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“A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.” – Confucius   I’ve had some discussions lately about periodization models, and about what models I think are most effective and, more to the point, why (seemingly, at least) I don’t follow any periodization model at all in my own workouts.  Even […]

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 […]

“I’m not a very good writer, but I’m an excellent rewriter.” – James Michener Since returning from AHS13, I’ve been consumed with listening to Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History account of the life and times of Genghis Khan.   Of course there’s a hell of a lot to the Khan story — roughly 10 hours worth in […]

 “Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.” – Michel de Montaigne  Next weekend I’ll be in Atlanta for the 2013 iteration of the Ancestral Health Symposium.  My presentation topic will be, The 21st Century Fitness Professional – A New Paradigm.  Needless to say, I am stoked for this event!  Now, can I pack […]

“It’s tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that’s right on time it’s tricky…it’s tricky (tricky) tricky (tricky)” – Run DMC   No disrespect, fellas — but if y’all think rockin’ a rhyme that’s right on time is tricky (tricky) tricky (tricky), try integrating a good and sensible workout program into a hectic, […]

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own […]

“For every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.” – H. L. Mencken After a long day of Grand Opening festivities; the nucleus of Efficient Exercise’s San Antonio gang.  Photo by Christopher Lazano. It’s shocking, at times, when I come face-to-face with just how long I’ve been in this S&C […]

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” – Guillaume Apollinaire Just another lazy Sunday afternoon at Efficient Exercise.  I thought that an old school squat clean paired with a new school ARXFit chest press would make for an interesting combo.  And hey, why not pull off […]

“A leader must have the courage to act against an expert’s advice.” – James Callaghan   Whoa…. I’m still coming out of the whirlwind that was this past weekend’s uber-successful Paleo f(x) symposium.  The Paleosphere is rife with assessments, so no need for me to do one here.  Not only that, but mine would be a tad bit […]

“You’ll worry less about what people think about you when you realize how seldom they do.” – David Foster Wallace Tracking progress, EDT style.   Notice how the handwriting degrades rapidly here… I guess I’m just much too performance driven (or seriously ADHD) to tolerate much in the way of conventional (read, bodybuilding-like), direct arm training in […]

 ”He only profits from praise who values criticism.” – Heinrich Heine In the clip below, I have another autoregulation example for you.  Lesley trains clients along side me at our Efficient Exercise Rosedale studio and, as you’ll see in the clip, she’s one tough customer.  This is some footage from one of our most recent […]

“Revolutions are not made by men in spectacles”  Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. You’ll see the term ARX or ARXFit kicked around here a bit, and listed quite often in my posted workouts.  As such, I’ve had quite a few readers ask me to give a more detailed explanation of how this equipment works, and why I […]

“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 […]

“The most dangerous thing about power is to employ it where it is not applicable.” – David Halberstam A “natural” testosterone decline in men over 40, of about 1 -1.5% per year?  This is what conventional wisdom tells us, and is for sure what Big Pharma would love for us to believe.  And, in fact, this […]

“The most dangerous thing about power is to employ it where it is not applicable.” – David Halberstam A “natural” testosterone decline in men over 40, of about 1 -1.5% per year?  This is what conventional wisdom tells us, and is for sure what Big Pharma would love for us to believe.  And, in fact, this […]