Welcome to Chronicles of Fitness

Learn about the past to understand the context of the present. While at the same time, build yourself physically so you can take your body where your mind yearns to go. Training shouldn't be the limit of your self-development. It should enhance every aspect of your life. History builds empathy, and that's powerful. That, makes you better fit to perform.

Book Review:  Silk Road Vegetarian

You’ll find that we’re going to be coming out with a lot of content related to the Mongols and Central Asia.  We’ll see how it goes but we are about to unofficially enter, Asian appreciation month.  On that note,  I found a recipe book on the silk road, the economic powerhouse that the Mongols were
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Saurekraut for Improved Performance

I wanted to talk about something that I’m personally starting to take more note of, and that is gut health.  I’m turning 25 soon and I think this is when things start to slow down.  I know of people who can’t eat beef anymore and even bread starts to feel weird to eat. I guess food
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GUEST POST:  Know Your Macros - Fuel Your Workout Properly

Guest post by:  Monica Nichols Macronutrients are the pillars of human nutrition, and without them our bodies wouldn’t be able to function even at the most basic level. There are three types of macronutrients: carbohydrates, proteins and fats. These three kinds of molecules have very different roles in our organisms, and it’s essential to give
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Body Image in Byzantium

A few months ago, we came out with an article about body dysmporphia and how both men and women, who pursue fitness, can be affected by it.  Body image is something that we normally attribute to eating disorders and the twenty first century.   Yet, it’s interesting to go back and see the prevalence of
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Hybrid Athlete Book Review

Alex Viada’s book, Hybrid Athlete is one of my two favourite training books on training.  The second is Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1.  The main takeaways from the book included: Great explanation of physiology of exercise explaining challenges of pursuing other sports concurrently providing workout templates as a reference point Alex’s story behind the book is exciting
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GUEST POST: Fighting Addiction with Stone Soup

Guest Post by:  Stephen Bitsoli While reading up on Leslie Keeley’s Gold Cure for alcoholism, it sounds a little like the folk tale, “Stone Soup.”  In one version of the tale, a hungry wanderer comes to a village that does not wish to share its meager food stores with a stranger. So the wanderer tricks
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GUEST POST: Strength Training without Weights

  Guest Post By: Andrew Fox These days, the world of fitness, as it were, is witnessing a shift in training protocols and methods from those that used to emphasize a greater body building approach to those that are now more focused on functional training. The rise of Crossfit as a competitive sport and the
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Kicking Calves into Gear

Calves….Enough said. If you’re coming from a weight training background and you’re note a die had bodybuilder, or incredibly in love with your calves, then you find calf training boring.  In fact, there’s a popular trend of being proud of not training calves.   Yet, who can blame the idea?  Personally, when I got more
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Blessed Baozi Buns

Like we mentioned in the previous post, the point of this series is to not just show possible tips on nutrient intake while training, but to also learn about different cultures (hopefully even the deeper aspects, as food is still superficial).  By doing so, we hope we can bring out some empathetic thinking and try
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