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On Reflection…

You tell me that I make no difference… at least I’m fucking trying… what the fuck have you done? It’s in my eyes… and it doesn’t look that way to me in my eyes. –– Minor Threat I move to connect. Life is engagement with environment. Choice. Do not expect an outcome. No expectation, no […]

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Strength:

Preparation is More Profitable than Reparation Lifting – Calisthenics – Repetition – Resistance – Tension When done right, controlled, quality movements alter our physique. Moving through a full range of motion properly flexes each muscle and strengthens the body. When done incorrectly, mindlessly, injury, imbalance, and poor biomechanics develop. Refrain from chasing fatigue. Elevated HR […]

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Find Your Limiter

Your Limiter Simple movements will expose you. Therefore, they should be, and are, all you need to evolve in your body-knowledge. Developing an understanding of what skilled movement patterns require takes patience and commitment. I thoroughly enjoy this process! Lowering repetitions, yet keeping time under tension high has forced me to engage more, mentally. In […]

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Does your training lift you up, or beat you down?

Assessing how you feel before, during, and after a training session is essential. Some things to consider while training: Stress comes when you don’t feel in control. After you’ve done the movement in a few training sessions there should be no stress associated. If it stresses you out or requires too much effort to complete, […]

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The Absolute Minimum

Life, it happens. Work and family demands often interrupt our personal time for health and exercise. When this compounds from a single training session to multiple days or heaven forbid weeks, you have a problem. Time stops for nothing. Thus, the prioritization of self is truly not a choice. It’s a habit. Learning to say […]

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Sustainable Approaches To Health and Fitness

The mind’s first step to self-awareness must be through the body. Exercise and athletics are growth. -George Sheehan How to get the most results / success / gains / change, from the least amount of training? We all want answers to this question. As a fitness professional, having a template that conforms and applies to all […]

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Effective Strategies For Health and Wellness Pt. 2

The previous post was a bit of an extended lead in to this one. Now, onto the nuts bolts of applying and implementing knowledge. Sleep/Wake: Get to bed on time. Put some closure on the day. Plan the next days events, including your workout time. Schedule everything. Wake up EARLY. Just a few minutes at […]

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Checking In: Connecting Trainer with Client

“If you are prepared, have confidence and persevere, you will always have the edge.” Howard Ferguson As a personal trainer, I find the most difficulty and dissatisfaction in those days in between my training sessions with my clients. On the way to meet the trainee I’m pondering how their week went. Did they workout? Eat […]

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Massive Change / Simple Action

Forget the outcome and focus on the daily task. I started to achieve, as an athlete and fitness professional when I looked at what I needed to do each day to progress. At first this was a “to-do” list of exercises, minutes, and miles. A list of foods to eat, and foods to avoid. Guidelines. […]

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A Call to Action

Fit. Healthy. Confident. A Call to Action. Get Noticed. Be Different. Stay Successful. Do you see how “fit, healthy, and confident” translates to “noticed, different, successful?” Now, do you think those words mean the same thing to all people? No. Everybody has a slightly different vision of their end-point. But, you can begin to understand […]