Training Tips

Gotta Love The Chalk – 5 Tips For Using Chalk When Weightlifting

There’s a good reason rock climbers use chalk:  improved grip. Chalk improves grip Of course, chalk isn’t just good for climbers.  Lifting heavy requires substantial grip tenacity.  Especially in the summer, with humidity high. I’ve been working my my grip strength for many months now, usually once a week doing plate pinches, towel hangs, etc. at the end of...
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Open Q&A

It’s been a while since I’ve thrown open the floor and done a good Q&A session.  Some of you long time subscribers might remember that we sometimes did these via podcast/mp3 but let’s keep this simple.  In the comments section below, ask me ANY fitness related question.  Completely open.  I will then do two things: a) I will answer...
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Healthy Chocolate Pudding

Ok, I admit, when Mike Geary sent me this article I thought it was a bit gimmicky.  But when you read the recipe, you realize this isn’t just hype. Check it out here: Healthy Chocolate Pudding Enjoy! p.s. post comments as to how you like it/dislike it...
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News

Cameron’s Spartan Experience

Cameron’s Spartan Experience… Cameron did the Spartan in The Carolina’s the weekend of June 25th.  Here is his first-hand account… The race was intended to be approx. 8 miles with 15 obstacles.  The fastest times were intended to be around 80 minutes.  It ended up being (after adding the turns) about 10 miles and 19 obstacles (+/- 1, depending...
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Dieting & Food

Stomach Fat – Subcutaneous vs. Visceral Fat

Subcutaneous Fat vs. Visceral Fat It’s almost too cliche to have fitness sites talking about abs and stomach fat as summer approaches, but then again, that’s important to most readers this time of year. Have you heard of the difference between visceral fat and subcutaneous fat?  Mike Geary has a great article this week on the topic.  You can...
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Spartan Training Plan – Draft

I did a quick write-up for my team mates to jump-start our Spartan training.  See previous post on the Spartan Race for context. This is far from complete, and is just some basic principles.  As I’ve mentioned, each of our 5-person team is coming with completely different strengths and weaknesses so this is just to get us all on...
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Training Tips

Spartan, Anyone?

UPDATE:  Other articles in this series on this site are: The Vermont Spartan Beast – Summary and Lessons Learned Spartan Training Plan – Draft Vermont Spartan Beast – Photos and Details More forthcoming, including Tough Mudder training Some of you may have seen some recent discussion over at the forum on The Spartan: http://leanlifters.com/forum/goals-and-motivation/spartan-race/ This is one of those...
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