DHEA: Is this the most effective Testosterone Booster?

How I Boosted my own Testosterone by over 30% Earlier this year I had the pleasure of consulting with an advanced performance physician that works with multiple special operations units and professional sports teams.  We talked a lot about how to maximize performance in aging athletes, so naturally, the conversation swung to the “T” word. …

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Travel Fitness: You must have a go-to bodyweight routine

We all travel – and most of love to do it. In this day and age it is practically unavoidable. Whether you love it or hate it, you will find yourself traveling due to any number of reasons: business, vacations, holidays with family and friends – the list is extensive. After about 4 or 5 …

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How to train for strength and endurance simultaneously

Training for strength and endurance simultaneously can be effective if approached the right way

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Nutrient Partitioning – Metabolic Holy Grail

Nutrient Partitioning: Not Every Calorie is Equal   Ever wonder why you stop losing weight (or body fat more precisely) a couple weeks into a particular dieting cycle. Why do some people tend to gain only fat and lose mostly muscle when they diet? How do some people only gain muscle when they workout and …

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Dire Wolf CrossFit Part 3: Nine Fundamental Lifts

Exercise Anatomy and Physiology and the NINE Foundational Movements (+ something for abs) Part One     Part Two       In this third and final part of summarizing the CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Manual (for the solo practitioner), what I am calling Dire Wolf CrossFit since there is already a “Lone Wolf CrossFit” Box …

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Dire Wolf CrossFit-Part 2: Defining Fitness

Dire Wolf CrossFit: Part TWO Read Part ONE Here Defining Health and Fitness      As a physician, I’ve long recognized that western medicine has been focused for too long on preventing illness and treating disease rather than promoting fitness, and better yet, obtaining an optimally functioning body. Recognizing that the attempt to avoid a …

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Dire Wolf CrossFit-Part One: Fundamentals

CrossFit for the Lone Wolf Practitioner Have you ever wanted to try CrossFit but either you didn’t have a local “Box” (what the CF crowd calls their type of gym) or just didn’t have the time or money to spend? Many any of us in this situation have been doing CrossFitesque training for decades – …

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Arete’ : The Quest for metaphysical excellence

What is Arete’? How would you describe the ideal human? What traits would this person possess? Think of your favorite heroes.  What are their most noble qualities?  What makes them heroic? Is the ideal the Olympic athlete, with a powerful body and remarkable athletic ability – and the years of calculated training endured to attain …

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Navy SEAL Fitness: Block Periodized Training

BLOCK-PERIODIZED TRAINING IMPROVES PHYSIOLOGICAL AND TACTICALLY RELEVANT PERFORMANCE IN NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE OPERATORS Abt JP, Oliver JM, Nagai T, et al.  JSCR 2016;30(1):39-52. A review of the latest Tactical Strength and Conditioning Program from the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research If you’re willing to workout 6 days a week AND be in ultimate fighting …

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5 MAJOR Reasons to use Creatine

5 Major reasons you should be using Creatine And one reason you shouldn’t Bigger, Stronger, Leaner, Faster…… and smarter and healthier too? The Bottom Line Up Front: Creatine makes you Perform better physically (strength, power, and work performed) Increases muscle size Improves cognitive function (No, Really) Has a great track record of safety Has a …

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