4 Ways to Be Awesome mindset Oct 11, 2021

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, 2021

You don't have to sport a permed mullet and baggy muscle pants to look like an outdated bodybuilder.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, 2021

"If you chase two rabbits you won't catch either one."  

There's so much truth in that proverb.

One of the top mistakes I see folks make is trying to focus on more than one thing at a time.  

I'll stand at the front of the line and admit...

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How to Spend Less Time In the Gym train Oct 08, 2021

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, 2021

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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Talent vs. Deliberate Practice mindset Oct 06, 2021

I make it a habit to study successful folks.  

You see, I've been a voracious reader of biographies as far back as I can recall.  

As a coach, I study coaches and other leaders in hopes of improving my own performance... because that...

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How to Stop Overeating at Night nutrition Oct 05, 2021

I have a story about the value of a good teacher or mentor.  

As a coach I'm always looking for teaching opportunities to help my client-athletes meet their goals.  

Some clients want to lose between 10 and 50 pounds of excess body fat....

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The Secret of Consistency nutrition Oct 04, 2021

The key to success, in anything, is often simpler than most would assume.

In fact, much of the time it's simple enough that it's a bit disappointing to the person seeking some "magical" answer that will solve all their problems and propel them to...

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How to Box Jump When You're Over 40 train Oct 03, 2021

My three goals for every client-athlete are always the same:

Stay safe. Have fun. Get results.

Ultimately my wish is for you is to lead by example and inspire others to get healthy. But it begins with YOUR choices.

You choose to be healthy.

You...

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Success Is Never Rainbows and Unicorns πŸ¦„ mindset Oct 02, 2021

Decide what you want, believe you deserve it, and put yourself in a situation to make it your reality.

It's really that simple.

Respectfully speaking, please stop waiting for some quick-fix workout or magic diet pill.

A quick story about unicorns....

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Is Your Workout Broken? train Oct 01, 2021

This may not sit well with some people who are over the age of 40, but I’m okay with that.

See, people want to be happy… and the common approaches to nutrition and fitness don’t make them happy.

Seems simple, right?

But consider...

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8 Ways to Boost Brain Power mindset Sep 30, 2021

I'm obsessed with figuring out how to do things better.

More efficiently.

In fact there's something called the Minimum Effective Dose (MED), which is right up my alley.

Maybe you will like it too.

The MED is simply the smallest dose that will...

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How to Gain Muscle with Less Weight train Sep 29, 2021

You can have your ideal body.  

One that provides you the ability to do whatever you want and live a wonderful lifestyle…  

...all while having an impact that you’re proud of.  

Helping others and leaving a legacy....

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Myth of the Home Gym mindset Sep 28, 2021

Everybody has a friend that's eternally starting some "new" diet or workout regimen.  

Problem is, your friend is rarely successful.  

That's because this newfangled solution is actually a rotten trick.  

Let me explain.  

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Dairy-Free Chocolate Post-Workout Smoothie nutrition recipes Sep 20, 2021

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.

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How a Coach Can Help You Focus on Your Target 🎯 mindset Sep 18, 2021

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...

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Why You Should Invest In a Personal Trainer mindset train Sep 13, 2021

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...

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πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Patriot Day 2021 mindset Sep 11, 2021

Before we get started, please pray for the people injured or killed in the September 11 terrorist attacks of 2001.

Please say a prayer for their families too.

I'm reminded of what time of year we've entered into and my heart grows heavy.

Every...

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How to Handle Big Challenges mindset Aug 16, 2021

If you’ve ever felt like you’ve caught a bad mood from someone, it probably wasn’t your imagination.

I read a study in a journal called Nature Neuroscience, that looked into this, and was fascinated because it’s something...

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7 Strategies to Lose Bodyfat nutrition Aug 15, 2021

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...

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5 Steps to Change Your Behaviors and Beliefs mindset Aug 14, 2021

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...

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How to Find Balance mindset Aug 09, 2021

One particular sunny morning, in graduate school, I was in the cell biology laboratory looking through a powerful microscope.

I recall we were studying Cryptosporidium, which is a leading cause of waterborne disease among humans in the United...

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How to Avoid Mental Roadblocks mindset Aug 05, 2021

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:

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How to Navigate Stormy Weather mindset Aug 02, 2021

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...

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