When I completed my first marathon, I thought: I'm going to get a tattoo to honor this. Completing a full marathon was a 'Bucket List' item I had set for myself and accomplished in my early twenties. I never did get that tattoo and I'm glad I didn't - not because I think it was... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
Doing 'whatever it takes' is often praised as the highest level of determination and a mindset many people try emulate... don't get me wrong, I've said it, and the Imagine Dragons song gets stuck in my head as much as the next person's. I think we need to really examine this approach however, especially when it comes to your physical and emotional health.
Do you compete? When are you stepping onstage? Are you prepping for something? If you workout in any commercial gym, chances are you have been asked one or all of these questions. Living in Boise ID, the headquarters of Bodybuilding.com, the number of 'competitors' or at least people who follow the sport of bodybuilding in... Continue Reading →