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Monthly Archives: March 2012


A number of people ask me who are some of the people I need to thank for where I am at this point in my career.
My answer:  I would like to thank Jerry Seinfeld and the cast of Friends.
When I tell people this, they say, “You know Jerry Seinfeld and the cast of Friends?!?!”  To that I answer, “No, I don’t and that is exactly my point.”

What Can You Do in 21 Years?

I was 21 years old when I graduated from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.  Like most 21 year olds, I thought I knew everything.  Now, exactly 21 years since then, I have come to realize that kid still had a lot to learn.

Is It “THE DAY” or “THAT DAY?”

You might find it hard to believe that the year is 2014.  Seems like yesterday we were all worried the world was going to implode due to our computers crashing and bank accounts blanking on the fabled night of Y2K.
There have been a lot of days since then and how each day has added on the next defines where you are 14 years later. 

Be Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

[This guest article is from Scott Greene. He is the Fitness Manager at goPerformance and Fitness in Paducah, Kentucky.  He is the TFW and Parisi Program Director and is empowering kids and adults in his facility everyday.]
Have you ever wanted something so bad you were willing to do almost anything to get “IT?” Has there ever been that one thing you have longed for but just seemed impossible to get? 

What’s Your “Best Ranger?”

It’s 0500 hours and you find yourself sleeping on a humid Fort Benning, Georgia morning.  You’re surrounded by some of the best athletes that the military has to offer.  Over the course of the next three days, you will get less than three hours of sleep. 

How To Make 2014 Your Best Year Yet

Happy New Year Warriors
You, like many others, may underestimate what can be accomplished in a year.   At TFW, I have learned 365 days is more than enough time to make amazing things happen.  In fact, 2013 was Training For Warriors’ most explosive year of growth to date. 

Deadlifts For Warriors

[Rich Sadiv is the Head Strength Coach at The Parisi Speed School (Fair Lawn, N.J.), a strength advisor for Training For Warriors and has long been Martin Rooney's training partner.  A competitive powerlifter for over 25 years with a deadlift best of 315kg (694.5lbs), Sadiv holds numerous records in the WNPF Federation, and he is currently one of the top deadlifters in the Masters Category at 181/198 pounds in the world.]
The Deadlift
If you could do one exercise and one exercise only the deadlift would be that choice.

As Requested By Arnold…

[Earlier this year I was contacted by to write an article for legend of the fitness industry, Arnold Schwarzenegger.  I learned that Arnie was a fan of some of my previous work and really liked what he saw happening with Training For Warriors.  

Traveling For Warriors… the other TFW

[Guest post from Tim Wilkins, The Warrior Comic]
Disciples of our modern warrior culture come from all walks of life and jobs around the world. Just a glimpse at Martin Rooney’s travel schedule and fans to his site will tell you that there are Warrior doctors, lawyers, firemen and women, teachers, Moms and Dads, and even at least one professional joker, me, the Warrior Comic.

Do You Have The Stuff?

[This guest post comes from TFW Affiliate Ken Stabler, owner of TFW Ropestone in Wappingers Falls, NY]
STUFF…a transcendent word that is not fully understood. In most cases, it is used to describe our materials. Junk we have little regard for, BUT there are times when “stuff” becomes more.