• Make yourself harder to kill

    Stronger people are harder to kill. It has been that way since our ancestors ran around in loin cloths chasing down Wooly Mammoths and hunting Saber-Toothed Tigers. The 21st century has led to a different lifestyle for mankind though. We are a lot more sedentary today and therefore we have to exert ourselves through exercise …


  • Stop redlining it! 8 key signs of overtraining

    Congrats! You are hitting your training program hard. You are constantly pushing yourself to new levels of personal performance. You should be proud of your efforts, but how do you know when enough is enough? God forbid if all that hard work results in, gulp, that nemesis of athletes all over the world: overtraining. My …


  • Stop pounding the pavement: the benefits of running on various surfaces

    Have you ever thought about the surfaces you run on? Are you a steadfast road warrior who always pounds the pavement, yet finds themselves with shin splints or other overuse movements? Limiting yourself to only one running surface (especially an extremely hard one like cement and pavement) may lead to further problems as your body …


  • I am not Michael Jordan?!

    I will never forget Michael Jordan’s heroic performance in game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals. He scored 38 points while battling the flu with a high fever. His magical performance that night left a lasting impression on me about the bodies ability to beat the flu. I thought you had to be “tough” if …