The Difference a Body Positive Approach Can Make – StrongFirst

An excellent article by strength coach Lore McSpadden. It's not about your size, it's about your heart. I see every day what can happen from a more body positive approach to strength training. I see what happens when people discover…

You Don’t Control The Outcomes Of Your Life, Principles Do. | Inc.com

Brilliant and to the point. Also, almost irrefutably true. Your Entire Life Is Preparation It is for this reason that everything you do matters. Principles, like gravity, are in control. You can't escape them. The people you spend your time…

Breaking Muscle: Tabata Training and the Myth of the 4-Minute Workout

Great article by coach Matt Beecroft on the bullshit way that high intensity training is sold to the consuming public. The takeaway from this is that in order to do Tabata training, you have to do it in the way…

Inc.: How to Remarkably Transform Your Life in 4 Ways Through a Mindset of Intention

Intention is critical to long-term life success. It is the focused discipline of making conscientious choices and asserting yourself...frequently, over your own impulses...to choose more wisely and strategically in all facets of your life. This article about intentionality begins with…

Scroll.in: This video shows what an honest dieting product should tell consumers (‘we’re designed for failure’)

This video is OUTRAGEOUS. Because it manages to be sad, true, and hilarious all at once. If you are one of the suckers the host is talking about, I feel sorry for you...a little. You are mostly killing yourself with…

Why You Should Question Nutrition Research and What Happened in 1980 – Whole Life Challenge

In case you missed this the first time around, it's still worth a read, if I do say so myself. Enjoy! There was a time when the words of moms and grandmothers ruled the nutritional roost. For the most part, their…

The Upshot|We’re So Confused: The Problems With Food and Exercise Studies

Excellent article by NYT writer Gina Kolata on why studies about exercise and nutrition are often worthless. And those are just the ones done by people who should know better, such as actual physicians or scientists. We don't have enough…

Forbes Now: 8 Things Science Says We Can Do To Become A Little Happier

Look at what's number one on the list in this article. Happiness can be fleeting under the best of circumstances. Even people who are basically happy have periods when they’re not, and for those who are prone to depression, it’s always…

The Case for Eating Butter Just Got Stronger | TIME

Darisuh Mozaffarian is the real deal...a physician-scientist who actually understands science. This is an excellent summary article on the apparently interminable (and mostly idiotic) debate over fat in the diet. Get rid of poor quality carbs (alcohol, sugar, refined grains)…

A mathematical theory reveals why you should ignore diet and exercise fads

Two really smart guys explain -- quite simply, actually -- why so many people make so many dumb mistakes in diet and exercise. I agree with their thesis wholeheartedly. My approach with every client I work with is...stick to basics.…