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a key ingredient to the success of my injury-liberating, wholeness-gathering Path of training has been the yogic principle of ‘Ahimsa’ or ‘do no harm’ to your body, mind, or spirit while training. many more body-oriented fitness systems bulldoze the American public with their version of the “The Next Big Thing,” for personal fitness, leaving behind them a wake of non-Awakened, injured warriors. Realistically? One must honor the spiritual, mental, chemical, hormonal, and neural energetics first and foremost if you’re still gonna be cranking your fitness into your final chapters of your Sacred Journey called life….below, i answer a young Seeker’s question about my integration (or lack thereof?) of Kettle Bells into Wholistic Fitness®. Enjoy, and may your Practice benefit..

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in typical early/mid 80′s style, i was completely hung over from partying/dancing hard (probably at ‘my’ club back then: The Boulder Express) the night before this photo shoot which had to happen at 4:30am before Farentinos Gym opened at 6…

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tis the season for Cycle Cross strength training! below is my Podium Proven strength training program for this time of the year which will have your power chain musculature FIRING BIG TIME when it’s time to st(om)p on the pedals this autumn!

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Do your Practice…do what you DON’T want to do,

so you can then do as you please…

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“Every time we step into the gym we strengthen more than mere flesh…we strengthen our our mental focus, emotional intelligence, our dreams, and our spirit.”
- coach steve, THE WINTER ATHLETE (1999, Johnson Books).

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Trust your Practice…all confidence that we bring to the Start Line of a race,
or one m(om)ent; our Bardo Entry,
pivots upon the integrity of the trust and faith we develop in our solo training/Practice…

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pic; the master student of endurance squats, still at it at age 51…are you? 10 sets of 10…you kiddin’ me?! who else does this? get on WF Online Training and quit dinkin’ around! How baaaaad do you want to Rise Higher?

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ilg knows a thing or two about overc(om)ing cramps…most of it? nutritional…some of it? biomechanical. the rest of it? karmic…cramping symbolizes samskaric work from prior lives left undone…read below for more

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Dips, baby…1980′s style..this pic is from my first book; The Outdoor Athlete (1985)…at one point, ilg was able to do 5 sets of 10 Dips with 85lbs around my tiny waist at a bodyweight of 145…give me a few weeks and probably, even at age 50? i’d still come close…below, i answer a question about my “Quota Rule” in WF Strength Training…

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