by Tom Furman

MMA legend, Anderson Silva after lower leg surgery.

“Are You Hurt or Are you Injured?” — James Caan — The Program (1993)

Even casual activity can fall off the path of playfulness and end in trauma to the body. It really doesn’t matter. What matters is how will this bump in the road affect your lifestyle. …

Tom Furman

There is a strong case for training in a well equipped gym or box. There is an equally good argument for a superior garage gym. However there is a third choice. Being able to train anywhere. A park or playground for example. Your gear is in your pack…

Why You Appear Differently As You Age

by Tom Furman

“There is a natural order. The way things are meant to be. An order that says that the good guys always win. That you die when it’s your time, or you have it coming. That the ending is always happy…

by Tom Furman

An optimal training environment is individual. Some prefer a garage and heavy metal. Others like an urban boxing gym. Still others want every modern piece of equipment and either CNN or reality shows on endless high definition monitors. There is a piece of history, however, that can’t…

By Tom Furman

The optimal female form is not chosen through Madison Avenue or Vogue Magazine, but through Anthropology. The waist to hip ratio signals, on a deep hormonal level, that the female is healthy and capable of breeding. This is not about sociology, but propagation of the species. Oddly…

By Tom Furman

The physique of GS Champion Denis Vasilev. @Denisvasilevkbsport

“Concrete shoes, cyanide, TNT
Done dirt cheap
Neckties, contracts, high voltage
Done dirt cheap.” ~ AC/DC, Dirty Deeds.

Some years ago while reading about the training methods of lifter Anton Anasenko, I came upon the term, “Dirty Work” or “Black Work”. Anton would extend his sets longer…

by Tom Furman

Stagger“arrange (events, payments, hours, exercises, etc.) so that they do not occur at the same time; spread over a period of time.”

Staggering, other than that which occurs after a night out getting tanked, is defined above. Spreading something out over a period of time.

By Tom Furman

In a world of too many choices, we can’t decide. Decide, means, “to cut”.

Growing up in the 60’s meant 3 TV stations and, oh yes, educational TV. Decisions were easy with one television. Now with 200 channels, there is nothing on TV, or it’s hard to…

Tom Furman

Tom Furman has been involved in martial arts and fitness most of his life. He’s currently a fitness coach and been blogging since 2005. www.tomfurman.com

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