I Hope I Don’t Motivate You

Does that surprise you? It shouldn’t. Because motivation is crap. If you rely on motivation to reach your fitness goals, I can almost guarantee that you will fail. Here’s why: motivation comes and goes. It’s fleeting. Imagine that it’s New Year’s Day. You’re feeling all sorts of motivated, and you set a goal to lose […]

Common Fitness Myths That Are Simply Not True

These are some of the most common fitness myths and misconceptions which are demonstrably false. Many of these myths have been around for decades and refuse to die. Believing these myths will hold back your progress, so stop believing them now. Carbs make you fat Sugar makes you fat Calories in vs. calories out is […]

Crabs in a Barrel

Here’s an uncomfortable truth: most people want you to fail. Ouch, right? I wish it weren’t this way, but it is. This idea is often compared to what happens when you put crabs in a barrel. When you put crabs in a barrel, obviously they want to get out. So they’ll start trying to climb […]

A Note on Tough Love

If you’ve read any of my stuff, you know this is a blog filled with tough love. In today’s soft society, this has become the exception rather than the norm. It’s not going to change on this blog. I do want to clarify what this tough love is not. It’s not me saying “oh you […]

The Fundamentals of Strength Training

This post will teach you the most basic fundamentals of strength training as a natural athlete. If you haven’t already hit the “Decent” level in at least 3 of my strength standards, I want you to forget everything you think you know about weight lifting. Because it’s probably suboptimal at best. As a natural athlete, […]

6 Minute Abs? More Like 24 Hour Abs.

Most people these days are always looking for a shortcut. They want a “hack” that gives them more for less. They want the “cheat code” that shows them it really is easy! News flash: in fitness, that sh*t doesn’t exist. Look at the success of all of the programs like “six minute abs” or whatever […]

Why You Probably Don’t Need a Trainer

This post is going to trigger some people. But the fact of the matter is that you probably shouldn’t and don’t need to hire a trainer. Most trainers are simply not worth the time or money. Note that I said most not all. There are undoubtedly some great trainers out there. The problem is that, […]

“Training” vs. “Working Out”

To most people, training and working out are the same thing. But the difference between these two is the difference between having a great physique and an average physique. Most people “work out”. By this, I mean that they exercise without a structured plan or specific goal. They might “go for a run” or “go […]

Strength Standards

I always like having a goal to work toward, so here are the strength standards that you should aim toward on my programs. Some people will undoubtedly complain and say that these are too difficult, and that’s because we live in a culture accustomed to instant gratification. Depending on your genetics, starting point, and compliance, […]

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