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....
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...
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...
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...
Allow me to share a story about a client-athlete of mine.
We’ll call him Achilles (not his real name, obviously).
Achilles is a corporate executive at a big company.
He's super-successful in his finances.
I'd describe him as competitive and...
The old-school medicine ball, considered outdated until recently, is a form of resistance training designed to strengthen your abdomen, hip flexors, and low back, collectively known as your core.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,...
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...
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....
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....
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.
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 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...
One mistake I see a lot of people make when starting a fitness plan is losing focus.
Of course just getting started, in any fashion, is a huge accomplishment.
But think of your fitness journey as an individual workout.
A good coach would tell you...
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...
When it comes to health and fitness results, most people get too wrapped up in the big picture.
The 30 pounds they need to lose.
The aching pain in their back that won’t go away.
They get frustrated if they can’t see immediate results....
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.
I had a great chat with my friend, John.
I'm proud to say he’s lost 20 pounds of bodyfat and, most importantly, maintained his excellent health.
In our discussion we cover things like why you must follow a proven plan and focus on the...
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....
People want to be happy; however, the common approaches to nutrition and fitness make most feel frustrated.
The concept of being mindful about your training, nutrition, recovery and mindset seems simple, right?
Consider the difference between fun...
Imagine if you had something to prove and everything you did was recorded.
Of course you would be more likely to show up and do your best.
Because you have something to prove and, well, almost every move you make is...
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...