Archive for the ‘Exercises and Workouts’ Category

Soon it will be cold enough in Vermont to do “no-sweat” workouts. The good thing about not sweating when exercising is that one can save time on changing and showering. . . . The bad thing about not sweating when exercising is that one’s liver and kidneys have to process all the metabolic waste produced […]


One reader wrote me an e-mail with questions: > I have owned your books Science of Sports Training and Stretching > Scientifically for many years as well as your DVD’s Secrets of > Stretching and Clinic on Stretching. Due to my own misunderstanding and > bad practices at martial arts schools I have attended I […]


People ask me how to do Hindu push-ups and Hindu squats. Instead of describing these exercises in many words, I show them in a movie below. The movie shows how I cool down after my typical strength workout at the same time maintaining muscular endurance and getting my vitamin D too. It was shot right after […]


Here is what Pete Carroll, one of the most successfull college football coaches in the country, said on CBS News’ 60 Minutes: “A great coach once said that the best players don’t always win, the players that play the best do. That’s why we work so hard. That’s why we train so hard. That’s why […]


Click on the following links to see photos of New England Patriots players as they prepare for practice: http://content/usatoday.com/…/Athletes/NFL/Larry+Izzo/… New England Patriots linebackers, from left, Tedy Bruschi, Mike Vrabel and Larry Izzo stretch during football practice in Foxborough, Mass., Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008 http://content.usatoday.com/…/Athletes/NFL/Ty+Warren/… New England Patriots Richard Seymour and Ty Warren talk while stretching […]


Soccer match on a cold October day. A cold northerly wind blows. The coach (school’s P.E. teacher) conducts the pregame warm-up. It begins with players (6th and 7th grade, from 12 to 13 years old) doing static stretches—first pulling arms across chest, then other arm stretches, followed by trunk stretches and leg stretches. The leg […]


Nearly 2,000 people have read my post on how the composition of every single workout influences the effectiveness of the whole training program. Of all those readers, only one commented on the topic. Others described their experiences with crude simpletons who pass themselves for instructors and lord over the naive and the undiscerning enrolled in […]


Elegance is [achieved by] selectiveness or restraint in the use of means—a good selection gets to the point with just the right means. In my opinion, the crucial element of a training program is a workout. Not an exercise and not a microcycle but a single workout. Why not an exercise—the basic building block of […]