Don’t Do It All At Once

Let’s say you had the bright idea of climbing Mount Everest. Let’s also say that you have no experience as a climber. Would you climb on the schedule of an experienced climber? I doubt most of us would survive the first day. But let’s say that you had unlimited time and supplies. I think you could make a shot at it if you started with 15-30min hikes everyday and slowly increased you duration every few days. After a while you’d get acclimated and your endurance should increase. It might take…

Always be a beginner

The other morning I woke up and started my morning routine. I walked down to the kitchen and started the tea kettle for my coffee. Filled my lunch bag. Put on my gym clothes. The last thing I do is make my post workout shake. 2 scoops of protein and a medium Gatorade. I do this every morning like clockwork. I could do it with my eyes closed…and most mornings, they are.   Step one for the shake is to grab a shaker cup and fill it with the Gatorade.…

The Need For Compound Exercises

When you start to make a sculpture out of a big block of granite, do you start with the details or take off big chunks to get the basic shape? I’d say that taking chunks out of the block of granite would be the first step and gets the most work done. Trying to sculpt a statue with a small chisel would be a waste of time. The debate between compound and isolation exercises is the same thing. You will get more sculpting done with the squat than you will…