The One Missing Ingredient from Your Fitness Goals

Not Finishing our Fitness Goals   It’s a shared human experience to find ourselves in the middle of the year without remembering or committing to the goals we set at the beginning of the year’s journey. This is even more prevalent when it comes to fitness goals.    According to one study, two-thirds of Americans set fitness goals at the

The Last Kettlebell Buying Guide You May Ever Need

A Kettlebell Buying Guide: An Overview   While they may seem like a fringe exercise modality, kettlebells have increased in popularity over the last several years due to their versatility in just about any space, from the most basic home gym to the most decorated commercial gym.  And for the home gym user, they are the ultimate minimalist home gym

My Year of Walking Barefoot

How I Started Walking Barefoot   Walking barefoot was not a habit I intended to start, but once it was in motion, I wasn’t about to give it up. About a year ago, three things happened simultaneously that changed my feet forever.    First, I was a few months into training with kettlebells. In reading all I could about kettlebell

A Minimalist Exercise Routine That Works

On the Hunt for a Minimalist Exercise Routine   Maybe you’re like me. Maybe not.   Maybe you have young kids, a marriage, a full-time job, and time constraints, but you want to spend some time each week exercising.   Maybe you don’t mind going to the gym, but you want to find a routine you can do at home.

10 Minimalist Workouts You Can Do at Home

What are Minimalist Workouts?    Minimalism is a word on the move. Like a fresh fad, it’s being sprinkled on top of anything and everything. There’s minimalist art, minimalist lifestyle blogs, minimalist podcasts, and now here we are talking about minimalist workouts.     While I don’t personally consider myself a minimalist or part of that movement, my pursuit of efficiency with

Threats to the Glory of Young Men

“The glory of young men is their strength, but the splendor of old men is their gray hair” – Proverbs 20:29   This Proverb crowns the young and old man with his distinctive yet complementary qualities: the young man with his strength, and the old man with his wisdom. These two traits, when intertwined in both use and fellowship across

3 Nutrition Choices to Win in the Margins

Nutrition in the Margins   My wife and I generally hawk our meal choices for ourselves and our children. Especially this year, due to health issues, we have been incredibly conscious of what goes on our plate.    We have been reading and researching all things food. One of the resources we have continually turned to is the book Beyond

3 Problems With Counting Calories

The Convoluted Maze of Nutrition   To me, nutrition is extraordinarily convoluted. Cited studies contradict each other, trends and fads regularly enter and exit acceptance, and everyone has their own opinion when it comes to the foods they either will or won’t eat.  I always recommend that you do your own research, and/or consult your doctor or nutritionist.  Recently I’ve been

When You Have 10 Minutes to Exercise

When You Have 10 Minutes to Exercise   Sometimes, all I have is a few minutes to devote to exercise and movement.  If you have young kids, vocation commitments, and other God-given responsibilities, you know what I’m talking about.  Here are 5 of my favorite 10-minute workout strategies that I’ve used when crunched for time. 1. Farmer’s Carry for 10