Inten(t)sity

I've heard it said before that the English language is the hardest to learn. Three words can sound the same but have different spelling and meaning, for example, two, too, and to. One word can hold a variety of meanings depending on the context in which it is used. One such word, intensity, can mean…

The Player, The Passenger, The Prisoner, The Protestor, and The Pilot

Is it me or does the title sound like the start to one of those jokes where someone says “a player, a passenger, a prisoner, a protestor, and a pilot walk into a bar.”? I can assure, however, that today’s topic is far from a joke. For the past couple of weeks I’ve been diving…

Do the thing that scares you the most!

"Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold."- Helen Keller As I sit here writing this, I'm currently facing another move to a new city in under a months time. If you've been following along for the last few years you know…

The pursuit of the logical thing to do.

"Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place, and I don't care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard…

Not all physical activity is created equal.

What do you think about when you see the word "conditioning"? Did it have something to do with cardio? I wouldn't blame you if that's what first came to mind. We like using definitions here so lets take a look into what our working definition of conditioning is. Conditioning as defined by the Oxford Dictionary,…

Stimulate to adapt

How many of you have ever gone to the gym and spent a specified amount of time on a treadmill? Maybe it was for a warm-up before hitting the weights with your trainer or maybe it was for a specific amount of time that had been set out as a cardio session in your current…

Fail Forward

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who…