What is the Halloween Switch Witch? mindset recipes Oct 31, 2020

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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4 Leg Exercises You Must Do train Oct 30, 2020

Your doctor said you should lift weights to increase bone density and build muscle. This helps to slow aging, right?

Problem is that weights are heavy, according to humorist Dave Barry. "When you lift them, your muscles hurt, which is your body's...

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5 Lessons Learned from COVID-19 mindset Oct 29, 2020

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 28, 2020

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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How to Do Box Squats mindset train Oct 27, 2020

A client looked at his new training program and frowned. "Squats again, Coach?" he exclaimed. I gave him a look that said, "There is never an absolute answer to everything, except of course that you have to do your squats."

I didn't actually say...

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5 Healthy Ways to Lose Weight accountability Oct 26, 2020

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 litter 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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Banana Chocolate Chip Pancake Recipe mindset nutrition recipes Oct 25, 2020

What do you call a pancake after it does sit-ups? A waffle.

Try this fun pancake recipe as a free meal.

But first, if you've ever skipped a workout or started the day without your meals prepared ahead of time, continue reading.

I’ve got a...

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Are You Willing to Change? mindset Oct 24, 2020

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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Should You Lift Weights Fast or Slow? train Oct 23, 2020

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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5 Holiday Traps to Avoid mindset Oct 22, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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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Is Fear Hurting Your Health? mindset Oct 19, 2020

Fear can hurt your health and cost you everything in life.

If you’re reading this, at some point you’ve likely considered buying something from somebody to improve your health. Maybe it’s organic groceries, a sports massage, a...

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Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet with Bacon Recipe nutrition recipes Oct 18, 2020

Bacon is the duct tape of food. It fixes just about any meal.

You can make this dish for breakfast; however, it's delicious at lunch and dinner too.

Batch prepping your meals is a good habit. It's something that will save you time, money, and help...

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Do You Have These Good Problems? mindset Oct 17, 2020

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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6 Best Medicine Ball Exercises train Oct 16, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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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Is Your Gym Cleaner Than a Grocery Store? train Oct 13, 2020

Wondering if it's safe to return to your gym?

Honestly I can't say; however, your fitness coach should be following CDC guidelines, just like we are doing at the best personal training program in Allentown, PA.

Check out this recent footage from...

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10 Habits of Nutrition nutrition Oct 13, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

"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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