How Alison Got Better #arangiohero Feb 01, 2023

Do you work with women over 40 years, Coach Joe?

Short answer is yes.

Dr. Alison Benedetto is in the best shape she's ever been in her entire life.

She's lean and strong. Sculpted shoulders. "Toned" arms (without one "arm curl").

How Alison Got...

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How to Nail the Basics accountability mindset Jan 31, 2023

Did you know that African elephants have the longest gestation period in the entire animal kingdom?

It’s true.

It takes a whopping 645 days for a mother elephant to produce a baby elephant.

Compare that to an animal like the opossum, which...

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How to Make Healthy Meals In Less Time Jan 30, 2023

You've probably heard that bodyfat is burned in the kitchen.

This is true; however, many over-40 men and women are so busy that they do "not have time" to cook.

In this article I wrote, Quick and Healthy Cooking Hacks, Josh Hingst, former...

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Winter Phase 2: Week 5 train Jan 29, 2023

We start a brand-new training phase this week.

As we begin, I'd like to share something about rebuilding your body.

Change is necessary for progress; however, change is often uncomfortable.

If you want success, you must accept a little discomfort...

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How to Lose 40 Pounds #arangiohero accountability Jan 28, 2023

DISCLAIMER: Real before-and-after pics.

(No photoshopping here.)

Brittany Azzolina renovated her body, her health, and her life.

The pictures are only eight months apart.

Brittany is an awesome example of what is possible.

As a Premium...

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How the Right Team Will Set You Free accountability mindset Jan 27, 2023

I had a conversation with a client and she mentioned the number-one reason she feels she’s achieved such great results.

Did she find the perfect workout program?

Well, her custom-tailored training program is pretty great, but it wasn’t...

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How to Lead By Example #arangiohero mindset Jan 26, 2023

My 70-something-year-old father did stand-up comedy, for the first time, on a stage in New York City.

Not only was it very funny, but there were many teachable moments.

In the audience there were something like 1,200 attendees from Brown...

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How to Make Big Progress accountability mindset Jan 24, 2023

A blacksmith creates beautiful objects from wrought iron or steel.

He uses extreme heat to and brute force to forge the metal, using tools to hammer, bend, and cut.

It takes work and it's tough but worth it. 

Similarly, you grow most when the...

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How to Get More Done accountability mindset Jan 23, 2023

Did you hear about Elon Musk’s recipe for global domination?

Is it revolutionizing transportation both on Earth, through electric cars - and in space, via new-and-improved rockets?

Nope, it's 80-hour workweeks.

Elon Musk said that a person...

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How to Show Up for Yourself mindset Jan 22, 2023

The other day, I posed a question asking folks, over 40 years, what their biggest barriers are to hitting their goals.

And a number of people gave a similar answer:

"Me."

"Me, myself and I."

"I am my biggest barrier."

I know that many of you...

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Winter Phase 1: Week 4 train Jan 22, 2023

If you're over the age of 40 and feel like you are struggling with your health, it may be time for a change.

Quit the high-intensity "insanity" workouts that are destroying your joints.

Ditch the extremely low carb diets that make you feel...

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How to Break Through Your Barriers mindset Jan 21, 2023

I meet a lot of men and women, over the age of 40, who are stuck.

They're frustrated with their their lack of discipline and, as a result, poor health.

The sad part is many struggling folks do nothing whatsoever about it.

Sure you may "try" a new...

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How to Be Weird mindset Jan 20, 2023

"I haven't been to a training session since November."

That was the line my client greeted me with as I said "hello" to them recently.

And guess what, it's totally okay.

Everybody knows December can be a tough month, thanks to holidays, snowy...

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How to Sleep Better sleep Jan 19, 2023

I don't know about you, but so many clients tell me they don't sleep very well.

Can you remember the last time you woke up after a full night's sleep feeling so refreshed that you didn't need coffee?

When I ask this, folks will say something...

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The Truth About Failure mindset Jan 18, 2023

Fear will paralyze you when it's time for an early-morning training session.

As a result you'll roll over in bed, hit the snooze on your alarm clock, and miss your workout. 

In the long term, fear will squash your dreams of being strong,...

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How to Live Your Best Life mindset Jan 17, 2023

What if you made this year the healthiest year you have ever had?

Sounds great, right?

I know it's not easy, but it is possible.

Here's how to start.

First, you have to be intentional about what you want to do.

This isn't just writing it down and...

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How to Accomplish Your Plan mindset Jan 16, 2023

Overthinking things may be keeping you overweight, out of shape, and unhappy.

Let me explain with a story.

Recently I gave a 55-year-old guy, married with kids, a simple blueprint for losing five pounds of bodyfat per month.

I'll call him...

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Winter Phase 1: Week 3 train Jan 15, 2023

Are you frustrated or disappointed with your progress?

If yes, answer this question: "What are you doing differently?"

If your response is silence or a quiet "nothing," consider the root of the problem.

The real issue is that you can't expect...

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The Truth About Hard Work mindset Jan 13, 2023

Growing up, hard work was a badge of honor.

“That guy is a hard worker.”

It was the strongest compliment a lot of people could give.

If someone was willing to sweat a little more or go a little longer, well, they were deemed...

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24 Fat-Loss Rules mindset Jan 12, 2023

Feeling lethargic? Maybe overweight and out of shape?

What you need right now is a proven plan to get you back to your happiest, healthiest self again.

That’s the cold, hard truth.

It’s estimated that 54% of people admit to having...

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This Is Cheaper Than a Funeral accountability mindset Jan 10, 2023

I was on the phone with an over-40 guy, "Achilles" (not his real name obviously), who had a pretty big health scare.

He felt chest pains and was rushed to the Emergency Room at his local hospital.

Fortunately, for his wife and kids and many...

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Winter Phase 1: Week 2 train Jan 08, 2023

What I'm about to say may seem weird, but hear me out.

Success shouldn’t be easy.

If it were easy, it would be average.

Success is a product of hard work, focus, perseverance, service and much more.

All of this is compounded over time.

Those...

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How to Become an Arangio Hero #arangiohero Jan 07, 2023

What exactly is an #ArangioHero?

If you’re somewhat new to the Arangio Athletic Fitness Family, you’ve probably come across us using this term in one way or another.

An Arangio Hero is a person committed to the path of health. You are...

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How to Stick to Your Meal Plan nutrition Jan 05, 2023

There are habits that will give you more bang for the buck.

For example, I've said many times that training is the anchor to your day.

The anchor keeps you from drifting.

Similarly, establishing a portion-control habit that will automatically keep...

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