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The Pull Up Progression

Published on April 11, 2014 by in Fitness

“The Pull Up Progression”   One of the questions I often get asked is how to do/modify/accomplish the pull up exercise. When I first started P90X several years ago, pull ups were a struggle for me. I couldn’t do one, well, maybe one really ugly one if I flailed my body around doing a fish-out-of-water

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This Dude Called Me Flabby

This Dude Called Me “Flabby”   The other day this dude said I look “a little flabby around the waist.” Really? He also said that I needed to “tighten up and look ripped” if people are going to take me seriously as a fitness trainer.  Was he being harsh? I don’t know. Maybe I do

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6 Words Re-defined by Insanity

Published on February 27, 2014 by in Uncategorized

If you have ever done the Insanity workout, you may have had your definition of “intense exercise” re-defined. Insanity claims to be one of the “hardest workouts ever put on video” and it lives up to its name. Below are some words that you thought you knew the definition of – until you did Insanity.

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Finding BIG Motivation to Work Out

I’ll be honest – lately I’ve been having a hard time finding motivation to work out. I mean, I like working out and it has been a hobby of mine for most of my life, but for whatever reason lately the motivation has been lacking. Maybe it’s the short Alaska days, long nights, or whatever

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Should, Could, Don’t or Should, Could, Do

Published on January 12, 2014 by in Motivation

Jim Rohn is one of my favorite authors and speakers, and I often quote him because a lot of the principles he taught relate well to health and fitness. One of my favorite fundamentals he taught was the formula for disaster and formula for success. The formula for disaster is: Should, Could, Don’t (or Won’t,

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BM(Freaking)I – How accurate is the Body Mass Index?

The Body Mass Index (BMI) chart is used to gauge a healthy weight for people and used by a lot of doctor’s offices, personal trainers, dieticians, and other health professionals, but is the BMI flawed? How accurate is the BMI chart, and should you use it to determine your level of health?   What is

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Politically Correct and Incorrect Nutrition: What should I eat?

Published on January 5, 2014 by in Healthy Eating

I am hungry and I need something to eat, but with everything that I have read on the Internet lately about diet and nutrition I am just not sure what I should have. Let’s think this through:   First, I heard that you should drink water before each meal, so I need to get a

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Solving the College Football Mess

Most people know me as a personal trainer and fitness guy, but what they don’t know is that I double as the guy that solved the mess that is college football. Next year the FBS division is going to a 4 team playoff system which is somehow supposed to be better and more fair than

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My Fitness Can Beat Up Your Fitness

I think it’s comical when I am browsing the Internet – and this includes Facebook, blogs, and online magazine articles – and I find all of these opinions on how certain types of fitness concepts are wrong while another type of fitness reigns supreme. Do this, don’t do that. My fitness can beat up your

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Pooh Foot from “Gym Wind”

Published on December 30, 2013 by in Just for fun

The response for my second book Gym Wind, Indecent Exposures, and Other Short Stories has been great so far! Here is what one reader had to say: “I’m going to have to encourage you to write more, thank you for the chuckles thus far good job :D ” So I bring you my last preview into

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