Posts Tagged ‘Tom Kurz’

Apart from the internal focus in this demo, I also don’t like the short grip–which is great for twirling but not for power with accuracy at a long distance.


Think, if a method works for an old man, then for someone younger it will work double-quick . . . or much better. Would you like to know what to expect of your flexibility as you get near 60? Perhaps my experience will give you an idea, so here it is: Now, that I am […]


To make myself stronger, I use resistance between the minimum that forces the correct technique and the maximal training resistance (MTR)—the greatest resistance that can be overcome without a strong effort of will and emotional stress. Exceeding the MTR, except for a well-justified test, is about vanity, showing off—it doesn’t perfect technique (it leads to […]


It has been a long while since I produced any instructional material on training for sports and martial arts. The reason is a severe shoulder injury I had a few years ago. I totally dislocated and nearly destroyed my shoulder. (Full info on the injury is at http://tomkurz.com/2010/06/30/back-bridge-twist-seminar-excerpt and http://tomkurz.com/2009/10/22/no-sweat-workout/#comment-133.) Of course, I was not […]


This post was written as my contribution to a series of posts on training young athletes, published in coach James Marshall’s blog. I will begin with tips not for the young athletes themselves but for those who train them. I begin by commenting on a concept from the post by Frank Dick, “before you get […]


I just learned of existence of Bacon Salt. It is made for people who can’t eat bacon because it isn’t halal or kosher, for those who believe saturated fat is bad for them, and perhaps for those who can’t get good bacon. So it is not for me. Fat, and a lot of it saturated, […]


In this post I will use two quotes from a recent blog post by James Steele II. Here is the first quote: “Unless you allow recovery to happen supercompensation will never occur and eventually the body will decompensate.” And my comment on it: It is worse than that—muscles frequently not allowed to recover between workouts […]


It occurred to me that a majority of people suffer various afflictions because they disregard signs given to them by their bodies. First they don’t take hints that something doesn’t agree with them, then they pretend not to notice obvious signs, then take medicines to cover up the bothersome symptoms of dysfunction. Eventually they develop […]


I got the following questions from a reader of Stretching Scientifically. > I received your book, Stretching Scientifically, and have been very excitedly > attempting to develop side and front splits. I’ve recently begun taekwondo, > but I come from a background of CrossFit, where I’ve been doing deep squats and > other movements with […]


I begin by quoting from my post First, Fix Faults (March 23, 2011): “I think that this principle of fixing faults first applies to all aspects of health and fitness. For example, ceasing to eat bad stuff (sweets, bread and most grain products, too many carbs, too much protein, wrong fats, medicated meat, eggs from […]