Dwelling In The Gray

This Gray Area Where I Live I exist in a gray area. I’m a gym rat. A garage gym rat in fact, with all due respect to Mike “Bird” Parrott.  Being a gym rat who trains at home means my peer group is sparsely populated. See I’m not a top ranked strength athlete; enthroned in […]

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Savage Simplicity: Get To Know Phil Bennett

Simplicity Wrapped in a Wool Cap Phil Bennett’s favorite phrase is savage simplicity.  He’s a shaggy bearded artist with intricate tattoos. An athlete with the tattoos of torso of a laborer but the mind of a poetic grizzly. Phil gives off the impression of a Viking coming to either burn down your village or tell you cool […]

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DIY Mace for Shoulder Mobility

Mace training is growing in popularity. Elite athletes like Ed Coan and Chris Duffin are huge proponents this ancient training method. That’s because it’s supposed to be awesome at improving shoulder mobility and athletic performance. Okay, sounds great.  But maces and Indian Clubs can be a bit pricey and hard to find.  So you can either bust out the […]

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Savage Simplicity and the Sandbag

Time is precious, so let’s cut right to the heart of this piece. One of my favourite tools of choice is the sandbag. Simple but savage in efficiency and effectiveness. I’m not sure why, but there is a huge notion that outdoor training, or indeed any training done outside the walls of a commercial gym, is […]

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Food Is Not Your Enemy

Food is not your enemy I was a pudgy kid in middle school, thinned out in high school and then began to get fat again after I got married and several injuries. As I tried over and over again to loose weight I began to see food as the enemy. There was always a list […]

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The Harder You Work; The Better You Feel. Get To Know Michele White

Michele White says the harder you work; the better you feel. I’m telling you that this garage gym athlete is fired up about life! And that’s because she’s gone from being sedentary to competing in endurance competitions in her 40s! She and her husband just celebrated sixteen years of partnering in life and now in fitness. Along the […]

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Gilligan’s Island Workout Plan aka Garage Gym Life On A Deserted Island

What is the Gilligan’s Island Workout Plan? In case you don’t remember, Gilligan’s Island was a sitcom featuring a seven completely unprepared people who suddenly got stranded on a deserted island. They spent most of every episode trying unsuccessfully to escape the island. I think random thoughts and I started thinking about the show and […]

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Four Ways To Burn Fat Without Running!

Need to burn fat but have bad knees? That may be a blessing in disguise. Too many athletes focus on running as their only conditioning option.  That is an inefficient  use of the many low-tech options available to you as a garage athlete.  Before I get into the meat of this post, I’ve got to shout […]

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