Blogs

A blog where I contemplate some of the mysteries of exercise, fitness and strength and conditioning. Dedicated to inspiring exercise professionals to think critically, to understand their craft better, and to practice beautifully.

How can that be?

Things that don’t add up: the puzzling challenges of placebos Estimated Reading Time: 3 min, 59 sec As noted last blog, there is mounting evidence that placebos seem to defy traditional reasoning by somehow producing Read more…

Adventures with placebos

The blue cream will stop that muscle soreness… Estimated Reading Time: 4 min, 10 sec Over my career I’ve thoughtlessly disparaged hundreds of gadgets, exercises, training techniques, supplements and suggested superfoods – discounting all as Read more…

Dis functional…

Estimated Reading Time: 5 min, 13 sec As buzz words go, ‘functional’ is everywhere. Functional fitness has even made it into the top fitness trends for the past few years (Thompson, 2019). I know the Read more…