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Trim The Fat

TRIM THE FAT Change is good. Change is necessary. Change is often overdue. Most of you know what I’m talking about here. We are a part of the information age. Flooded, from all angles with studies, before and after photos, proclamations, testimonials, money back guarantees, etc. etc. It’s relentless and it’s also tempting to read, […]

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Commit. Learn. Resolve.

  Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second. Give your dreams all you’ve got and you’ll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you. -William James There is a common theory in the fitness industry that most programs will work for 6-weeks, few […]

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Personalization

“Any other path leads to someone else’s dream.” -Lyn Christian I came across this quote earlier this morning and it sparked something in me. You see, this past weekend I was lucky enough to spend a significant amount of time with my father-in-law, Jan. We both have a high interest in fitness, health and running, […]

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Adapt or Fall Behind

Adapt or fall behind. Looking at my training logs over the past 4 years I’ve seen a clear shift in the direction of my training. Going back to 4 years ago, much of my time was spent cross training, and doing intense strength sessions in the gym. I trained a lot on the rings, with […]

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The Best Investment You Will Ever Make

The best investment you will ever make is your steady increase of knowledge. Invest in yourself. Thirty minutes of study per day eventually makes you an expert in any subject – but only if you apply that knowledge. Study alone is no substitute for experience. Education is always painfully slow. Repetition.                          Confidence.                                    Skill. Practice what you want […]

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The Spirit of Training: Intention

I’ve been strength training a long time. It’s been on my mind ever since I walked into the gym at the tender age of 13, enrolling in my first “weight lifting” class so I could use the YMCA facilities without adult supervision. The gym was a place I could work on myself. Watching strong bodies […]

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Home Training

The other day I went to a gym to workout. It was a very good gym with lots of cool equipment and tools for fitness. Lots of open space, and people doing mostly functional workouts. In essence, it was motivating. When I went in I didn’t have a plan of anything I specifically wanted to […]

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Coach or Trainer? What’s the difference?

  As I transition out of being  a personal trainer, exclusively, I’m presented with the question of, “who needs a trainer, who needs a coach, and what is the difference?” To answer this question I look back and reflect on the hundreds of clients I’ve worked with at my last fitness studio. Most, came to […]

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Reclamation

As I continue on this fitness endeavor, both professional and personal, I cannot help but wonder what the evolution of this industry will produce. The information available is far reaching, diverse, contradictory, and to a greater extent dogmatic. Fitness, as well as nutrition, has become a form of “faith” made up of a multitude of […]

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Heartland 100 Race Report

Flint Hills, Cassoday, KS. Warning: this will be pretty graphic. Thursday, October 11, 2012. My wife Jody and I arrived in El Dorado, KS at 6:15 PM. We got checked in and picked up some supplies from the local Walmart. It felt good to arrive and we were both relieved to be at our destination […]