Bill Victor

Try And Make Workouts Controlled Chaos

Whenever I have the opportunity to speak to groups on fitness, audience members are usually well-armed with pen and pencil. Like any subject that has an academic side, success is derived by deconstructing complicated information in a way that makes the subject easy to understand and easy to remember. To that end, my thoughts of […]

Fitness Uses For Office Furniture

The image of countless workers exercising at their desks might serve as the fodder for office jokes, but it might not seem as crazy as it sounds. One of the greatest enemies to a  long and functional life, are activities that keep the  human body sedentary for inordinate amounts of time.  Take a moment to […]

Agility Begins At Childhood

This past week I had the pleasure of putting on a speed and agility clinic for young athletes.  What makes these clinics and workshops enlightening is the broad spectrum of athletic ability each of the youngsters represents when they are taught to perform  various techniques that enhance their movement skills. As a teacher, part of […]

Conquering The All-Mighty Pull-Up

When “Mary” came to our training center, she was comfortable sharing that one of her life fitness goals was to perform one or more pull-ups. Anyone who has been subject to any fitness challenge or test will agree that when we force any of our limbs to support the weight of our torso against the […]

Resolution Check

Can two events be simultaneously encouraging and disappointing all withing a period of a few weeks? The normal inclination would be to answer that with an emphatic “yes” as we have all seen high expectations erode to disappointment at some time or another.  But the kind of juxtaposed elation and disappointment I’m referring to comes […]

Don’t Laugh At The Calve

Okay, so it’s a play with words.  The “calves” I’m speaking of are not of the bovine variety.  In fact they reside on that lower portion of the leg below the knee and comprise the “meat” of the lower leg. The human calves, can be a site to behold whether they are small and thin, […]

The Peril of Eating to Perfection

It’s called “Orthorexia” – an eating disorder marked by such an acutely perfectionist approach to eating, that those who suffer from if are often socially isolated and ironically, can result in malnutrition. While these criteria could easily be construed as desirable to the person that insists they gain weight by just looking at food, it […]

Make sure fitness comparisons are realistic

Several years ago, I remember smiling when I read the wording on a guys T-shirt that said, “The older I get, and the better I was.” Lately, this humorous adage has taken on certain reality of its own as I reflect on other comparisons people make. One of the key tenets of working as a […]

Working Against Nausea When Fitness Training

There have been very few fitness enthusiasts who at one time or another didn’t experience nausea during or after their workouts. This event can pose as a major inconvenience as it requires a person to wait until either the discomfort subsides, or bee-line it to the bathroom in the event the most recent meal decides […]

Superslow Strength Training For Great Results

There is nothing more impressive to the casual observer than watching someone push, pull or hoist significant amounts of weight. If you were a betting person, you could challenge that same person to try and duplicate the same feat 10 times slower and still achieve the same number of repetitions.  My guess is that you […]

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