Who is the Halloween Switch Witch? holiday mindset recipes Oct 29, 2022

It was a brisk Halloween night.

The October moon shone so full and bright that we didn't need flashlights to find our way.

Me and Sharon were dressed up as overtired parents of elementary school children.

Giavanna was bouncing around in her...

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5 Lessons Learned from COVID-19 mindset Oct 28, 2022

According to author John Maxwell, a crisis will teach you who you are, what you value, and what you believe.

While it feels natural to resist a challenge and wish things would get back to “normal” as quickly as possible, the most...

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Triple Protein Burger Recipe nutrition recipes Oct 27, 2022

A good burger is a combination of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins.

It's also big on flavor. Each bite should include the perfect mix of salty meaty, sour pickle, and catsup-sweet goodness.

Nowadays we eat beef about once a week. A pan-seared...

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Allentown Weight Loss mindset Oct 26, 2022

Imagine if everything you did was recorded. And if you had something to prove.

Of course you would be more likely to show up and do your best. Why?

Well, because you have something to prove and, oh by the way, almost every move you make is...

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5 Healthy Ways to Lose Weight accountability Oct 25, 2022

Getting lean shouldn't be tough.

"Losing weight" seems to be the most common goal if you're an over-40 man or woman.

Digging a little deeper, the thing that everyone really wants is to lose unwanted bodyfat.

How do I know?

Well, a few days per...

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Basil Avocado Baked Salmon Recipe nutrition recipes Oct 24, 2022

Batch-prepare your meals, on Sundays and Wednesdays, to save time and make sure you have healthy options for the week.

But that doesn't mean you shouldn't make a fresh meal for nightly dinner, if you like.

You see, some foods are better for batch...

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Are You Willing to Change? mindset Oct 23, 2022

It's been a long day and your legs are tired from being on your feet for many hours.

Maybe you are coming home from the office or perhaps you were out visiting family and friends.

Upon entering the house you call out to your better half, "Honey,...

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5 Holiday Traps to Avoid holiday mindset Oct 22, 2022

An important question: Is adversity actually your friend?

I'm taking about a bump in the road. An obstacle.

Could it be the first domino that ultimately leads to greater things? I think so.

I can think back to various points in my own personal and...

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Can You "Ignore" Donuts? mindset Oct 21, 2022

Comedian Mitch Hedberg had strong opinions about donuts. He once said:

“I bought a donut and they gave me a receipt for the donut. I don’t need a receipt for the donut. I give you money and you give me the donut, end of transaction....

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Chicken Salad with Avocado Recipe nutrition recipes Oct 20, 2022

A man walks into a restaurant and sits at a table.

The waiter comes over and asks, "Would you like the soup or salad?"

Man replies, "Oh, that sounds much too big for me. I’ll just have the regular-sized salad, thank you."

Sharon and I have...

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Should You Lift Weights Fast or Slow? train Oct 18, 2022

Did you know you can target your goals by tailoring your repetition tempo for power, endurance, or increased muscle?

Here's another article I wrote for you.

You'll learn why it's important to focus on the tempo of each rep.

Hint: Control your...

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Do You Have These Good Problems? mindset Oct 17, 2022

If you're on a journey to get better, you know the road is not smooth.

I'd say it's bumpy as heck.

Especially in the fourth quarter of every year.

October begins the holiday season, and with it, distractions and temptations that inadvertently mess...

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Is Fear Hurting Your Health? mindset Oct 17, 2022

Allow me to share a story about a client-athlete of mine.

We’ll call him Achilles (not his real name, obviously).

Achilles is a corporate executive at a big company.

He's super-successful in his finances.

I'd describe him as competitive and...

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6 Best Medicine Ball Exercises train Oct 16, 2022

The old-school medicine ball, considered outdated until recently, is a form of resistance training designed to strengthen your abdomen, hip flexors, and low back, collectively known as your core.

Core muscles maintain the integrity of your spine,...

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11 Gym Mistakes to Avoid train Oct 15, 2022

It's no secret that many over-40 guys struggle to build and maintain muscle.

They think it's normal for a man to lose all of his muscle when he turns 40; however, that's a myth that needs to go away.

Middle-age guys also think that hormone...

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How to Win Your Day mindset Oct 14, 2022

The key to success in most things, especially your personal health, is to win your day.

It's something I learned a long time ago as a strength-and-conditioning coach hanging around professional athletes.

Win every meal.

Win every training session....

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10 Habits of Good Nutrition nutrition Oct 13, 2022

Maybe you've gained some weight over the last six months and you know something needs to change.

Luckily for you, there’s a proven strategy to lose that unwanted bodyfat.

One of the fastest ways to lose weight is to focus on your nutrition.

...
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11 Ways to Improve mindset Oct 12, 2022

Our lives are challenging.

Most over-40 men and women are busy with work, kids, grandkids, and other things.

You have tons of obstacles and potholes to navigate.

But, no matter how tough things get, success begins with a winning mindset.

In other...

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4 Ways to Be Awesome mindset Oct 11, 2022

Let me ask you something.

It’s a tough one.

Will your body and lifestyle stand the test of time?

See, it’s a difficult question, because everybody wants to answer "yes."

Yet the truth for most is a definitive "no."

You’ve seen...

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Body-Part Training Is Dead train Oct 10, 2022

You don't have to sport a permed mullet and baggy muscle pants to look like an outdated bodybuilder.

For most guys, all it requires is a trip to the gym.

Why?

Because the average lifter still organizes his workouts by body part, designating a...

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3 Secrets to Improve Your Focus mindset Oct 09, 2022

One mistake I see a lot of people make when starting a fitness plan is losing focus.

Of course just getting started, in any fashion, is a huge accomplishment.

But think of your fitness journey as an individual workout.

A good coach would tell you...

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How to Spend Less Time In the Gym train Oct 08, 2022

Many guys, over the age of 40, follow slow-rep bodybuilding programs to increase muscle.

These mass-building workouts, devoid of explosive movements, like the box jump, result in punches and sprints that are slower than molasses — bad news...

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50 Reasons to Do Resistance Training train Oct 07, 2022

Ever notice, when somebody is evangelizing the benefits of exercise, they mention only a few basic things...

"Exercise is good for your heart."

Or, maybe they say something cute like, "Jogging and a good diet keeps the doctor away."

Well, let me...

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How to Practice Being Healthy mindset Oct 06, 2022

When it comes to health and fitness results, most people get too wrapped up in the big picture.

The 30 pounds they need to lose.

The aching pain in their back that won’t go away.

They get frustrated if they can’t see immediate results....

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