Category: Physical Fitness

Updating Old Stories & the Morning Workout

Updating Old Stories & the Morning Workout

  I have a confession to make. When I woke up at about 1:30 this morning, I found myself thinking about how psyched I was to get to my Saturday morning workout, which would be an upper body strength workout  using kettlebells, followed by a couple of rounds from Keith Weber’s Extreme Kettlebell Cardio Workout […]

What’s Your Handstand?

What’s Your Handstand?

I’ve been reading Peter Bregman’s excellent book 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done, which blends compelling “slice of life” stories with wise lessons. I highly recommend it. You know that saying “You had me at ‘Hello’”? Well he had me at the chapter title: “Anyone can do a […]

How To Simply Cut Through The Confusion Around Healthy Eating

How To Simply Cut Through The Confusion Around Healthy Eating

Guest Post by Derek Shannon Note from David: You cannot overestimate the role that proper nutrition, adequate sleep, and exercise play in resilience. Therefore, I’ve asked Derek to share some of his expertise with you on this topic.   In 1988 it was cold and snowy here in Canada when I had my final Christmas […]

Why Kettlebells Rock for Building Mental Toughness and All-Around Grit

Why Kettlebells Rock for Building Mental Toughness and All-Around Grit

by guest blogger, Forest Vance Note: Forest Vance is a personal trainer, gym owner, blogger, author and fitness entreprenuer based out of Sacramento, CA.    I just completed my first Tough Mudder. It was awesome. I highly recommend it. (The Tough Mudder is a 10-12 mile obstacle course event designed by Brittish Special forces.) Just FINISHING […]

Mental Toughness in Life and Training

Mental Toughness in Life and Training

Guest Post by Logan Christopher There are four types of people. 1. Those that aren’t mentally tough at all. 2. Those that are mentally tough in the gym but not elsewhere. 3. Those that are mentally tough in their lives but not when it comes to working out. 4. Those that are mentally tough in […]

Joe Carabase-Fitness Coach Extraordinaire

Start Off Your Day With a Powerful Morning Ritual

Guest Post by Joe Carabase     I met Joe at a conference about a year ago and was really impressed with his fun, effective approach to fitness–especially for busy people who want to get maximally fit without living in a gym. He’s the creator of The 1 Hour A Week Workout.  I subscribe to […]

JJ Virgin

The Importance of Sleep

A guest post by JJ Virgin Note from David Lee: I asked JJ to be a guest blogger because of her outstanding work on nutrition, exercise, and how to optimize all for maximum energy and fitness…which are critical foundations of resilience. The more I have learned about the role sleep, hormone balance, stress, and fat loss/gain […]

Modeling Resilience for Others…Are you “that guy”?

Yesterday, as I was backing up, I was jerked back in my seat as my car thudded to a stop. This unpleasant feeling was coupled with the sickening sound track of smashing glass and crumpling bumper. I had hit one of the columns that bordered my driveway entrance. It was a simple result of being […]

The Physiological Foundation of Resilence…Are You Creating It?

A couple of days ago I was working out in the morning, doing Scott Sonnen’s Tacfit Warrior program, which is an incredibly fun high intensity interval training (HIIT) workout. Part of what makes it so fun–and not just another boring slow mo cardio workout–is how it builds coordination and athleticism, because the program involves increasing […]