“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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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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Recently, a couple friends asked me”what it takes” to become a personal trainer. Both are considering Personal Training as a way to augment their other business, add a little cash flow, or make a career change altogether. One was impressed with what I’ve done in my own career, “building something from nothing.” While flattering, building…

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I’ve been training for roughly five years now, and I’m only starting to feel a little comfortable as a coach, despite the large stack of literature on my coffee table that constantly reminds me how little I actually know. Personal Training and S&C are constantly evolving: research is conducted every day to help clients and…

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The fitness and nutrition world has gone insane. Like bat-shit crazy. And much of it thanks to social media and the internet, where everything is true and everyone is an expert. And if you don’t agree then you can go eat a bowl of liquid mercury, because heaven forbid you have a different perspective. Gluten…

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10.) There are NO Absolutes In health and fitness, almost everything is up for debate. I honestly don’t know any other industry that so easily divides participants up into so many different “camps.” THEIR way is the BEST way, and there’s nothing you can say to change their minds. Often each camp is trying to…

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