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

Latimer and Ridley: The Strength of Conviction

The following account is an inspirational story of strength. This is not a weight loss tale or a bulk-up success story, nor is it a story of mighty Samson ripping a lion apart or heroic David hauling the head of his defeated giant away.  This is a story of steel-spined resolve, and a display of strong convictions in the midst

When You Lack Motivation to Exercise

The Mist of Motivation   We all know that familiar slothful feeling that creeps into our minds and chills our zeal. In one moment, we are blazing paths and trails, and the next, we are ice cold and wondering where our passion went. This is a common occurrence with exercise. Come January 1st, flocks of people eagerly jump into a

Avoiding Crooked Fitness Paths: Stewardship, Skills, and Strength

“Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure. Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil.” – Proverbs 4:25 – 27   The Fitness Intersection    There is an overwhelming amount of information in

The Farmer’s Walk Hack to Forge an Iron Grip

Stronger Steps With a Farmer’s Walk   The farmer’s walk, also called a farmer’s carry, is as simple as it is effective. Pick up an object with some weight. Hold it with your hand(s). Go for a walk. Try not to set it down. Repeat often. Build serious functional strength and an iron grip. You can use kettlebells (my preference), dumbbells,

“Samson Strength”: Where Did it Come From?

“…See where his great strength lies…”   Samson is the iconic figure of strength in the Old Testament.  In fact, the phrase “Samson strength” needs little to no explanation. Even in our modern context, if something or someone is described as having “Samson strength”, the object is probably formidable.  However, Samson’s story is both heroic and tragic, and to guide

Warm Up Routine

Don’t Skip the Warm Up Warm up routines are skipped more than breakfasts on busy mornings, advertisements before YouTube videos, and unwanted songs in a Spotify playlist.  I have certainly skipped my fair share (of warm ups I mean). And I have regretted it each time.  The following is a 8-10 minute warm up routine. The movements done in this

Get up and Run the Race

“Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed”.  – Hebrews 12:12-13 Run the Race There are seasons when the Christian life can seem like it’s a slurry of unrelenting trials without expiration dates. Some trials

10 Minute Ab Workout With Your Kids

In a previous post, I share 6 reasons why you should master bodyweight movements. One of these reasons is Teachability. Once you know how to do the flagship bodyweight movements, you can teach them to and perform them alongside your children. In this post, I want to take Teachability one step further and apply it in a workout that strengthens