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Principles

…are plastic. When applied, over time, they not only change the organism, but the organism changes how they are applied. Is this because in biology there are no strict laws? But rather tendencies? Or accidental regularities? You never train in the same body twice. Accumulate each training session over time, and you have might as […]

The pendulum that is raised to the left, strikes back to the right with relentless necessity. — Uexküll This is what I mean when I try to explain how a crash diet or a crash training program – a stress your body is not ready for – will result in a crash outcome. Your body […]

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A Metaphors Tale – How Fission Fusion Was Born

The Many Cycles Of Biology What stretching is to contraction in the muscle function cycle, aerobic system stimulation is to anaerobic demand. Now cant a contraction be part of the stretch cycle? And cant anaerobic system function be part of the aerobic systems cycle of stimulation? No. But why? At rest you are stretched and aerobic. […]

Fission Fusion – How It Became

Fitness training is where the ideas of biology, physics and psychology have sex.  Sexually Interdependent Principles? The principles of training and diet should not be considered independent when it comes to application to your body and mine. They must be considered as functionally interdependent. What we want is to have the principles of training and […]

Flip The Script On The Fundamentals Of Fitness

What you do with your body, determines what your body does with your food: The processing, digesting, integrating and utilizing characteristic of a highly physically active body is going to be substantially different from the processing characteristics of a sedentary physiology. Its like putting chicken into a pot of boiling water, versus putting the same […]

Science VS Experience, The Lab VS Observation: Tacit VS Explicit

You have probably already realized that I’ve created an all out, no holds barred false duality slug fest, with my title to this post above. And you’d be right. The problem isn’t this simple. The issue isn’t this plain. The solution isn’t this formulaic. The process isn’t this black and white. My post probably isn’t […]

Over 12 years ago, I came across me intellectual mentor, friend and hero, Howard Bloom. I emailed him to ask him about his belief in God or gods. He sent back a fantastic two paragraph note that I still have in my Bloomian folder. But I won’t write it out for you. Sorry if it […]

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Professional Deviation – Thoughts From The Random

Professional Advice for Coaches and Trainers – If your passion does not become your profession, then your profession will become your poison – When it comes to the art of coaching – the psychology of diet and the physiology of program design and vice versa – internet argumentation will kill creativity more than it will […]

Small Corruptive Thoughts

The Scientific, Lab Tested and Explicit Versus the Tacit, Experienced and Observed You have probably already realized that I’ve created an all out, no holds barred false (or true?) duality slug fest. Each with it’s own trichotomy. And you’d be right that the problem is not this simple. The issue isn’t this plain. The solution […]

Ideas That Will Change Your Training Philosophy

Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine. ― Ludwig van Beethoven Human existence is like a dialogue with a multiple protean involuntary – motives, resistances, irremediable situations – to which willing responds by choice, effort, or consent. I submit to […]