Are Fitness Classes Better Than Individual Training?

 

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I kind of hate fitness classes. I’m not sure why, either. I’ve done them before and I genuinely hate the blasted things. Even when the training modalities are things I like, I find that I get sick of the methodologies behind these classes very quickly.

However, I ran across a study that claims classes are more effective in multiple ways than individual training.

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Weight Loss And Weight Training

 

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Something that’s happened to me, and I’ve noticed it in some others, is that while engaged in weight training, weight loss seems to slow to a trickle. This is upsetting for many, and for good reason. If your goal is to lose weight, do you really want to lift and slow your progress?

Of course you should, despite the slowed progress. Here’s why.

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When Anecdote And Science Collide

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What do we do when science and anecdote collide?

I ask because I love exercise science. I find the subject fascinating. I’ve written several posts in recent weeks looking at studies.

But I also recognize there are limits to what science has to teach us about exercise. What do we do when the two run smack into one another?

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Pat McNamara Speaks Some Barbarian Truths!

Pat McNamara is a former special forces soldier and one of the most sought after weapons trainers in the country today. He’s also a physical training fiend.

While his training style isn’t right for everyone, he’s still a beast. Recently, he sat down with Joe Rogan and offered up some thoughts on “working out.” I think everyone should watch this:

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Are You A Barbarian?

 

Are you a Barbarian?

It’s easy for me to outline what the Modern Barbarian really is, but the question remains, are you one of us? Are you one of the Brothers or Sisters of Iron and Stone?

At the end of the day, the decision has to rest on you. That is, of course, unless you’re one of ours who has no decision to make at all.

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Training Scars

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Yesterday, I looked down at my palms and looked at the start of my training scars.

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The Richest Man In Babylon

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A short time ago, a friend recommended the book, The Richest Man in Babylon (Affiliate link). He’s got a business mind and does business consulting. He’s helping me grow my own, and this book was part of my “homework.”

I picked up a copy on Amazon and read it pretty much in one night. It’s not horribly in-depth, but it offers some very practical advice. It offers advice we need in troubled time.

You see, when we’re talking about difficult times, it’s easy to think about the physical reality of it. We can imagine riots or robberies. What we don’t think about is financial upheaval. We don’t think about that, but we should.

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Train Like An Athlete? Or A Warrior?

 

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In troubled times like this, people who decide to train tend to make one mistake; they training like athletes and not warriors.

To be fair, it’s difficult to know the difference. Look around the internet. There’s a ton of information out there on how to train for any number of sports. Believe me, I know. I’ve looked.

So when someone decides it’s time to start lifting, they go to the internet and plug in a search. What they get, though, is solid advice on how to train for general strength or for sports in general, which is fine.

But Barbarians? We demand more.

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Having The Will To Fight Is Better Than Waiting To Die

 

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There’s something to be said about”the will to fight.” That inner warrior spirit that tells you that there’s no option, that you have to take the fight to your enemy.

In this day and age, a lot of people will tell us that such a desire is somehow wrong. Some argue that working toward having the ability to fight back somehow is unethical.

Meanwhile, a story out of Christchurch, New Zealand tells us something very different.

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The Mind Of The Entitled

There are people out there, people in this world, who are extraordinarily entitled.  They want the world to revolve around them. Everything has to meet their approval.

Now, there’s nothing wrong with wanting things to go your way. It’s human nature.

Where it becomes a problem is when they expect reality to warp itself to fit their worldview. Things don’t work that way, but they try it none the less.

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