“Man, I went to the gym the other day and lifted heavy weights for the first time ever. I came out totally jacked!” ~No One Ever Okay, so it’s a joke. When people said: “We would never want to look like you” Arnold Schwarzenegger famously replied, “Don’t worry, you never will.” He wasn’t joking. Building muscle,…

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Six-pack(ish) and lean(er) because, well, I’m not gonna be on the cover of any Sports Illustrated or fitness magazine, but hey, I reached a goal. About 10 weeks ago I hired Joey Percia to be my coach. Yes. I am a strength coach and trainer by trade. But even I need some direction sometimes. In…

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I’m an avid Game of Thrones fan: every Sunday, 8 pm, I glue my butt to the couch and dive into the fantasy world of Westeros. Knights and Kings. Princes and Princesses. Lords and Ladies. Blood and guts and sword fights and the occasional gratuitous sex scene. GoT is my shit! You know nothing, Jon Snow Scorned redheads…

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It’s springtime! Everything is beautiful: trees and flowers are blooming, the grass is green, and the ol’ ballpark is alive with roaring fans. You soon forget how terrible winter and cold weather were. With the warm weather, or if you’re in the dirty south, the HOT weather, you feel refreshed and invigorated. Energized and ready to…

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Do you want a strength movement that builds a killer body, slays dragons, and gets the girl every time? I know I do. Enter the Trap Bar Deadlift: What is it good for: By engaging the muscles of your upper back, hips, thighs, lats, forearms the trap bar deadlift helps build a massive amount of…

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Recently I finished Essentialism by Greg McKeown. It’s about the “disciplined pursuit of less.” In summary, it’s a way to identify the things that are important (essential), recognize things that aren’t, and maximize time and energy in only those important things. Less, but better. Many of its principles can be applied to daily life, like:…

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