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How to make a semi-decent kale shake

Published on May 27, 2015 by in Healthy Eating

IMAG0496“I love the sweet taste of kale.” Said. No. One. Ever. At least not anyone with fully functional taste buds. But kale is good for you. Well, that’s what I heard on the Internet, and I know not everything you read on the internet is real, but I’m going with it.

 

Today I made a protein shake with kale, and it did not taste completely horrible, so I thought that I would share it with you.

 

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20 Minute Full Body Workout for the Hotel Room

Published on May 12, 2015 by in Uncategorized

PikePushUpPlayLast week I was in San Diego for a small meeting with some other fitness pros. It was a busy mid-week trip and I had A LOT to do. People to meet, things to write, business concepts to plan, and more. I knew since I had so many things to do, I would not have time for an hour-long workout. So I wrote out this 20 minute full body routine that I could with nothing but my body weight and the use of a chair right there in my hotel room. As I wrote it out, I thought, “I should share this workout on YouTube so anyone looking for a full body workout without equipment could use it.” So I recorded it for you to use as needed.

 

Funny story: As I was in the middle of recording it, I realized the timer I wanted to use was on my phone. Problem: The phone was also my video camera. Luckily I quickly found my watch in my backpack, so it all worked out.

 

Check out the workout below and give it a try. Let me know in the comments how you liked it and feel free to share it with anyone you know that might need a full body workout that can be done anywhere.

 

(The 20 Minute Full Body Workout video is below, and the list of exercises is below that)
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The Millionaire Workout and Diet Plan

“Just save a little each day for a few years and tuck the money away into a safe IRA and in several more years you’ll be a millionaire.”

 

Have you ever heard that?

 

It sounds like a fantastic idea.

 

But then…. Read more…

 
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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.

 

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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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