The Black Hole of “Should”

There's nothing more dangerous in the gym or in training than the concept of "should." OK, if your gym has an alligator wrestling pond that might take the cake, but otherwise  should is the worst. It makes us feel shitty, it encourages us to go too hard and risk injury then turns around and discourages us from … Continue reading The Black Hole of “Should”


Adventures in Powerlifting: Peaking Sucks

My meet is just a week away, meaning that I just finished up my peak cycle. Let me tell you something about that: it sucks. I can't say that I wasn't warned, but I've developed a very high opinion of my ability to recover quickly, so I was floored, both literally and figuratively, by exactly … Continue reading Adventures in Powerlifting: Peaking Sucks