Robert Maynard: Blackbeard’s Bounty Hunter

Stories of heroes, battles, and risk-takers inspire us. This is one of the reasons in my weekly newsletter I share a story of strength every week… hearing a story of someone’s feat of strength and courage helps us get off the couch and get into action. This week’s story features a man who received an assignment that would have made

Reepicheep: Bravery at the Dark Island

Stories of heroes, battles, and risk-takers inspire us. This is one of the reasons in my weekly newsletter I share a story of strength every week… hearing a story of someone’s feat of strength and courage helps us get off the couch and get into action. This week’s story is about one of the most consistently brave characters in C.S.

John Wesley Powell: The One-Armed Explorer

Stories of heroes, battles, and risk-takers inspire us. This is one of the reasons in my weekly newsletter I share a story of strength every week… hearing a story of someone’s feat of strength and courage helps us get off the couch and get into action. This one is especially remarkable to me for one reason… the modern day GPS. 

We Choose Fire: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego

Stories of heroes, battles, and risk-takers inspire us. This is one of the reasons in my weekly newsletter I share a story of strength every week… hearing a story of someone’s feat of strength and courage helps us get off the couch and get into action. And God is a great story-teller. Here’s one from Daniel chapter 3, featuring three

Ehud the Assassin

Stories of heroes, battles, and risk-takers inspire us. This is one of the reasons in my weekly newsletter I share a story of strength every week… hearing a story of someone’s feat of strength and courage helps us get off the couch and get into action. And God is a great story-teller. Here’s one from Judges chapter 3, featuring Ehud.

5 Simple Apartment Workouts and Routines

Figuring Out Apartment Workouts   Years ago, my wife and I lived in a tiny apartment just north of New York City. To say that we didn’t have much space would have been an understatement.  The apartment complex we lived in did not have a gym, and we had to find ways to do apartment workouts without annoying our neighbors.

How to do a Kettlebell Goblet Squat Curl

What is a Kettlebell Goblet Squat Curl? This is the bigger brother of the Kettlebell Goblet Squat. All you are doing is adding a bicep curl at the bottom of the squat. This is a powerful movement that can build serious strength in both your upper and lower body. The key to this movement is a strong core, a deep

DIY Fitness: Your Renovation Project

What is “DIY Fitness”?    With the popularity of home improvement shows in the last few years, DIY projects are a familiar concept. We’ve all felt the tug to renovate or have spent the capital to plan and complete improvement projects that we can do ourselves in our homes.    What I’m calling DIY fitness follows that same framework. A

A Simple Kettlebell Training Guide

What is Kettlebell Training?   Kettlebell training is a mode of exercise that uses the ultra-versatile, extra-portable, and compound-movement friendly kettlebell for your training goal. Using this cannonball with a handle can completely transform your training, as it did mine.    Almost a year ago, I was stagnant in my home gym routine. I wanted to add some weight into