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The Simple But Tough Secret to Calming Your Mind

It doesn’t take a scientist or scholar to explain that we are inundated with information on a daily, hourly, and minute-by-minute basis. You can read countless articles stating that fact. Additionally, you can’t help but see more and more evidence mounting that it just isn’t good for us. The 2020 quarantine didn’t help. As people […]

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How People Really Lose Weight: My Observations

I won’t even begin to mention the never-ending wormhole that is the subject of which diet is best and worst. Everyone has their own opinion about the countless plans, programs, and protocols so I’m not touching that gorilla. So if you’re dug in to your tribal diet corner refusing to budge even an inch then […]

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How Do You Learn About Fitness?

The word fitness is both a simple and highly technical concept. I’m not about to get into an in-depth philosophical discussion on opinions, attitudes, and scientific wormholes, but I do want to mention a few traps we get into and then help to simplify things for you to actually use and to put into action. […]

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Can I Get Real Physique Results After 40?

I’ll get straight to it. You can make real over 40 physique results. At (currently) 45 I am living proof. Let’s go over a few things to consider when designing, or modifying a training program so you can stay or start on the road to progression after 40. As I always say, the first thing […]

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Battle Plans

When I was in the military most of the time was peacetime. During that peacetime we trained, drilled, and prepared for the inevitable deployment or activation. Of course during activations we were high-tempo and used to change, but during the lag times we didn’t lay idle. We were always in prep mode. And this point […]

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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. […]