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