Welcome to Physical Living

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The update of JohnSifferman.com’s:

“Real World Strength Training”

Physical Living is an update of the original Real World Strength Training website found at JohnSifferman.com. What began as a personal blogging hobby has now become a more refined resource for information regarding a physically-focused lifestyle.

Real World Strength Training was established to explore and discuss strength and conditioning methods specifically. What I quickly discovered is that it’s difficult to discuss S&C without being in context with the rest of a physical lifestyle. Everything is connected so that one lifestyle factor will greatly affect the conditions of a fitness program. Strength and conditioning, and even fitness, are only a small part of what is important when it comes to a physical lifestyle – and therefore, it’s important to discuss these topics accordingly.

Therefore, Physical Living will incorporate a much more holistic coverage of health and fitness. Such topics may include:

  • Health-first fitness training methods for common fat loss, muscle building, and strength goals (based on the Circular Strength Training system)
  • Tasty and nutritious recipes to make eating a delight to be enjoyed
  • Natural movement education and training and how it differs from fitness training (inspired by MovNat)
  • The Power of Playing, plus Fostering Creativity and Innovation
  • Probing questions about Mind-Body-Spirit connections
  • Comparing Slow Food and Slow Fitness methods with Modern Day conveniences
  • The Mental and Emotional Elements of a Physical Lifestyle
  • Social and Community Discussions pertaining to Physical Living
  • Physical Culture and How to Change Your Community
  • Making Physical Living work for you
  • and much more!

There are many blogposts stored away in the archives, including several that were just published, so feel free to poke around to find something you’re interested in.

And if you have any feedback about the new site, I’d be delighted to hear it. Either post a comment below or use the Contact Form at the top.

To your health and success,

Fitness Professional

22 Responses

  1. John!

    Solid. Super solid. The site looks really great, very crisp, very clean and very inviting. An obvious reflection of the clarity of vision with which it’s creation has sprung. Looking forward to learn more as you continue to share through your process of discovery and refinement!

    And the name nails it:).

    All the Best,

    • Hi Shane,

      I appreciate the kind words, buddy. Believe it or not, a lot of thought went into that name. I wanted something broad and specific, if that makes sense :)



  2. Hi John

    my best wishes for your new web site , i will keep on following your interesting articles.
    Keep up the good work.



    ps. Thanks again for advising me CST few months ago , it revolutionized my health and fitness for good :)

    • Hi Massimo,

      Thanks for you wishes – it’s nice to have you here!



  3. Very cool! Glad to see that you finally pulled the trigger! I am excited to see where this goes for you. I am adding it to my RSS reader right now.

    Also, I just got your card in the mail today. Thanks for thinking of us!

    • Hey Damien,

      Good to hear from you! I never know what I’m getting myself into when I try something new, but I’m glad to have finally committed – even if I don’t end up where I expected.



      P.S. You’re welcome – my better half is always on top of Christmas cards :-)

  4. Looking forward to content on the new site. I have been reading your blog for a while now. I appreciate your ‘meta’ view of fitness, which the new site makes clear up front.


  5. John, great job on the site. Looking forward to more great articles and videos. Keep it up.


  6. You and I think a lot alike. I really like the new site / direction. Very well done. Simple, clean and focused on the best topic of all: living in a physical world. The name is great too! I look forward some inspiring articles!

  7. John, thanks for the nice comment at Zen Family – that was very kind especially considering you’ve known me on my worst day yet in the outdoors with my family!!

    Hard to pull the wool over on people who actually know you.

    So, when are our two families going to get together and spent time outdoors together again? (sorry this comment isn’t about your blog per se, I”ll let Damien take care of those comments, and yes thanks for the lovely card! or pass along our thanks to your lovely wife)

    • Hi Renee,

      You’re very welcome! It was a great article. I heard a rumor that the Tougas family will be going winter camping with the Sifferman’s sometime after the New Year…

  8. Hi John,

    the new site looks great. And the evolution from S&C to holistic “Physical Living” is great. You get better and better and you are a good blog-writer. I like the photos. Keep up the good work and your constant learning process.

  9. Hi John,

    I love the new site – very clean layout. I think you have great ideas and I enjoy your videos a lot. I have a ways to go before I can perform the drills as you can, but it’s a labor of love.

    Keep it coming!

  10. Hey John,
    I love your outlook on physical fitness, and how not everything has to be done with a weight set, I saw your video of tree climbing, and I enjoyed it very much. In fact, I’m gonna go climb one right now


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