Today I have a story that, as a coach, baffles me a little.
But first, ever wonder what to eat before a workout?
A good pre-workout meal should meet the following requirements:
- Easily digestible
- Enters your bloodstream rapidly
- Doesn’t cause...
Nothing about getting lean and strong needs to be complex.
Especially since it doesn’t have to be.
Not in its most basic form.
By the time most folks get to 40 years of age, you've probably dabbled in more complicated exercise-and-diet plans...
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...
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.
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...
Humans are living longer, but not necessarily better.
Advancements in medicine, public health, and technology have led to better sanitation, nutrition, disease prevention and treatment, and access to healthcare.
Over the past hundred years, these...
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...
For the past 25-plus years, I've been teaching my clients a super-simple algorithm to help make decisions faster.
In particular, use it whenever you need to decide whether to perform a task or pursue an opportunity.
Ask yourself this:
Building a body that is strong and lean often starts with the first domino.
People ask me all the time...
"Where do I start?"
"How do I shift from feeling old and out-of-shape to feeling young and strong?"
"What are the steps to get me there?"
Today you have a clean slate filled with endless possibilities.
How will you harness your potential to create the very best you?
Your self-image will fulfill any label that you put on yourself.
If the world feels like a dark place, bring your own...
Throughout the course of your life, you've likely accomplished many great things.
You know, things you did at a really high level.
The same fundamentals that helped you win in the past will get you where you want to go today.
That's because the...
Coach Joe here.
After reviewing many applications and learning about the things over-40 men and women are struggling with (feeling old, having too much bodyfat, feeling depressed), I knew I needed to share my story with you.
I struggled too.
The professor stood in front of the class with an empty jar.
Around the jar, he had some big rocks, some smaller pebbles, and a pile of sand.
The jar represented his life, and the big rocks, pebbles, and sand represented all the things he needed...
Ever have an "aha" moment?
This refers to the somewhat common human experience of suddenly understanding a previously incomprehensible problem or concept.
This glistening, pristine moment of insight is also called the eureka effect.
Some days you get the bear. Some days the bear gets you.
And while many challenges seem nearly impossible to overcome, especially in the midst of the struggle, there are always lessons to be learned.
Lessons like "don't poke the bear."
Is this year the year you turn things around and finally get healthy?
Maybe you are looking to lose weight (aka bodyfat) from your waistline.
Or perhaps you want to feel happier and less depressed.
If you are looking to rebuild your body, the time...
The medical field (as we know it) wasn’t always the strict scientific, research-backed community that it is today.
Because up until the late 1700s, it was based mostly on myth, folklore, and knowledge from people such as chiefs, priests, and...
Did you know that African elephants have the longest gestation period in the entire animal kingdom?
It takes a whopping 645 days for a mother elephant to produce a baby elephant.
Compare that to an animal like the opossum, which...
DISCLAIMER: Real before-and-after pics.
(No photoshopping here.)
Brittany Azzolina renovated her body, her health, and her life.
The pictures are only eight months apart.
Brittany is an awesome example of what is possible.
As a Premium...
I had a conversation with a client and she mentioned the number-one reason she feels she’s achieved such great results.
Did she find the perfect workout program?
Well, her custom-tailored training program is pretty great, but it wasn’t...
A blacksmith creates beautiful objects from wrought iron or steel.
He uses extreme heat to and brute force to forge the metal, using tools to hammer, bend, and cut.
It takes work and it's tough but worth it.
Similarly, you grow most when the...
Did you hear about Elon Musk’s recipe for global domination?
Is it revolutionizing transportation both on Earth, through electric cars - and in space, via new-and-improved rockets?
Nope, it's 80-hour workweeks.
Elon Musk said that a person...
I was on the phone with an over-40 guy, "Achilles" (not his real name obviously), who had a pretty big health scare.
He felt chest pains and was rushed to the Emergency Room at his local hospital.
Fortunately, for his wife and kids and many...