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It is one thing to show a man that he is in error; it is another to make him see the truth.   John Locke Wow, things seem to be moving at warp speed lately, and last week was the epitome of that.  Hell, I’m not one to whine, but I’ve still got a birthday […]

“The new source of power is not money in the hands of a few, but information in the hands of many.” – John Naisbitt So I turned 49 this weekend.  Which, if my math is correct, marks my 38th year of actively pursuing strength and conditioning as way to better myself.  And even before my […]

“Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.” – Will Durant Communal living is something that has appealed to me since I was first exposed to the idea after spending a good while as a live-in at a kibbutz just outside of Jaffa, Israel.   The sense of community and common purpose was unlike […]

“Genius is talent set on fire by courage.” – Henry van Dyke  We’re in the final run-up to the awesome, 3-day Paleo f(x) symposium this week — 80 speakers, 700+ attendees, approximately 100 volunteers, S&C workshops, cooking demos, a huge expo area, after-hours dinners and parties — a true, 3-day, not-to-be-missed, ultimate wellness, uber-event.  Can’t […]

“Genius is talent set on fire by courage.” – Henry van Dyke  We’re in the final run-up to the awesome, 3-day Paleo f(x) symposium this week — 80 speakers, 700+ attendees, approximately 100 volunteers, S&C workshops, cooking demos, a huge expo area, after-hours dinners and parties — a true, 3-day, not-to-be-missed, ultimate wellness, uber-event.  Can’t […]

“Genius is eternal patience.” – Michelangelo Many people new to training, or new to healthy dieting — or even new to the whole ancestral wellness idea — are, by necessity, driven to emulate the actions of those who have forged a path ahead of them.  This is the early part of any new learning curve, […]

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.” – John Muir Here’s a little New Year’s day fun for you.  4 rounds of the following, for time: (A1) Behind the neck push-press: 185 x 5 (A2) Hang clean: 185 x 7 (A3) Front Squat: […]

“Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald We’ve been asked when we were going to roll this out.  Well, now we have.  Shoot us an email if you’d like to take part.  We’d love to help you attain your diet and fitness goals. […]

“Give me the liberty to know, to utter and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.” – John Milton I’ve long considered Dr. Doug McGuff a close friend.  He’s passionate about health and fitness, thoughtful and highly intelligent.  I only wish we had more time  just to hang out at Skyler’s place, like this, exchanging ideas and […]

“American government is a deviant subculture. Its leaders stand on soapboxes and polarize the public by pointing fingers while secretly doing the bidding of special interests. Many public employees plod through life with their noses in rule books, indifferent to the actual needs of the public and unaccountable to anyone. The professionals who interact with […]

“Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.” – Andrew Jackson Heh…Seriously?  I saw this today after blasting through a few blistering rounds of sprints, jumps and bar work.  Now I’m not exactly sure what “ve gan do”, but whatever it is, you can bet the intensity […]

“The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.” – William Blake I’ll first set this up by looking at last Thursday’s weight room session which consisted of squat cleans and dips.  The dips were the focus of the workout, and were autoregulated; the squat cleans were […]

“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.” – Hannah Arendt Talk about a severely weak underbelly.  Sun Tzu couldn’t have imagined a more elegant undoing of a militarily and economically superior nation.  Let them eat themselves into oblivion with a […]

“The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution.” – Hannah Arendt In my work at Efficient Exercise, it’s my duty to provide the most health and fitness bang for the buck for my clients —  in accordance, of course, with their goals. Now, like any other “worth his salt”, literary/liberal […]

“For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh   Testing vs Training…Events vs Workouts I covered this a little more extensively in a previous post, but I bring this topic up again since I get questions about it quite often.  So often, […]