Dealing with Stress Eating

“I tend to stress during academic exams. What can I do to keep losing or at least not gain fat during my December exams?” There’s a great Bob Newhart thing and it was on I think In Living Color where the people would come in and he could lean over and go, “Stop it!” and […]

Getting Mom In Shape

Getting Mom In Shape

“How can I help my mom lose 10 to 20 pounds with her active lifestyle but most importantly help her avoid injuries and stay in shape enough to excel at her jobs? She’s 59 years old and works two janitorial jobs. She has access to a full gym but prefers to run.” You know 10 […]