Thoughts on Diet Culture and Identification

Diet culture has become so serious these days that many people base their self worth on how they identify with their eating habits.  For some, it’s practically a religion and like religion you’re likely to hear it in everyday conversation and to be on the receiving end of an attempted conversion.  Like religion, you have …

Dump Read: Energy Systems, 1 Minute Workout Progression

Use the RPE scale for conditioning/energy system work For weight training, we always focus on percentages of 1-rep max and conditioning tends to focus on percentages of max heart rate.  There may be a better way though. The rate of perceived exertion scale wins in my book.  The original scale ranged from 6-20 but the …

Dump Read: Habits

Understanding the habit loop Changing your behaviour starts with understanding how habits form. Habits often form without us knowing and are responsible for a large portion of our daily lives. The habit loop consists of 3 parts: The cue The routine The reward When we perform a behaviour enough times the brain learns to run …

Dadbod Experiment 2019

When my wife got pregnant with our second kid I followed the same protocol:  get into the best shape I can before baby gets here.  This proved much harder with a 2-year old and real adult responsibilities.  I was already “in shape” but I wanted to nudge that needle a little further to allow for …

One Percent Better

One.  It’s a powerful number.  One is the first number, the very first; zero doesn’t count, it’s nothing.  The one-minute-workout, the first follower, January 1st, the 1-percent. What is it about one?  Is it a number you should get familiar with? In an ever-expanding world, the number “1” should be at the front of your …