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.

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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9 Big Impacts of the Sword in History

Sword fighting and the sword are intertwined with human struggle and the warrior ethos.  We commemorate this weapon.  We show awe in its power.  Hell, we’re even mystified by its forging.  The sword has impacted human history to this very day.  Without its place, people, organizations, and ideas would not have come of age, in
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Body Dysmorphia, Shattered Confidence, and Caesar's Baldness

  We talk a lot about going into the past to learn something that will benefit our future on this blog.    We’ve talked about periodization and its effectiveness throughout history, as well as leaders who maximized their success through diet and training.  Yet, we haven’t used that knowledge of history to understand the social/psychological aspects
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The Core is like a Warship

I mentioned this in my review of my first powerlifting meet that core strength was something that I desperately needed to improve.  Missing my third attempt on the back squat by caving forward left a sting to my ego that still hasn’t gone away.  Especially as it’s been a barrier for more than two years.
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