I'm a big fan of soft-serve ice cream.
Especially if it's the salted caramel kind. In a sugar cone.
Every so often I will enjoy a pint of frozen goodness after a tough resistance training workout.
Problem is, dairy makes me feel downright awful.
Overwhelmed and feeling stuck?
Super-long to-do lists that never get done?
These days it's hard to keep up. There's so much to do.
And know, and accomplish.
No wonder why you feel exhausted all of the time.
It's no surprise that you're stressed...
This classic lift targets your glutes and hamstrings, plus it’s one of the best total-body exercises you can do.
Here's a step-by-step lesson to do the Barbell Deadlift with perfect form every time:
1. With your feet wider than...
Today I want to cut through all of the confusion and share seven rules for losing stubborn bodyfat.
Are there things that could be added to this?
Sure, but if you follow these SEVEN you will be well on your way.
Here they are...
Rule #1. Maintain...
When you look to change something, like losing weight or feeling happier, what typically happens?
Maybe you're all smiles and positivity... all of the time.
Perhaps you complain about it, fill your mind with negative beliefs, and instill fear that...
You've probably read many fortune-cookie-style motivational quotes.
So many, in fact, that they've become cliche.
I bet even Confucius, the ancient teacher-philosopher, would become immune to the eternal wisdom embedded in these popular sayings:
I learned about "taking imperfect action" way back when I officially became a strength-and-conditioning coach at the ripe old age of 23.
At that point I was quite inexperienced and felt scared due to proverbial stormy weather:
Becoming a strength...
Lots of people, over the age of 40 years, ask me how to quickly and easily get fit.
In particular they ask how to drop abdominal fat.
While I know they are hoping for a simple answer, here's the truth:
Creating your "Ideal Body" (the leanest and...
Imagine we meet in the courtyard of a tucked-away coffee shop.
The place smells amazing as several fresh Colombian roasts percolate.
We sit at a table, steaming mug of coffee in hand, and I ask you this important question:
"Over the past 12...
Have you ever wondered why some over-40 men and women seem to accomplish so much while others accomplish so little?
I know I have.
As a fitness-and-nutrition coach, I’ve been blessed to observe both.
I’m grateful to have such a unique...
These three common excuses may be holding you back from having your ideal body and life.
A life that brings true happiness and deep satisfaction.
You’ve heard the common theory regarding motivation:
Humans are motivated to achieve pleasure...
If you're over the age of 40, and you've gained some unwanted weight or feel out-of-shape, it’s going to take commitment to re-build your body.
But what do most people do?
They start something new, all excited, and when it doesn’t work...
Your life is busy and complex, with many grownup responsibilities.
Maybe there's "never enough time" for exercise and good nutrition.
But the secret to getting lean and strong isn't crazy workouts and short-sighted diets.
It's shortening your...
A friend sent me this excellent article, which I agree with 100%.
It's a must-read, especially if you have a job.
Doesn't matter it it's a desk job or manual-labor job.
This is the first time I’ve read anything remotely close to this when it...
Before getting a new car, say a red Corvette, you've probably done some research.
And then, all of a sudden, you start seeing that exact same make and model of vehicle everywhere you go.
This happens thanks to your brain's awesome Reticular...
"You cannot steer a stationary ship."
This quote came up in my coaching group recently.
I’d never heard it before, but the words hit me hard, especially in light of all that is happening in our world and also our great country right now.
I remember a few years back I was on an early-morning flight, couldn’t get internet, and for some reason or another, I missed emailing out that day's coaching lesson.
After we landed, and the captain said it was okay to switch my phone back...