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How The Art of War Can Help You Improve Your Fitness

“The Art of War” has got to be one of the most prolific books on military strategy. It is on just about every required reading list I’ve seen in the military and I’ve even heard it recommend a number of times to (and by) very successful business owners because there...

Add 30# to Your Deadlift in 30-Days

Heavy barbells are great. Heavy bodies can become a liability. So I want you all to be like a gymnast or like that old wiry guy in the gym who surprises you when he can lift way more weight than you ever would have expected. In the past, we talked about how to get...

New Year, New You?

Have you made new goals for the new year? With just about everyone else in the world coming up with arbitrary resolutions that they will likely forget about two weeks from now have already forgotten, I’m hoping you’ve created a solid, realistic, goal to shoot for and...

This Should Be The Foundation of Your Training Program

Most of you know that I think long slow distance (LSD) style endurance training is wildly inefficient. Sure, you can get better at running long distances that way, but it’s not the only way to accomplish that goal and it is incredibly detrimental to improving all...

Post Run Recovery – Do You Even Yoga, Bro?

Today, I'm coming at you guys with a challenge. Stop skipping your cooldowns! There is a ton of research out there suggesting that a proper cooldown, including stretching, can reduce soreness and improve your overall flexibility (unless you go back to sitting in a...

Vitamin D: Lose Fat, Build Muscle, & Help Prevent Cancer

It seems like just about everyone and their brother these days are on some sort of “macro” nutrition plan (i.e. Where you base what you eat solely off of a daily allotment of protein, carbohydrates, and fats) but it seems like many are forgetting that there are these...

Plantar Fasciitis – Fix Your Feet!

So a few weeks ago I wrote and one of the most common causes of pain and discomfort I’ve come across in my military athletes: Shin Splints. Today I’d like to take a few minutes and talk about another super common injury I run into every day, something that is...

Why you get shin splints & how to avoid them

Shin splints... This is one running & rucking related injury that keeps popping up on my radar thanks to people writing me and asking how to prevent/deal with this annoying injury. If you’re lucky enough to be unfamiliar with shin splints then here is a quick primer:...

Ruck training without the soul crushing volume

Almost 3 years ago I participated in my first GORUCK Challenge. For those of you who still don’t know what GORUCK is you should check out the videos on their website and you’ll get a decent idea. But basically... The GORUCK Challenge is a team event, never a race....

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