My Weakness is my Strength

I just discovered a major weakness.   I generally consider myself to be a well-rounded athlete–I am very proud of that fact.   I run, jump, flip, throw, kickbox, wrestle, wakeboard, and play sports at an excellent level for a non-professional. I work hard in and out of the gym to be this way.   Yesterday I found a gaping hole in my athleticism armor. I was at the beach, bodysurfing as I have done for many years, when I realized that I haven’t swam for any kind of extended time period. Normally it is just a fast burst to … Continue reading

Bodyweight Training: Zero to Hero

I am far from the strongest when it comes to bodyweight exercise. However, I started out a hell of a lot worse. In fact, when I first started exercising seriously, I couldn’t do a single pull-up. As a supposedly fit man (18 years old), this was considered pretty sad. Though I didn’t have a gymnastics background or even a good strength base, the progress I have made in the past several years (8 to be exact) has been pretty damn good if I do say so myself. The past 3-4 years especially I have made exponentially more progress than the … Continue reading

Work or Play? Pain or Pleasure? Can you even feel the difference?

When it comes to training, there is a lot to be said about moderation, sustainability and general caution. However there is a time and a place to get after it, and a time to take it easy. I find the same to be true when it comes to getting things done and actually enjoying your life. As someone who was never handed anything, my pendulum had swung very far to the side of saving and working rather than spending and enjoying. I often talk about the pendulum swing and how you can identify trends that move away from each other. … Continue reading



Dedicated to the pursuit of Movement, Strength, Education

Max is a firm believer that everyone should be strong, capable, and confident to handle any situation regardless of age or gender. Apart from being very active in Martial Arts, Max plays tennis regularly and recommends that adults spend more time in physical “play.” Max has also received an Official Commendation from the United States Marine Corps for services rendered in the course of enhancing the athletic readiness of the 1st Anglico at Camp Pendleton. Learn More