Hello! My name is Shawn and I am a physical culturalist. Throughout my life, I have jumped from one training style to the next. I have gotten my hands wet in bodybuilding, long distance running, and militaristic bootcamp training.I have coached groups in bootcamp and barbell training. I found myself not too enthused with the modern traditional training being marketed to us through the TV, newspapers and magazines. Nowadays these guys that are marketing to the masses make you think that you can sit in a reclining bicycle and petal away for 20 min while watching TV and then do a short ciruit through the gym’s weight machines while achieving great results. They make it seem like the path to training salvation is going to be a easy going, smooth transition, transforming from couch potato to magazine stud. I’m here to tell you, they are wrong. In our not too distant past, humans worked hard in there daily lives, only until resent technology and the millions of ways it has come to work for us and entertain us have we become sedentary. Everything from pizza to porn can be delivered to us with a press of a button. Within arms reach you can grab a candybar or some bastardized version of what was once reguarded as a meal part of a proud heritage and culture, wrapped in plastic , ready for you to pop in the microwave and serve to your family. Type II diabetes is no longer your grandmother’s disease, it’s your children’s. Supplement companies suck money from us as we flock to the nearest GNC for the latest and greatest miracle cure. The food industry preaches sugary food as low fat and high carb food as healthy for you while you doctor tells you to limit your meat and fat intake. Why is the world getting fatter and fatter if all you have to do is eat bread 6-12 times a day and get 30 min of light exercise three times a week? Why because it’s all lies, that’s why.What will become of us if we don’t stop supporting the system that making us fat?
Now, I don’t know about you, but this is not going to be my great grand kids. How can we stop this? How do you get over that razors edge? Hard work, that’s how! Eating real food and getting some work done that would make John Henry proud. This is a functional training blog. There are no pink dumbells and no nautilus machines here. Gloves are not allowed. The only crunch I know of is a candybar and it’s not allowed here either. Quarter squats and 2 inch barbell curls are not allowed on this site either. So what is allowed on this site? Any one and everyone as long as you are willing to work hard and willing to assist others in working hard. All training styles are welcome here, as long as it makes sense. Crossfitters, oldschool strongmen and women, powerlifters,olympic weightlifters, gymnasts, sprinters and athletes of all sports are welcome. I want to see chalk caked, sweaty, bloody, hardcore, adrenaline filled grandmas and kickboxers, phonebook rippers and 5 year olds, Emo kids and hippies, all united under a strong training ethic. Come with me as I continue my fitness journey through crossfit and strongman. Oh, If you stand in front of a mirror and flex, If you scare old ladies away from the dumbells, and if you use the benchpress next to you as a holder for your gallon of water and towel, then your not welcome! Everyone else, welcome to the Razor’s Edge!!!