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How to do Pushups

The pushup is a bodyweight exercise that tells a story.   Pushups are one of the least glamorous movements I can think of, yet are one of the most difficult to execute properly. Performing them well tells me a lot about your athletic foundation.   I rely on pushups to...

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Start today

If you’re focusing on fat loss, building muscle or improving your health in some way, keep this in mind: It will likely take you months, and possibly years to get the results you want. Most people don’t want to hear that, and I get it. Try not to let this discourage...

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Accountability: The missing piece

The most common reason people fail to achieve their fitness goals is because they have zero accountability.   You might know what to do, after all there are millions of resources online, and YouTube is pretty much all you need. The problem is, you don't do any of it....

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How to get MOTIVATED

How to get “motivated” Set a goal that is slightly outside of your comfort zone.  You should feel intimidated by your goal. If it’s too easy, you won’t work as hard for it. Stop trying to feel comfortable all the time. Change is not easy and it doesn’t usually feel...

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Endure

When I was a kid, I hated running. I was aways the last to finish the one mile timed test in gym class. As a kind of protest against this stupid evaluation of my physical fitness, I walked the entire mile. I avoided any sport that made me run. I just didn't get it. I...

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Self-sabotage is keeping you from getting results

It’s far too easy to get caught up in the collective chaos that has infiltrated not only our society, but the world as a whole right now.  While certain things are in our control, many things are beyond it. Yet, we insist on obsessing about the unknown, scrambling to...

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Establishing Personal Values

If you’re planning to set New Year’s Resolutions for 2021, I encourage you to take it a step further and establish personal values as well.  Values lay out a clear path for you to follow.  They come in handy when you're wandering through life, disoriented, miserable...

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FITNESS SHORTCUTS (there are none)

FITNESS SHORTCUTS There are none.   (Shit, this is a long one).   If you're spending time in the gym, hoping to see a vein in your biceps or some semblance of your abs, you need to pay close attention to a bunch of stuff:   Your nutrition Your goals/desired outcome(s)...

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I’m still here: Day 54

I never intended to write a Blog post a day when I started this 90-day challenge, it just kinda happened for the first few weeks. I also did not intend to take a break from writing for as long as I have now. So, let me catch you up. I have been getting outside to hike...

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Hitting plateaus: Day 38

Life has been busy and I haven't been able to devote as much time to blogging here as I would like. That being said, everything is going well. One shift I've noticed this week is that I have a lot more stamina in the gym, and I'm eager to train. I plan all of my...

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Reflecting: Day 32

I'm happy with the progress I'm making and have been diligent about tracking my workouts and nutrition every day. I've been tracking my workouts in notebooks on and off over the past 16 years. If you want to get stronger, build muscle and lose body fat, you have to...

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This is a problem: Day 28

We are staying at the Best Western hotel in Seward, Alaska, and it's been pretty decent the past few days. My only complaint is that because of the current state of affairs in the world, they don't serve any meals in their kitchen area. Instead, they bag up a bunch of...

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