Longevity VS Novelty

If you're on any social media platform at all, you've seen an assortment of variations of exercises: drop sets, giant sets, supersets (yes they are different), accessories like chains and blocks, paused and pulse reps, using machines for a different purpose than their original design, etc. On top of that, there are about a million... Continue Reading →

Sustainable Nutrition is the ‘Secret’ That Shouldn’t Be A Secret

Losing weight, gaining weight, changing your body composition, is not EASY. But, it's also not COMPLICATED. By that, I mean there is a lot of evidence that shows that no matter what type of diet you use, you can still lose weight [1]. What it ultimately boils down to is the number of calories that... Continue Reading →

Trust But VERIFY The Process

You didn’t gain weight or reach the point you are at with your fitness level overnight, so logically your results won’t be achieved overnight either. Any pro in the fitness industry, from powerlifting to bodybuilding will tell you that remaining consistent with your programming and nutrition, and having patience are the most important factors in... Continue Reading →

Bodybuilding and the Land of Extremes

Bodybuilding doesn't fall into the category of 'extreme sports' like sky diving, motorcross, or windsurfing, but it has always been a sport that required a certain amount of "extreme" or "extraordinary effort". Not everyone can do it. However, today it feels like it's become the land of who's the most hardcore or takes the most... Continue Reading →

Has Social Media Killed Humility?

Humility, by definition, means "freedom from pride or arrogance"... also "a modest view of one's own importance".* Let me preface this blog post by saying that a lot of the pages I follow are fitness related - the fitness industry is known for being self-centered and obsessed with perfection and being numero uno.

How Many Calories Does Breathing Burn?… Asking for a Friend

Good news! You burn calories just by being alive... so even in your sleep, your body is working away to use those tacos you love for fuel. The baseline amount of calories that your body burns at rest (aka existing) is called your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). If you are actively trying to lose, gain,... Continue Reading →

Growth

In a growth mindset, challenges are exciting rather than threatening. So rather than thinking, oh I'm going to reveal my weaknesses, you say, wow here's a chance to grow. --Carol Dweck Physical growth, especially during childhood, is fast and effortless. A typical newborn weighs 6 to 8 lbs at birth, and by 6 months of... Continue Reading →

Old School Training & How To Make It Harder

On the spectrum of adopting new technologies, products, or ideas, there are innovators and what they call "laggards". For purposes of this blog, I prefer to call them "Old Schoolers". I don't like the term laggard because it implies that they are dragging their feet - when in fact doing things the traditional way can... Continue Reading →

You VS your metrics

You are not a one dimensional human being. You are not your social media etiquette, a picture, a few things said under stress or through misunderstanding. You are much more. You are a fearless and wonderful soul who loves greatly. The people that matter are the ones that see all the dimensions of your soul,... Continue Reading →

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