December 2010 Archives

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It’s Wednesday, so that means another Rock My World Wednesday! Today I want to talk about a topic that should, and probably will be in the future, its own post: Haters. Everywhere you go, there are people who are going to try to bring you down for no good reason. Maybe it’s jealousy. Maybe it’s because they think they can elevate their status by making you look bad. Maybe it’s just because they’re too damn bored in their everyday life so they need to stir the pot just to have something to do.
Read more on Rock My World Wednesday – Haters Gonna Hate…

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Last night at the gym I had a great conversation with one of my former professors about life, politics, and success. Like me, he’s a bit on the conservative side so we tend to agree a lot, but regardless of your political leaning, it would be tough to argue with the man’s success. He’s financially stable (I assume), highly educated, loves his job, takes part in lots of fun leisure activities, is civically-active, has a terrific wife, is healthy and fit, and overall seems to be doing pretty well.

We started by discussing a lot of the current issues that our nation seems to be facing today and then shifted more towards challenges that individuals face. We have both come to the conclusion that success is really just a matter of following a formula and it’s a pretty simple one. You ready?
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Today I’d like to tell you a little story about one of the more instructive situations in my business career.

When I was in South Carolina working as the head trainer (before going private) I had the opportunity to learn a lot about the business side of fitness, both what to do and what not to do. Some of the gyms I worked in had a lot of real Wild West shit going on and the training/education was often done on the fly. The story I’m going to tell you was no exception.
Read more on Business Lessons, Square Pegs, Round Holes, and Cabana Boys…

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Last week a popular fitness pro posted up a question on Facebook where he asked what we (as pros) thought about the recent trend towards “muscle confusion” and frequently changing training programs. I didn’t get a chance to respond at the time, but the topic is interesting so I thought I’d stick it out here.
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Ok, so the question of the day is “what do you think about constantly changing programs who shoot for “muscle confusion” (their words) as opposed to linearly-progressing overload-type programs. Yesterday I went over the three primary systems involved in training, their roles, and very loosely how they’re trained. In case you missed it, check it out here.
Read more on Progressive Overload vs Muscle Confusion Part II…

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Hey guys, welcome to another edition of Rock My World Wednesday! I don’t know about you, but this is a busy time of year for me and there’s been a ton of stuff getting me going. And on that note…
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I’ve been talking a lot about success lately with some of my friends and a couple of my business mentors. There seems to be a handful of different categories that people can fall into when it comes to success.
Read more on How Badly Do You Want to Achieve Success?…

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First of all, I hope that you had a great holiday season.

I didn’t do anything too exciting, just enjoyed spending time with friends and family. I did maintain my yearly tradition of watching the best and most classy of Christmas films: Bad(der) Santa. It was a great, relaxing holiday and just what the doctor ordered. Hopefully yours was equally refreshing.
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