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

Modesty: Fitness Culture Has No Clothes

Modesty, Flames, and Fitness Culture   These days, writing a blog post on modesty is like wandering into a room full of flaming candles while holding a gasoline can. One step in the wrong direction, one splash too big, and the entire room, including the author, is completely engulfed in flames.   My intention is not to burn anything here.

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.

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 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