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.

  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.
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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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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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