I've been thinking back on the years I spent bodybuilding and my upcoming powerlifting meet. For one passion, I spent the majority of my time trying to prove people wrong. And for the other, proving people right. The difference in mindset is staggering and so have been my results. As many fans of the fitness... Continue Reading →
The Evolution of My Fitness
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 →
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 →
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 →
Your 6 Pack Abs Do Not Mean You Have a Strong Core
Core training for functional fitness
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 →
Whatever it takes…
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.