You don't have to sport a permed mullet and baggy muscle pants to look like an outdated bodybuilder.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...
"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...
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...
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....
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...
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.
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....
I'm obsessed with figuring out how to do things better.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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:
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...
Lots of people, over the age of 40 years, ask me how to quickly and easily get fit.
In particular they ask how to drop abdominal fat.
While I know they are hoping for a simple answer, here's the truth:
Creating your "Ideal Body" (the leanest and...