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.

Looking at PEDs through History

Guest Post by:  Stephen Bitsoli Today, anabolic steroids – more properly anabolic-androgenic steroids – are synonymous with weightlifters, bodybuilders, football players and other athletes who use them to get an advantage – some would say an unfair advantage, or even cheat – over their fellows. (Scientific estimates of how many athletes use anabolic steroids is
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Understanding History with Rice Pilaf

Going back to our investment in improving cooking through the book, Silk Road vegetarian, here’s our first dish from that culturally dense, maximally ‘bro’, vegetarian dish: Swiss chard, Persian rice pilaf.  You got nuts, raisins, Swiss chard, and brown rice. Before getting into any of the history of this food, I think it’s a great
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Getting BPHYT

Going along on this journey to explore different gyms, clinics, etc. in order to expand my own knowledge and experience and to really learn, I got a 1 month promotional trial with  BPHYT by Mike Fong. Having had (actually continuing to have) an a great experience with Form and Function clinic, and learning how clinicians
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Being an intern at Form and Function

Over the past year and a half I’ve done time on Form and Function Clinic to try and learn about human movement and tissue health.  The reason why I got into this and learning from form and function about physiotherapy was part of just wanting to not be helpless when injured or banged up. I
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Periodize your life for the year

‘Taken from a blog post by Jon Call, A.K.A. Jujimufu where he used periodization for all parts of life.  It’s a really cool idea where you realize your lifting isn’t just something that works independently. Example 1. Succeed in tricking and you will have a very real advantage in the strength training game. (see Tricking helps (a
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Movement vs. Exercise: What is the Distinction?

By:  Monika Volkmar We’ve got another awesome guest article, posted with permission from the writer’s original website, Dance Training Project.    Think back to our article on the Cossack squat and the dancing of the Cossacks.  You’ll see how taking movement from a variety of specialties is useful. About Monika The Dance Training Project was
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Regular Eating, Fasting, and Your Metabolism

By Avishek Saha About Avishek  Avishek is currently a Naturopathic medical student who strongly believes in holistic thinking in health.  His passions in healthy  body, mind, and soul have led him to create SBCA Health (Stop Being Confused About Health).  SBCA Health is inspired by the interconnected impact of the food we eat, our environment, our social
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Mongol Periodization

We’ve looked at the makings of memorable military units and the armies of some of history’s greatest empires in the past year.  We’ve talked about how some of the very skills and principles from strength and conditioning were utilized to maximize their effectiveness. And really it goes to show sometimes how these very same principles
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