How John Lost 20 Pounds #arangiohero mindset Oct 02, 2022

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...

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8 Ways to Boost Brain Power mindset Sep 27, 2022

I'm obsessed with figuring out how to do things better.

More efficiently.

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...

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50 Lessons to Improve Your Life mindset Sep 20, 2022

To say that I’ve been fortunate over the past five decades would be a great understatement.

I grew up with good people around me.

My mom was and is unconditionally supportive.

My dad continues to model a tremendous work ethic.

I’ve had...

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Myth of the Home Gym mindset Sep 18, 2022

Everybody has a friend that's eternally starting some "new" diet or workout regimen.  

Problem is, your friend is rarely successful.  

That's because this newfangled solution is actually a rotten trick.  

Let me explain.  

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How a Coach Can Help You Focus on Your Target mindset Sep 17, 2022

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, know, and accomplish.

No wonder why you feel exhausted all of the time.

It's no surprise that you're stressed and...

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Why You Should Invest In a Personal Trainer mindset train Sep 13, 2022

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...

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Patriot Day mindset Sep 11, 2022

Before we get started, please pray for the people injured or killed in the September 11 terrorist attacks of 2001.

Today we honor the victims and their families, and all of our first responders, caregivers, and servicemen and women who protect the...

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How to Leave a Legacy mindset Aug 31, 2022

If I had a dollar for every excuse I've heard to rationalize an unhealthy and sedentary lifestyle, well, I'd have a lot of dollars.

It's no secret that we live in a world that is:

  • "too busy" to exercise
  • "too busy" to eat fresh, unprocessed foods
  • ...
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How Craig Lost 36 Pounds In 20 Weeks #arangiohero mindset Aug 25, 2022

A very fast, yet important, message for you today.

First, I’d like to congratulate Craig for a job well done.

Craig lost 36 pounds of body fat in 20 short weeks.

He also lost nine inches from his waist.

Heck, he hasn’t been at his...

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How to Avoid a Trip to the ER mindset Aug 22, 2022

Research suggests that out of the top-ten things that people regret in their lives before they die, number seven is:

"I wish I had taken better care of myself."

Most people believe that if they'd eaten better, slept more, and paid more attention...

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How to Build Better Habits mindset Aug 19, 2022

Your habits say a lot about who you are.

Put another way: You look like your habits.

Confucius said, “Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.”

John Dryden added, “We first make our habits, and then...

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How to Handle Big Challenges mindset Aug 17, 2022

If you’ve ever felt like you’ve caught a bad mood from someone, it probably wasn’t your imagination.

I read a study in a journal called Nature Neuroscience, that looked into this, and was fascinated because it’s something...

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How to Break the Stress Cycle mindset stress management Aug 12, 2022

Things can definitely get uncomfortable at times.

An extra take-out meal here, and an extra trip there.

Dinners and drinks.

It happens to all of us.

Then to top it off, your schedule doesn’t even seem to be your own anymore.

You can almost...

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How Nick Lost 80 Pounds #arangiohero mindset Aug 11, 2022

I wanted to take a minute to remind you to celebrate your little victories.

In the case of Nick, he's demonstrated nothing less than guts and determination throughout his body-recomposition journey.

Back in February, 2016, Nick made a sincere...

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5 Steps to Change Your Behaviors and Beliefs mindset Aug 10, 2022

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...

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How to Find Balance mindset Aug 08, 2022

One particular sunny morning, in graduate school, I was in the cell biology laboratory looking through a powerful microscope.

I recall we were studying Cryptosporidium, which is a leading cause of waterborne disease among humans in the United...

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How to Avoid Mental Roadblocks mindset Aug 05, 2022

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:

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18 Tips to Create Your Personal Operating System mindset Aug 03, 2022

A system is a group of related things that work together as a whole.

In computer science, an operating system (OS) is a translator that takes what the computer does and converts it to what you see.

Your personal and professional success is largely...

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How to Navigate Stormy Weather mindset Aug 01, 2022

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...

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3 Common Excuses are Holding You Back huddle mindset Jul 24, 2022

These three common excuses may be holding you back from having your ideal body and life.

A life that brings true happiness and deep satisfaction.

You’ve heard the common theory regarding motivation:

Humans are motivated to achieve pleasure...

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How to Stop Binge Eating mindset nutrition Jul 21, 2022

Who told you that you couldn't be successful?

Perhaps the "little devil" on your shoulder?

The small voice that suggests you're not good enough, strong enough, etc., etc.

That's my question for you today.

You need to silence the gloomy voice that...

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Laird Hamilton Interview mindset Jul 18, 2022

Many summers ago I was traveling a ton to mastermind meetings with some of the top fitness professionals in the world.

These trips kept me accountable to teaching the most cutting-edge training, nutrition, recovery, and mindset strategies to our...

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How Shawn Lost 16 Pounds #arangiohero mindset Jul 17, 2022

As a coach I get much satisfaction helping folks get healthy.

In fact, my wife Sharon and I have dedicated our lives to coaching others and teaching the habits of health.

It is especially refreshing to hear how some of our clients are also helping...

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How to Make Decisions Faster mindset Jul 16, 2022

If you're over the age of 40, and you've gained some unwanted weight or feel out-of-shape, it’s going to take commitment to re-build your body.

But what do most people do?

They start something new, all excited, and when it doesn’t work...

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