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Non-traditional Books for Hitting your Fitness Goals

The books that have helped me reach my fitness, health, and financial goals.

Here’s a dumb question? If you want to lose weight, what kind of book should you read? Maybe you think it’s a book on the best ab-shredding exercises. Maybe it’s a diet book. While diet and exercise books can be very helpful, sometimes we need something different.

Most times, when I talk with people that are not achieving their fitness goals, rarely do I hear, “My workout plan sucks!” Most of the time there is some sort of self-admitting excuse as to why a fitness goal is left as a dream rather than an accomplishment. Read more…

 
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My Personal Workout Plan Revealed

Paper2SmudgeUse THIS to get long-term results and put that gym membership to good use!

 

If you are like me, you know that it’s not always easy to find time to dedicate toward working out and lifting weights. Even though I live at the gym 8 or 9 hours per day, those hours are for training other people. I am still a busy dad, which is a job in itself – fellow moms and dads know what I am talking about.

 

But being busy does not mean you cannot achieve great results in the gym.

 

You see, I have a method that I personally use to stay in shape: It’s my 3-4-5 Method.

 

I work out for Read more…

 
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Before we Glorify being Fat

If you follow my blog at all, you know that I am okay with people not looking like fitness models. I don’t think that everyone in the world needs to have a freaky lean physique and six pack abs. The image that the media has portrayed as the perfect body for the past few decades is just that – the guy with muscles and 6% body fat and the skinny girl with just enough fat to have a little bit of curves. And a lot of people, including me, are saying, “To hell with that!” You don’t need to be ripped to be healthy. From that mindset, we are beginning to see a new mentality and message.

 

Here is the new message: Read more…

 
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Beer Review: Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA

Published on April 13, 2015 by in Uncategorized

IMAG0419Welcome to a new feature on this blog, which may last for 2 weeks, or may last for eternity (or until I die anyway). Beer reviews. Why? Because I like beer. Also because I am working on a book to be titled “How to Lift Weights, Drink Beer, and not be Fat.”  The book is still being developed, so in the meantime I decided to lead with some beer reviews.

  I might sound like I am either cheating on my wife with Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA or that I am a spokesman for Rogue Ales after you are done reading this post, Read more…

 
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My Favorite Sources for Nutrition

Published on April 9, 2015 by in Healthy Eating

Attractive Frustrated Hispanic Woman Tied Up With Tape Measure Against a White Background.“What the heck am I supposed to eat?!?!?!?” I get asked that a lot, and I know it can be both frustrating and overwhelming with all of the information out there. Throughout the years I have gathered all sorts of information on nutrition. What works, what doesn’t, and what is BS.

 

And the truth is, I don’t have a degree in nutrition. I can probably give you better advice than just anyone off the street, but my specialty is more on the physical side: weightlifting, sports, and working out in general.

 

In order to give the readers of this website and my in-person clients the best knowledge possible when it comes to eating, I decided to compile a small list of my favorite sources for nutritional information. Read more…

 
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My Hotel Workout

hotelworkoutThe family and I took a trip to the Seattle area this past weekend to visit family, and rest assured, since it was a mini vacation there would be some indulgence in fish ‘n chips, local micro brews, and chocolate. There would be some working out too.

 

When it’s a good idea to workout on the road

 

I don’t do a planned workout every time I go out of town.  Sometimes it is not necessary. But, depending on the length of your vacation, working out is a good idea if you plan on doing any of the following:
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Sometimes I think I’m a Badass, then I watch a Bruce Lee Video

Published on April 6, 2015 by in Uncategorized

Every now and then, I think I am pretty hardcore. I’ll crank out a personal record on my bench press or pull up reps. I’ll look in the mirror with my shirt off and flex. Then I’ll do some shadow boxing with my shirt off – still looking in the mirror. As my wife drools at my physique and my kids admire their superhero of a dad, I feel pretty damn good about myself.

 

Then I watch something like this:

 

I say to myself, “I could totally do that.” Or at least something half as cool.

 

Okay, maybe not.

 

Then I realize my shadow boxing skills are maybe not that impressive. Darn.

 

Because Bruce Lee was the epitome of badass.

 

And not many will ever reach that level of badass, including me.

 

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How to not get Fat on Vacation

3 Lifestyle Tips for Vacations and Getaways

 

When I’m at home, I DO NOT live perfectly all the time by counting every calorie and working out religiously. Most times I am more on a 80/20 rule or even 90/10. When I am away from home, I still do some healthy things, but it’s probably more like 60/40 or 70/30. I’m going to enjoy my vacations, but I am not going to be a complete fat, gluttonous slob either.

 

If you are new to the whole working out, getting in shape, eating healthy thing and need some ideas on how to live a little and not completely destroy all of those hard hours you put in the gym, you’re in luck because Glen “Big Daddy” Gosch has some groundbreaking tips for you!

 

Okay, maybe my name isn’t Big Daddy, maybe I shouldn’t refer to myself in the 3rd person, and maybe this stuff isn’t groundbreaking. But Read more…

 
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Flat Belly Water Recipe

Have you ever heard of these water recipes that promise a flat belly if you drink them? There are lemon varieties, cucumber, mint, cayenne, and more. It is true if you add some special ingredients to water, you can get a flat belly. My flat belly water recipe is not made with any fruit, spices, or herbs though.

 

Here is my Flat Belly Water Recipe: Read more…

 
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When I was a Pregnant Dad

It’s not easy getting pregnant, you know, being a guy and all. I never really thought about myself being pregnant, and I didn’t even think that I was that fat. But then one day, about 7 years ago now, my five year old daughter observed me with my shirt off.

 

“Whoah, Dad, you look like you’re pregnant,” she said.

 

I laughed (and maybe cried a little) on the inside and Read more…

 
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