2012 was a really hard year for me. Though I had been lifting weights since 2006 I let the daily discipline of physicality get away from me because my spirit was crushed. I let myself go. My outward appearance reflected some of the inner turmoil I was dealing with. Paralyzed inside, it was hard to … Continue reading Finding Meaning For Your Health And Fitness Journey
The phone call came crashing in a dark desert night. I’ll always remember the feeling. My Mom got the news that my Dad was having a heart surgery. Separated by state lines and divorce, all I could do was hope my Dad would be okay. I can’t remember if I talked to him or my … Continue reading A Father’s Heart: A Journey From Loss To Health
Reaching your true potential and getting the most out of your investment of time and energy in the gym starts with: learning and perfecting the rep, imploring progressive overload, understanding specificity and aligning your actions with your specific goals. Once you’ve laid that solid foundation and understand the key principles we discussed in part one … Continue reading THE PUZZLE PIECES OF PROPER EXERCISE PROGRAMMING (Part 2)
Neo: “I know Kung Fu.” Morpheus: “Show me.” Imagine you walk into the gym for the first time and get plugged into a crazy machine that uploads everything there is to know about exercise science and training; you apply it and transform your body, health and life! Picture perfect form paired with intense effort and … Continue reading THE PUZZLE PIECES OF PROPER EXERCISE PROGRAMMING
ARE YOU SIMPLY COUNTING REPS OR ARE YOU MAKING EACH REP COUNT? What is a rep? A repetition. This key component is so special, and so integral to strength training that it’s easy to overlook and completely take for granted. Why? Because it’s so “simple” it’s easy to gloss over. This cornerstone rep can be … Continue reading PERFECTING THE REP: The Crucial Building Block to Great Exercise
I want to help you dominate 2020 by giving you my best tips and insights for fat loss! Here they are: Shop the perimeter of the store because you’ll find most of the whole foods there vs. the aisles. Don’t shop hungry. Park further away when shopping, too, because those extra steps add up! And … Continue reading TOP 3 FAT LOSS TIPS FOR A HEALTHIER, HAPPIER 2020
“The more I learn about health, the more I tend to focus my attention on a few simple factors that I think account for most of the health benefits of diet and lifestyle. Don’t smoke cigarettes or use alcohol excessively. Get regular physical activity. Eat whole foods. Get restorative sleep. Manage stress. And don’t eat … Continue reading Less Than 3% of Americans Meet These 4 Basic Health Standards: Are You One of Them?
Amidst the sea of a stormy life many waves of pain came crashing along. This particular wave carried a crushing thunder that can still be felt to this very day. Her name was Robin. She was the youngest of four siblings. She lived life on her own terms and dealt with many difficulties throughout her … Continue reading The Life I Couldn’t Save
As the antiquated saying goes, “training is an art and a science.” Unfortunately when you walk into a modern day gym today you’re more likely to meet Picasso than you are to see picture perfect form, proper technique, and intelligent exercise programming. The art of training answers the why and is highly individual to each … Continue reading FOUR KEY PRINCIPLES FOR MAXIMIZING YOUR GYM TIME AND RESULTS
Have you decided you want to Defy Gravity, lose fat, build your body and get the awesome health and anti-aging benefits exercise provides? If so I'd like to introduce you to the six foundational movement patterns. These movement patterns optimally engage the major muscle groups, strengthen you for daily activities and build a well-rounded body. … Continue reading EFFECTIVE EXERCISE BEGINS WITH THESE 6 MOVEMENT PATTERNS: How Well Do You Know Them?