The Big Move

Don’t worry. You’re in the right place. I’m making a big international move this summer, and as part of that move, I am transferring this site to a new server. Most of the information will be transferred over in a matter of days, but I am also working on some exciting new features in the … Read more

Moving with 5/3/1 and CrossFit

I’ve always loved programming. One of my favorite things to do is sit down with Soldiers and go over their current fitness, their fitness goals both in the military and after, find out how they like to workout and what motivates them to do so. Then, together, we create a program to reach their goal. … Read more

The Last APFT I’ll Ever Take

I’ve never found the APFT to be a good measure of overall physical fitness. In order to max the test you have to train specifically for it, which drastically undercuts your ability to develop comprehensive fitness. This is especially true for strength and endurance, both of which are critical to the life of a Soldier, and … Read more

What I Learned by Running 31 Miles

One month ago I started streaking. I ran at least one mile per day, everyday. On some days I ran more. I particularly enjoyed running a 5k on Wednesdays. But I made some surprising discoveries about myself. I’ve been running for a long time. During my late 20’s I ran five marathons, several half marathons, … Read more

Running Every Day for a Year

It’s that time of year, but I wouldn’t call it a resolution. After all, I started on a whim on December 11th just to make sure I maintain cardio throughout my holiday vacation. The idea was simple. I run at least one mile everyday. I told myself it’ll help keep the extra holiday pounds off. … Read more

Thoughts on Jack3d by USP Labs

I’m almost through a container of the Blue Raspberry flavor of Jack3d. I’ve used it a few times before, but I have never really been a huge fan. I feel like it gives me the jitters more than other products, and for some reason it elevates my heart rate more than other pre-workout products. This … Read more

#SquatEveryday

Last week I decided to change my split from the push/pull routine that I have been doing for almost three months to a more traditional bodybuilding split.  Well, here I am a week later changing it up again. Not that much, though. I’m simply taking my leg day on Wednesday and changing it to a … Read more

Changing My Split

Several recent out-of-town trips for work threw me off my Build Power schedule. During my travels I switched to a push/pull style routine and tried to stick with working the entire body twice per week. Well, I failed. I simply did not keep up with the amount of volume that I needed to. Today I’m … Read more