Expedient Lies or Uncomfortable Truths

Speaking the truth is not always easy. There are times when it seems more comfortable and less confrontational to do otherwise. We make excuses for telling lies. We tell ourselves we don’t want to hurt anyone or that it’s not worth the trouble, the argument or the inconvenience. We justify our “little white lies.” But… Continue reading Expedient Lies or Uncomfortable Truths

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Knowing Yourself

Knowing yourself is a learning process. That process is continual, with new things being learned all the time. After all, none of us is exactly the same today as we were yesterday. And tomorrow, that’ll still be true. 😎 Like any learning, it requires you to ask questions. Sometimes those questions can be difficult and… Continue reading Knowing Yourself

Warrior, Monk, Wizard

Prefer a podcast version of this message? Here you go: Warrior, Monk, Wizard on Four Pillar Fitness Podcast This is a personal transparency alert… I’ve been lying to the world for at least a week, maybe a little more. Wearing that “all good” mask and letting everyone around me think I had my crap together… Continue reading Warrior, Monk, Wizard

7 Habits of Highly Effective Chipmunks

My wife and I live in a townhouse community in a “sub-suburban” area of New Jersey. Behind our home is a gently sloping, semi-wooded area with mature, fairly good sized oak, elm and other deciduous trees, along with a variety of pine, cedar and other coniferous trees and shrubs. It’s a very nice spot, with… Continue reading 7 Habits of Highly Effective Chipmunks

Essential Law 1: Better is Better

After 20 years in the Strength, Fitness & Performance Training field, there is still something that irks me beyond description. You’ve seen it. We all have. Hundreds, maybe thousands of times. It happens in big box, “McFitness” health clubs. It happens in “boxes.” It happens in boot camps and “transformation centers.” It even happens in… Continue reading Essential Law 1: Better is Better

Your Biases and the Truth

Bias is a problem in nearly every research study. Some studies suffer from bias of intent, a hidden intent to prove a specific outcome or result. These are counterproductive, and set research in the associated field back, rather than moving it ahead. There are numerous other forms of bias that can harm research. Design bias… Continue reading Your Biases and the Truth

The Curse of Perfectionism…

“Our findings suggest that self-oriented perfectionism, socially prescribed perfectionism, and other-oriented perfectionism have increased over the last 27 years. We speculate that this may be because, generally, American, Canadian, and British cultures have become more individualistic, materialistic, and socially antagonistic over this period, with young people now facing more competitive environments, more unrealistic expectations, and… Continue reading The Curse of Perfectionism…

Want Better Sports Skills?

It’s logic…and science! If your movement skills improve, your sports skills will follow. After all, what are all sports skills based on, built on and dependent on? MOVEMENT SKILLS! Better multi-directional movement skills will make athletes better…every time! So, before you spend $80-$100 on another hitting or pitching lesson, or $500 on another soccer, lacrosse… Continue reading Want Better Sports Skills?