I love the snow.
Anybody who doesn't probably never experienced skiing, snowboarding, or other fun winter sports.
But at a certain age, like over 40, you really need to prepare your body for these activities.
It's not like you're 15 years old with...
Some days you get the bear. Some days the bear gets you.
And while many challenges seem nearly impossible to overcome, especially in the midst of the struggle, there are always lessons to be learned.
Lessons like "don't poke the bear."
Is this year the year you turn things around and finally get healthy?
Maybe you are looking to lose weight (aka bodyfat) from your waistline.
Or perhaps you want to feel happier and less depressed.
If you are looking to rebuild your body, the time...
Building your ideal body often starts with the first domino.
But where do you start?
How do you shift from looking like you're exhausted all of the time to feeling leaner, stronger, and happier?
It all often boils down to the "Domino Effect."...
The medical field (as we know it) wasn’t always the strict scientific, research-backed community that it is today.
Because up until the late 1700s, it was based mostly on myth, folklore, and knowledge from people such as chiefs, priests, and...
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").
Did you know that African elephants have the longest gestation period in the entire animal kingdom?
It takes a whopping 645 days for a mother elephant to produce a baby elephant.
Compare that to an animal like the opossum, which...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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, myself and I."
"I am my biggest barrier."
I know that many of you...
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...
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...
"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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...