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Uncomfortable Progress

A revealing reason why we don’t progress as much as we’d like in most things is our desire for comfort. We seek too much of it all the time. I’m guilty as anyone. You get in your car on a hot day? You turn on the A/C. Have to get to the second floor? Take […]

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Everything is Reps

If you think in simple terms, everything in life is reps. If you want to get better at anything you have to put in the time, the practice, and repeat. You don’t learn a new skill once and then you’re good. You need to put in the work. The reps. The repeated practice to ingrain […]

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2 Things to Consider When Hiring a Personal Trainer

I know, I know, not yet another “hiring a personal trainer” article. I’m sure you’ve read many lists, criteria, and must-haves regarding getting professional help in the gym, but I want to highlight two important things I hold near and dear when I train others. Two things that many trainers (not all!) miss. Of course […]

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The Perfect Fitness Formula for a Lifetime

No, that title isn’t meant to be click bait. It’s stone cold truth. Even though the perfect fitness formula for a lifetime sounds catchy once you figure it out it’ll make complete sense. Insert sarcasm. So many fitness businesses, bloggers, and “influencers” are trying hard to sell you the latest and greatest “system” promising unbelievable […]

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2 Timeless Principles to Apply to Life

There are two important principles that seem to keep popping there heads up when it comes to intentionally moving forward in life: resiliency and creativity. These two timeless principles to apply to life are cornerstones to many forms of success. They are universal as well as cut out all the “hacks” and other shortcut B.S. […]

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My Favorite Books on Life Improvement

As an avid reader I’ve always been one to look to reading books for greater knowledge and understanding – especially when it comes to life improvement. Now, I’m a huge believer in action. The willingness to put into practice for better understanding on any subject, but reading still holds a special place in my life. […]

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How to Design a Simple, Effective Diet Plan

Most will admit that in order to design a simple diet plan the words lost, confused, and don’t know where to start come to mind. Many will claim they haven’t a clue and either initiate a long and tired search for the “secret” or they leave it to a hired professional, which can still be […]

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4 Things to Consider for Better Workout Results

Struggling to get a better workout and ultimately physique progress? You may have your priorities backwards. I see so many gym-goers start with the very few things that need to be at the end of their lists. One day I overheard a guy at the gym who was telling his buddy his grand plan for […]

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Are Trendy Extreme Diets Worth It?

Every few months or so it seems there are brand new trendy diets circulating the atmosphere. They also all include an essential marketing component: extreme ideology. That is they contain some form of singular-minded solution to all your fat-loss dieting needs. Whether that’s eliminating a laundry list of foods or focusing on just one food […]

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How to Design a Simple Workout Program

Your workout program doesn’t have to be some exclusive, hard to devise quantum equation. But on the other end of the spectrum it’s shouldn’t be a random concoction of exercises thrown together either. There should be some rhyme to reason. The human body moves in a few different planes of motion. Couple those planes with […]