Michael Jordan, the most well-known basketball player, hit 49.7% of his shots over his career.
His percentage when taking game-winning shots? 48.0%.
No player has ever been considered more reliable under extreme stress, and he was...
I’ve written before about what Buddhists call the sacred pause.
This is also known as praying.
Choose moments throughout the day to stop what you are doing, even if it’s only for 30 seconds.
Breathe deeply and settle down just a...
You may have heard about the “mind-body connection,” but what does that really mean?
In a nutshell, your beliefs create feelings, which lead to actions, which produce results.
How would that work with fitness and nutrition?
In many parts of the world, Saint Patrick's Day is observed as a celebration of Irish and Irish-American culture.
My mom's side has Irish blood so I have a real connection to the island nation on the westernmost edge of Europe.
If you're also part...
Have you been lukewarm for too long?
Maybe going through the motions for a while?
Is your heart still in it?
Perhaps it’s time to change the heat settings.
To bring more enthusiasm to your life.
To surround yourself with like-minded,...
No one wants to hear it, but not everyone is ready to improve.
If you are unwilling to start training with any consistency, not willing to change your nutrition, and are spending more time looking for some magic pill or solution, you're not really...
Years ago, I would create these gigantic to-do lists with all the best intentions.
And then, at the end of the day, I'd be wondering why I didn't accomplish very much.
Nowadays most 40+ men and women do so many different...
The successful in any endeavor are the doers.
This is true whether it's clients who show up and train versus those who search for the magic solution.
Maybe you're frustrated with being overfat or obese because you research relentlessly and try a...
You are a sum of your habits.
I'd say that's possibly the most simplistic way to explain both success (or failure).
That's the recurring theme with all of my fitness-and-nutrition coaching clients.
Now, most clients take imperfect action and...
A quick lesson today if you've ever struggled to lose bodyfat.
There’s rarely a week that goes by that an over-40 man or woman doesn’t tell me how they "can't lose weight" in spite of having all the necessary components in place.
Your mental state affects your physical health.
If you are losing sleep or constantly worried, the stress lowers your ability to protect your body as the immune system is taxed.
According to the CDC, roughly two out of three U.S. adults are...
Are you caught up chasing a million different diets and workouts?
Following dozens of different fitness “gurus” on social media?
Here's a way to reduce the overwhelm that has worked for me time and time again:
Know your target bodyfat...
You should feel pretty good after completing the previous workouts in this current training cycle.
This week is a good time to start increasing your weights, if you haven't done so already.
Just remember to use perfect technique. Be flawless with...
Ever wonder why some people are rarely negative, somehow finding a way to remain patient, optimistic, and positive in the midst of even the toughest circumstances?
Or why others are the exact opposite, having a sour outlook on life with a...
In 2008, Swedish Scientists discovered a "weight-loss loophole."
Yes, the Swedes have discovered the power of an affinity group.
And it's the folks in this type of sportive group who will actually “do the work" for you so that you can lose...
Maybe it's been a while since you had the energy and strength to get through the day.
You look in the mirror and feel frustrated.
You feel "old."
Blood work from a recent doctor's visit confirms that you need to lose weight so you lower your risk...
When you chase your dreams, you will fail often.
And failure strengthens you for the future.
In truth, today's challenges help you become the future version of you.
But only if you embrace failure.
Forget the past and be present today.
Life is a...
Imagine if you had a dozen full-time jobs.
Each job expects you to be at an office at least 40 hours per week.
You are also required to travel on weekends.
Sounds outrageous to juggle all of that responsibility, right?
Now imagine fitting in your...
Have you heard about the new squirrel diet? It’s just nuts.
But seriously, welcome to a brand-new cycle of training.
The ability to move your body is a gift.
A gift we often neglect.
There is a common saying, "If you don't move it, you lose...
When this magazine reached out to me and Sharon, to interview us about how we are helping folks get lean and strong, we felt very honored.
After the interview, there was a photo shoot.
Then a few weeks later the editor told us we were the feature...
A young boy was at the circus and he saw this massive elephant tied to a stake by a thin rope.
Really, it was more like a shoelace because that's how thin it was.
He asked his dad how such a flimsy little rope could possibly hold this powerful...
Justin knows what it means to take imperfect action.
He dropped 40 pounds of fat in 13 weeks in our Premium Fitness-and-Nutrition Coaching Program.
No pills or magical potions, just small changes each week.
In fact, he transformed by "acting...
During stressful times, it’s easy to complain.
Your words have the ability to poison or give life.
Now, there is a time and a place for “venting” but you must be sure you’re doing everything in your power to speak...
Received an email asking for coaching advice.
Basically this person wanted to know how to set up a conditioning workout.
If you've been reading my teachings for a while, you know I am eternally sharing free training, nutrition, recovery, mindset,...