The Invention of Self

Who ARE you, really? Don’t worry, this isn’t a post about searching for meaning or any other Viktor Frankl-type stuff. It’s human nature to be dissatisfied with yourself. That’s why we’re talking about it. CatalystGym is built for...

The Conqueror Series: Muscle-Ups

Hello up there. Yes, I see you. Dangling, swaying in front of me like a ripe carrot.  So light and easy that a breeze can push you. So simple that kids grab hold and swing every day, casually mixing a kip into a skinned cat like flipping a coin. You see me, too. You...

The Conqueror Series: Pullups

Dear pullup bar, You, my friend, are in trouble. You have denied me; you have frustrated me; you have been costly to my sleep and my palms. It seems like forever since I started trying to get one over on you, and I haven't been successful yet. It may appear that...

The Conqueror Series: Box Jumps

Attention, plyo box! Look at you: from up here, you could be a piece of Lego. You've scared my friends, but not me. They hesitate to jump on you – and I have, too – but no more.  With one spring, I can bring my full weight down on you. I can stomp you...