Jonathan and the Philistines

The Hike, the Climb, the Fight and the Workout (1 Samuel 14) The Bible is full of incredible stories. It tells tales of battles, wars, romances, broken families, conquests, kingdoms, coups, famines, earthquakes, heroes, and more. These stories would have been told orally, and when a skillful storyteller picks up a Bible and reads one of its stories with passion,

What is an Exercise Regression?

The Movement Pyramid   Think of each exercise movement as the top of a pyramid. There are several fundamental skills and strength, the pyramid’s building blocks, that can be trained and developed before the movement at the top is mastered.    Taking apart the movement, brick by brick, is essentially what an exercise regression seeks to do. The goal is

Sober-Mindedness: The Remedy for Laziness and Gluttony

Always liars. Evil beasts. Lazy gluttons. Sounds like the kind of people you want to be your neighbors, right? Well, for Titus, these types of people were his neighbors. Titus was stationed by Paul on the island of Crete, an island off the southeast coast of Greece, amidst this exact type of culture. In his letter to Titus, Paul quotes

Bodyweight Training: 6 Reasons Why You Should Master It

Four months into my marriage, my wife and I moved from a college town in Texas to a Hudson River town 40 minutes north of New York City. Calling this move an ‘adjustment’ would be a gross understatement.   Prior to this move, I had spent the previous 18 months focusing on a combination of weight training and indoor rock-climbing

Hold the Line, Timothy: Training in Godliness & Bodily-ness

1 Timothy 4:7-8 “Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.” Training yourself in godliness is valuable in every way. Yes and amen. Training yourself

Why Layman’s Fitness Exists

I have always wanted muscles. When in grade school, my brother and I would stuff dirty socks and underwear in the sleeves of our oversized pajamas to make it look like we had biceps. We would admire our stinky bulges in the mirror, imagining what it would actually be like to carry around biceps that stretched our shirts. Fitness equipment