4 Super Simple Tips to Help You Get Fit Faster

If I had a nickel for every time I’ve been asked to tell someone the key to getting fit I’d be living on some island being fed grapes (organic of course) by any number of very attentive and exceptionally formed females. This however is not my reality. Therefore, I will do my best to answer the question for you. Given…

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Remembering 5 Legends from “The Golden Era of Bodybuilding”

I started lifting weights when I was very young. It all came about after I found a bunch of 1940s and 1950s magazines in an old abandoned barn on the edge of town in Clifton, Texas where I spent some of my childhood. I put the magazines in my wagon, ran home, cut a piece of pipe, loaded the pipe…

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Functional Movement and 5 Biomarkers For Assessing Risk of Injury

The fitness world is expanding each and every day. The wellness and well-being aspects of the fitness industry are a major component of that growth as is the human performance area of study. It seems that the United States, and indeed much of the world, has caught the fitness bug. I personally love this but it is not without its…

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The Fitness Lifestyle Isn’t for Everyone and Why That’s Okay

The fitness lifestyle is one I’ve lived for the vast majority of my life. Even during times when I’m not lifting weights or doing my cardio on a daily basis, I am still doing something to move myself forward physically such as eating well, eating cleaner foods, trying Yoga, or just being more active in some way. Throughout my many…

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The Deadlift – How to Assess Lifter Readiness

The Deadlift has been around for ages. Recently, the online community has discovered the immense value of this movement and has begun a movement to resurrect something that most fitness pros never forgot. The deadlift is a pretty straightforward lift. You bend over, grab a barbell full of weight and stand up with it. This is an oversimplification of the…

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The Importance of Ritual in Pursuit of a Fit Body

I’ve been training clients and developing personal training teams for large health clubs for over 20 years. If I can think of one thing that always seems to get in the way of progress for people wanting to attain a higher level of physical fitness, specifically a muscular and lean physique, that thing is consistency. More specifically a lack of…

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The Jefferson Lift – How to do it and why you should

As with all things in life, workout and weight lifting trends cycle back around every once in awhile. The same is true for old-school, heavy and basic lifts like the Jefferson Lift. I was first introduced to this movement around the age of 10 when I took a stack of 1930’s magazines out of an old man’s barn and for…

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The Smith Machine – why it sucks and why it’s awesome

The trend currently in the fitness industry is for newly dedicated people who have gone all-in on the fitness lifestyle to pick out pieces of equipment that just aren’t “hardcore” enough or “functional” enough and spread the nonsense that using those pieces of equipment somehow means you are less of a fitness fanatic than those who don’t. I honestly don’t…

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How to Get Lean and Stay Lean the Ultimate Rocket Science of Fitness

How do I get lean and stay lean? Of course everyone wants to know the answer to this question. And yet, somehow we all really already know the answer. After all, this isn’t rocket science! The answer is one we often do not want to hear and certainly don’t want to do. But here it is! Behavior Modification Yep! That’s…

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Top 9 Result Producing Workout Principles

Being goofy in the gym! It’s how I roll……but anyway. No matter who you are, if you workout, you expect to get results. Sure, some of us have unrealistic expectations and still others underestimate themselves, but one thing is true and that is we all want to improve when we put forth an effort. This article outlines a number of…

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