Breaking Down the 1 Arm Swing

Breaking Down the 1 Arm SwingOnce you’ve mastered the 2 hand swing, it’s time to learn the 1 arm swing.The 1 arm swing is great movement that works your abs and obliques as much as it does your legs, hips and back.Learning the 1 arm swing also opens up your training options quite a bit.Your […]

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Quality Over Quantity

Quality Over QuantityIt’s no secret that I believe a minimalist approach is the optimal way to improve your strength, health and performance,Minimalism, at it’s core, is about championing quality over quantity.It’s choosing substance over breadth.Going an inch wide and a mile deep.Put simply, it’s much better to do a few things really well, then to […]

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Breaking Down the 2 Hand Kettlebell Swing

Breaking Down the 2 Hand Kettlebell SwingIt’s been said that the kettlebell swing is better than 99% of all exercises for strength and conditioning.And I agree.Especially for the Minimalist Athlete, nothing delivers like the kettlebell swing.From building strength and power in your legs……to improving your conditioning,…burning tons of body fat,….and making you more flexible in […]

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Do Hard Stuff

Do Hard StuffLife is all about stress and adaptation.You get exposed to a stressor, your body adapts and becomes stronger.Lift weights and your body adapts by building muscle.Restrict your calories and your body adapts by using body fat for fuel.Go outside in the sun and your skin gets tan.Most people try to avoid the stress […]

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Minimalist Nutrition

Minimalist NutritionNutrition is one of the most complex, complicated and confusing subjects in the world of health and fitness.Conflicting information comes out by the hour……fads come, go, then come back again ad infinitum.It’s exhausting to keep up with.As a Minimalist Athlete, we don’t try to keep up with it.We keep things simple.We stick to the […]

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The Benefits of Joint Mobility Training

The Benefits of Joint Mobility TrainingI learned the hard way that keeping your joints healthy and mobile is one of the most important things you can do for your health and fitness.When I was younger I did lots of lifting and zero mobility work.My body paid the price.I was in my early twenties when my […]

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Go Outside!

Go Outside!Take your kettlebell in the backyard and swing it.Go for a walk around the block.Ride your bike to the store.Go to the park and play.The how doesn’t matter.Just go outside and enjoy the summer sun.It won’t be around for long, so take advantage of it now.The exposure to natural sunlight……elevates your mood, …restores your circadian […]

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My Minimalist Athlete Story

My Minimalist Athlete StoryIn my late teens and early 20’s I used to spend 2 hours per day in the gym.I would do that 6-7 days per week.I had a chest day, an arm day, a leg day etc.And everyday, after I lifted, I would do cardio on the treadmill or elliptical.I planned and prepped […]

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What Is A Minimalist Athlete?

What Is A Minimalist Athlete?”It is vain to do with more what can be done with less.” -Occam’s RazorThe essence of the Minimalist Athlete is captured in the quote above by William of Occam.We are all about simplicity – in training and in life.In a world of infinite options and conflicting information, we strive to pare […]

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