What in the World is the “Synergy” Workout?

In his book, Never Let Go, Dan John talks about something he calls the “synergy” workout. What is it? Well, that’s a great question and one that I had to answer for myself. What Dan John recommends is going through your home and lining up all the pieces of fitness equipment and doing everything at

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Quantity of Supplements to Take

“Simplicity is genius!” – Moni Aizik During a recent trip to Peru I brought along an interesting array of food supplements to experiment with: royal jelly, maca, “7 Seeds mix”, noni, and camu camu. I started taking them all at the same time with the intent of noticing the differences in my performance and well

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Raw Foods, Fasting and Performance Nutrition

Have you ever wondered what the best nutrition for performance is? I have and have come to the conclusion that the subject of food and food choices hold the same level of emotional commitment and irrationality as religion, politics and sex. People will defend and attack what people put into their mouths with the zeal

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How to Master the Burpee

A friend of mine and I were recently discussing books and we both mentioned how much we liked The New Toughness Training for Sports by James E. Loehr. While reviewing it I found some key lessons on something that seems to stump and stumble a lot of people, and that is mastering the burpee. You

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Lessons from my Sigung – Part 3

What it really takes to achieve Mastery While I was training in Chen Style Taijiquan my Sifu brought my Sigung over for a seminar (Sigung is my Sifu’s teacher and it is a term that is synonymous with “grandfather”). While we received training at our level, my Sifu was getting specialized high level training from

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Lessons from my Sigung – Part 1

“You have no core!” When I was in college I became a student and later on an Assistant Instructor of Chen Style Taijiquan. After little over one year of training with my Sifu brought his Sifu (my Sigung – which is something similar to “grandfather”) over to give a seminar. Time was allotted for him

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One more Listen Up! excerpt

28.You have what it takes to succeed and no one is better than you. Matt Furey “But I’m not a world champion.” “But I’m not educated enough” “But I was born in the wrong side of the tracks” But, but, but… One of the great lessons that Matt has taught is that you already have what

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