Meditation

Meditation by Marisol Swords

Meditation Confession As much as I’d like to say I have a dedicated space to meditate, I don’t. I used to have a time and space specific to my practice that was non-negotiable; but as I am constantly reminding my kids: everything changes. If It’s a Cup Become a Cup Now my meditation looks like […]

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Embrace the Lifestyle

The Lifestyle I embrace the lifestyle. Started two years ago on the garagegym setup.  Buy, sell, create the way is all part of the process. The fun never stops. Nothing is Off Limits What I love about it most: the freedom. I can train when I want; how I want. It also forces me to […]

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From an Instagram Post

  from an Instagram post to Phil Bennett when he posted a workout after a temporary hiatus There’s nothing like having a storm blow through your life and after it’s gone, being able to stand and realize that though the chaff and flotsam blew away; you stand unbroken in the stillness that follows. Welcome back […]

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Rhapsody In Deadlift Major

Rhapsody Rhapsody. There’s no other word for it. Because there’s nothing like pulling heavy deadlifts alone in your garage. The rapid thumping of your heart as you approach the bar, you’re not really sure the bar will even move. The strain in your legs, hips and back; the immense pressure in your skull as you […]

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Explore Physical Culture and Become Old School Strong!

Why Physical Culture? It’s time to explore physical culture. My goal is to be strong. Not strong twice a year in only two or three events that most of the world doesn’t care about. Strong. Not strong as long as I’m wearing the right products and my song is playing. Strong. Dave Draper pick up the […]

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Pain Isn’t Living

I Wake Up In Pain I wake up every day in pain. My right hip often seizes up on me and I have to spend time stretching in bed before I can get up without feeling like a maniac is going to work on me with the pointy end of a rusty spoon.  I knew […]

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Gravity is a Constant; Why Did You Change?

Gravity Is A Constant Gravity is a constant. If you don’t believe me, Google the words “gravitational constant” and admire the plethora of results. So why is the bar so much heavier today than it was last week? It’s not. Something about you has changed. If you’re a good garage gym rat, you kept notes […]

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Parents Shift Your Focus! Blessings Are The Solution

Guest post by Christina Geri Jogoleff Blessings Are the Solution Parents, it’s time to shift your focus your focus off of problems and onto blessings. Count your mutha f***ing blessings! When you’re focused on obesity, then you feel guilt for eating bad, you attract bad eating habits, you indulge, you just keep spiraling down and […]

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Time To Rebel Against Black Friday

What Is Black Friday For those of you outside the U.S. (or anyone just emerging from a 20 year coma) Black Friday is the annual attempt by big box retailers to turn a holiday intended to celebrate all we should be thankful for, into a mad dash of pissed off soccer moms and suburbanites elbowing […]

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Finding Mentors

Training at home is a solitary pursuit. Finding mentors is often the last thing we think of when we get into training at home. We pick our own program, we set up the exercise area to fit our needs. We choose the music etc.  That’s a big part of the allure.  But it’s easy to […]

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