October 2011 Archives

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Every coach has their own ideas about what’s the best time to cycle movements. These ideas can range from the dumbass ACE-certified globo-gym trainer that says “You gotta change it up to keep the body guessing!” to the Devout Westside Follower who maintains that you must cycle movements every week and “blast the muscle for assistance work” (without taking into account the training age of the guy he’s advising) all the way to the old school football coach who says you need to “squat, bench, and power clean/deadlift” and when that stops working the answer is to… “Squat, bench, and power clean/deadlift”.

Needless to say, there’s a lot of confusion out there when it comes to setting up a training schedule.
Read more on Notes From the Field: How To Cycle Workouts…

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All around you there’s a conflict going on. I’m not talking about the wars, the protests, or the “movements” that the newscasters spend their time crowing about, filled with false dismay and barely-concealed glee. Such matters as these are the domain of nations and groups. Instead I’m talking about something far more subversive and inclusive to us all. I’m talking about a conflict within our society, and like it or not you’re smack dab in the middle of it. In fact, if I were to wager, as a reader of this site you’re very clearly on one side over the other.
Read more on The Number ONE Difference Between Us and Them…

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There’s some stuff that we’re not supposed to talk about in the fitness business. We’re supposed to tell everyone to do some stuff, make some changes, and that everything will be rosy.

That’s cool. Rosy sells.

However, there’s another side to that. There’s a side to it I probably shouldn’t be telling you as it could definitely hurt my career and people’s opinion of me.

Screw it. Time to spill the beans.
Read more on The Deep, Dark Secret to Success…

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I was thinking the other day about the positive and negative attributes of my friends… Yes, I’m that guy.

My sociopathic behavior aside, it jumped out at me that one of my buddies possesses a great quality: He commits to action when he needs to and flows immediately from situation to decision.

He, like all of us, has his share of flaws and, like any good friend should, I inform him of them as frequently as possible. However, when the chips are down you can always count on him to do something.
Read more on Make It Happen Monday – Flow From Thought To Decision…

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While I’m obviously a big fan of making major changes to create massive success, sometimes it’s the little things that smooth the path for the major changes and get the ball rolling.

Let’s say you’re looking to drop some body fat.  Now this could be a simple spare tire tune up of just shedding a few pounds or it could be the kickstart of a major fat loss diet.  Regardless of the scale of what you’re trying to accomplish, here’s a few simple things you can start doing today to lose fat fast.
Read more on 3 Simple Ways Un-Fat Yourself…

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Late last week I was bouncing some business ideas back and forth with my boy and Mastermind Brother Chris Reed.

*****A side note: If you’re anywhere near Toronto, Canada I have a couple of key pieces of advice:

1. Get a parka.

2. You NEED to check my boy Chris and his facility out. It’s pretty rare you find a trainer that can bring the holistic (mental, physical, and spiritual) element of true fitness and combine it with legit, tough-as-nails training. He can.

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Anyway, so I was kicking some ideas around with Chris and he hit me with probably the biggest shot of wisdom I’d received that day:
Read more on Make It Happen Monday – Establish Your Priorities…