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Focus then refocus

Focus then refocus

    Life can be very challenging at times, I totally understand that.  Family, bills, career, social life, responsibilities, the list goes on.  I’ll be totally honest with you and admit that I feel overwhelmed from time to time just like...

The hard truth

The hard truth

    In my 6 years as a personal trainer, there’s one lesson that summarizes my journey up to this point.  Like Jon Snow, I know nothing. Anyone that tells you they have everything figured out is full of shit.  Unfortunately, they’re...

Stop planning and execute

Stop planning and execute

I’m going to let you in on a very well known “secret.”  Every professional you’ve ever seen has failed more times they’ve ever succeeded.  In fact, Michael Jordan often points out that he’s missed over 9,000 shots in his career.  Do we ever talk about...

Let’s Get Serious

Let’s Get Serious

Today is a bit of a rant so bear with me.  I can’t tell you how many times people have complained about not being able to reach their health and fitness goals.  My next question after establishing their goals and motivation is “what have you been doing?” The...

Strength:  The Deeper Meaning

Strength: The Deeper Meaning

It’s very easy to get caught up in the constant pursuit of PR’s and goals.  Trust me, I get it. I love pushing it to the limit in the gym and seeing what my body is capable of.  My trainer Sean and I are always eager to hit it hard, knowing that the time was...

It’s Almost Halftime…

It’s Almost Halftime…

A few weeks ago, I wrote about going back to the basics both in the gym and life.  Ironically, I realized that I could take my own advice a little better! After auditing my goals, efforts and results I’ve made a huge change to 2019.  I went from 25 goals for...

Take ownership

Take ownership

    Last year, I read “Extreme Ownership” by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin.  It should be required reading for everyone because of the simple yet powerful message it conveys.  In the book, Jocko said it best: “You must own everything in...

Community

Community

Two weeks ago, I participated in my second Tactical Strength Challenge, hosted worldwide by StrongFirst.  I witnessed PR’s fall like dominoes and every day people overcome adversity to succeed. More important than weights and reps, I saw the most important aspect...

Essentials

Essentials

I had an epiphany a couple of weeks ago that made me laugh.  I’ve spent the last year cleaning up my programs for clients by focusing on the basics.  One of the best things I’ve learned is from my colleague Mike: “Do less.” This spawned my number 1 rule regarding all...

Do Less, Just do it Well

Do Less, Just do it Well

I’ve been training for 16 years.  I’ve tried many different programs, set/rep schemes, you name it I’ve tried it!  My training philosophy has changed a ton over that time. For awhile, I followed trends and did workouts from the magazines when I first started.  It...

Keep training simple

Keep training simple

It’s very easy for new gym-goers to be overwhelmed by all of the equipment, unsure of what’s going to help them reach their goals.  It’s very easy to get confused when it comes to what’s worth spending your time on in the gym. This can lead to many people...

Working out vs. Training

Working out vs. Training

Everyone in the gym is doing one of two things:  Working out or training. Most people will read this and think “aren’t those the same thing?”  The difference between the two is intent and programming. Before I go any further, let me admit something....

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