The Invention of Self

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. Arsenal is built for exercise, but the Arsenal way is really...
The Law of the Vital Few

The Law of the Vital Few

20% of your work creates 80% of your results. Also known as “The Law of the Vital Few”, the Pareto Principle applies to economics (20% of the world’s population, including you, hold 80% of the world’s wealth), math (see Pareto Distribution), pea pods and fitness. Why...
Why We Make Bad Decisions

Why We Make Bad Decisions

We live in the free market. That means an abundance of choice. It also means we often choose the wrong thing: we choose cookies over broccoli and parties over sleep. Especially on Friday nights, we choose “comfort foods” and Netflix. We KNOW the decisions are bad...
The Path to Success

The Path to Success

When you commit to something and you put your best foot forward to you’re going to make progress. Then you’re going to backtrack ALMOST to zero again. Then you’ll make a bit more progress, and then you’ll backtrack ALMOST to the point you were last time. Progress,...
Individualized Programming Tracks

Individualized Programming Tracks

“Our program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist.” – Greg Glassman When we program for the...