Lifestyle

Ebb and flow. Over the past two months, it’s felt like more of an ebb – a sickening ebb. From less-than-ideal weather to dampen the mood, to horrible bouts of illness, my eloquently laid plans fell to crumbs. Three weeks of training that does not live up to the previously established standard is, to put [...]

**Note: “The last thing the internet needs is another post on goal setting”…Then why the hell are so many people doing it wrong, or spinning their wheels? Allow me to lay out some tools you can use to accomplish more than ever before. You can do more, faster, than many would have you believe.** One of the [...]

“I said TWO shots of syrup, not one. And no whipped cream. Jesus.” “Sorry, sir. Would you like me to make you another drink?” “Obviously. This always happens. Where the hell is the cinnamon, anyways? Probably going to be late for work again.” “Your drink is coming right up, sir. Sorry, again.” “Whatever. I hate [...]

Iv’e just returned from the largest contributor to my physical development and mental fortitude for the day: a 90 minute power nap. Rejuvenation, relaxation and clarity have set in. I take my body and training seriously. Since you are reading this, I assume you do – or would like to – as well. I thought [...]

The strongest of “good intentions” are always present when preparing to embark on a significant nutritional or lifestyle oriented shift. Bullshit, I say. Useless notions of comfort, if not accompanied by one of the most important weapons in your physique sculpting arsenal: Preparation I’m often approached by people, many people, such as: A fellow trainer [...]

How Being Tight For Time Can Lead To A Tight Body and Mind. How often does it seem utterly useless that there are only 24 hours in a day? The blazing pace of life, business and people in most places can become A substantial pain in the ass. Shooting from place to place, juggling tasks, [...]

A 610lb deadlift, 450lb bench, 5% body fat, expert sprinter, marathon crusher, physique competitor, posing expert, gymnast, marathoner, Highland Games competitor, bodybuilder, precision athlete… All highly respected feats of physical domination, yet nearly impossible to accomplish all at once. The trap of being a Master Of None. In conversation with one of my most influential mentors, [...]

The fitness industry has probably destroyed as many lives as it has saved. It pains me to say this, but it’s true. Horror stories of figure competitors nearly killing themselves are a daily occurrence. Who knew starving yourself, depletion training, halting hormone function and three hours of cardio per day was a bad idea? There are very [...]

With the launch of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s new website and the current theme of giving 1% of your day, I thought I’d throw my hat in the ring for the more experienced folks in the crowd. Having an effective session is not dictated by the amount of time spent in the gym. It is the amount [...]