The Pros and Cons of Garage vs. Membership Gyms | The Art of Manliness

Love Brett McKay and his wife, Kate, who write the Art of Maniliness. This is about the choice between going to the gym (a huge time and money sink, IMHO), and building a home gym in your garage. I have…

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The Washington Post: 5 resolutions health experts hate to hear — and what to do instead

Very little written in the major mainstream media about fitness makes sense. Surprisingly, here is a piece from The Washington Post that does. If you want to do any of the things discussed in this article, you are getting very…

Stretching—A Research Retrospective

Absolutely love exercise scientist Len Kravitz. This is an outstanding essay on flexibility and stretching, two of the most passe and overwrought concepts in athletics and conditioning. Flexibility is a passive, nonsensical "can-you-do-a-split?" mentality? Who cares, unless you're a gymnast…

The Daily Beast: The Busy Person’s Guide to Becoming a Fitness Minimalist

Whoever this writer is, he is a man after my own heart. This is a very good, common sense set of recommendations about fitness minimalism. I might suggest a few different things, but this is mostly right on. No time,…

A neuroscientist says there’s a powerful benefit to exercise that is rarely discussed – Quartz

Excellent piece from Quartz.com on the neurological benefits of exercise, in the areas of memory, concentration, stress relief, creativity, mood, and age-related cognitive health. Okay, so you won't work out to keep your body strong...do it to keep your brain…

Men’s Health: This Marine Broke the World Pullup Record—and You’ll Be Shocked at the Strange Way He Did It

Great article about a Marine on a mission. His insight is important and often lost in our view of fitness as a personal pursuit, which it clearly is. It is also about empowerment, not just of ourselves, but of the…