I started this site back in August of 2008. Since then, over 500 posts have been published here. Naturally, there’s a good bit of info in the archives, and many times, good posts get buried – never to be seen again.
So, on this page, I wanted to provide a directory of the best content on this site in case you’re new here or if you missed some of the good ones in the past. You’ll find it broken down into categories below.
The Top 10 Most Popular Posts
These are some of the highest-traffic, most shared, and otherwise most engaging posts in the history of this website.
Note: a couple of them may appear elsewhere on this list. Let’s just say that they were that big of a hit!
How to Rapidly Increase Your Pullup Numbers in 3 Months or Less (over 800k hits!)
10 Must-Read Articles on Physical Living
Traffic stats aside, these are some of the all-around best posts on this website that really embody the spirit of PhysicalLiving.com. If you want to know what this site is really all about, then take some time working through these.
John’s Top 10 Favorite Posts
Just some personal favorites here. A handful of these were very popular, too.
The Top 10 Most Controversial Posts
I know it’s hard to believe, but I’ve covered some pretty controversial topics over the years. And to this day, I still get the occasional message from someone commenting on a post that is years old – just because they feel the need to put me in my place. Naturally, three of the most controversial posts deal with CrossFit. Speaking of which…
The Top 10 Most Under-Viewed Posts
Here is a small collection of posts that did not go viral, but that I think deserve a looksee. Maybe they got buried in the archives too quickly when I was posting quite frequently, or they just didn’t get the exposure I expected. Either way, I think these posts deserve another look.
10 of the Best Posts on Strength Training
This blog originally started on the topic of “Real World Strength Training.” And over the years, the Strength Training Category has grown faster than any other. And these posts are among the best ones.
The Best-of-the-Best Posts for Runners
I was originally reluctant to post content on running-specific topics on this site, but over the years, it turns out that these have consistently been some of the most popular posts I’ve written. In fact, I nearly gave myself a hernia trying to narrow this category down to just 10 posts. So, I’ve included a few more.
Inspirational Stories, Motivation Tips, and Mindset Hacks
If you need a little “pick-me-up” or a friendly nudge to just GET THINGS DONE, then check out these posts.
The Top 10 Most Popular Product Reviews
I’ve published dozens of product reviews on this site over the years, and below, you’ll find the ones that were the most popular.
The Complete Clubbell Review: Everything you ever wanted to know about clubbells – the world’s best club swinging tool for strength training.
The Clubbell Mass Evolution – Complete Review – The Clubbell Mass Evolution is the premier clubbell-based, muscle building program. There are other clubbell training programs out there, but this is the first one that is exclusively for building lean muscle mass.
The Clubbell Flow Evolution – Complete Review – The Clubbell Flow Evolution is a health-first clubbell training program that is meant to help people enact positive lifestyle change through the conduit of physical transformation. It is a user-friendly, plug and play fitness training program that caters to an individual’s skill and conditioning level to help them burn fat, build muscle, and improve strength and conditioning while also developing the character qualities they desire to embody on an every day basis.
TACFIT 26 Review: First Impressions – Scott Sonnon’s new-and-improved TACFIT 26 program is a comprehensive, plug-and-play tactical fitness program that will help you develop a high standard of fitness by burning stubborn fat, building functional muscle, injury-proofing your body, and improving your conditioning level using a variety of movement-based exercise and conditioning skills via several unique training protocols that were specifically created to address the tactical needs of various service personnel and military operators.
Primal Stress Review: First Impressions – Scott Sonnon’s new Primal Stress program is a comprehensive, plug-and-play bodyweight training program that will help you develop a high standard of fitness by burning stubborn fat, building functional muscle, injury-proofing your body, and improving your conditioning level using a variety of movement skills and training protocols that were specifically created to build resiliency and toughness while fostering a sense of strength and empowerment.
The Shapeshifter Body Redesign Program – Complete Review: The Shapeshifter Body Redesign Program is a plug-and-play, follow-along bodyweight training program that integrates a broad range of workout, diet, and lifestyle training methods into one comprehensive system to help you transform your body in six weeks.
Review of the Xero Shoes Huarache-Style Minimalist Sandals (aka Invisible Shoes) – A Comprehensive Product Review of the Xero Shoes Minimalist Footwear for (Almost) Barefoot Running, Walking, Hiking, Yoga, and More!
The Top 10 Guest Interviews
This was a very difficult list to narrow down because I’ve been able to interview so many bright and interesting people over the years. But of all my interviews, these were the ones that made the cut for the Top 10. In no particular order…
Interview With The Legendary Strength Coach Dan John – Build World Class Strength With These Expert Tips From Dan John
Interview with Coaches Steer & Murdock About Bodyweight Burn – Learn How To Leverage Bodyweight Training To Burn Fat And Get Lean At Home In This Insightful Interview With The Bodyweight Coaches, Adam Steer And Ryan Murdock
Interview with Chris Highcock about Fitness, Strength, and Becoming HillFit – A Candid Discussion About Fitness for Hiking, Backpacking, and Hillwalking With One of the Most Down-to-Earth Fitness Authors on the Net
The Top 10 Best Workouts and Programs
This is a fitness site, and workouts and programs have been in the mix since the very beginning. Here are some of the best ones in the archive.
These posts have been included on this page for one reason or another, but didn’t necessarily fit into any of the categories above. Don’t miss ’em!