What I’ve Learned Over The Years: A Short Manifesto For Life


Be open-minded. Learn from everyone. Never say “I know.” Question everything. Challenge your beliefs. Understand both sides. Play Devil’s advocate. Read 10x more than you do now. Study people. Study psychology and philosophy. Read biographies. Get your hands dirty. Deliberately practice. Read fiction. Train your mental resilience. Test your mind with your body. Test your […]

5 Rules For Finding Your “Secret” To Success


Do you agree with Mr. Powell? Personally, I agree and disagree. He’s got it right with the latter part of his quote: success requires preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. But he’s wrong about there being no secrets to success. I believe there are secrets. In a way, that is. This makes me think […]

Sometimes It’s Not What You Read But When You Read It

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“We become what we think about.” –Earl Nightingale I read a lot of books. But I don’t always finish them, especially if they don’t “hook” me in the first few chapters. Naturally I have plenty of unfinished books taking up digital space on my kindle and physical space in storage. The quote above reminded me […]

50 Ways To Get Better At CrossFit


  Your Task: 1. Read the list… 2. Implement… 3. Watch yourself get better! How to get better at CrossFit (in no particular order): 1. Gear up. Get Oly shoes, some inov-8s or nano’s, a speed rope, wrist wraps, and quality workout clothes. 2. Lift heavy weights regularly. Don’t just stay in comfortable 70% zones. Push your limit… which leads perfectly to #3… 3. Use […]

50 Ways to Lose Weight


50 ways to Lose weight intelligently without the use of drugs or unhealthy protocols. Please share this one with anyone that you know will benefit! Let’s keep fighting the good fight… Here is a snazzy click-to-tweet link. This essay is about losing weight but it also doubles as a guide on how to live a healthy lifestyle. Overall, […]

Book: 50 Ways To Lose Weight: 50 Sure-Fire Ways To Lose Weight and Burn Fat Without Wasting Time, Money, Or Your Life In The Gym


I decided to write an expanded version based on the popular Gym Life article: 50 Ways To Lose Weight. Thus my new book was born:  50 Ways To Lose Weight: 50 Sure-Fire Ways To Lose Weight and Burn Fat Without Wasting Time, Money, Or Your Life In The Gym I’m super excited about sharing this […]

Why You Don’t Have Abs: It’s Your Food Dummy


  Today’s Topic: Training your ass off and screwing it up with your diet Goal: Get you to make better food choices How: Mindset shifts, informed decisions, and a damn Crockpot Training Hard And Not Eating Well   I see this all the time: Athletes work their ass off in the gym (some everyday) They get […]

The 9 Foundational Movements in Picture Form


The 9 Movements – A Master List Whether you are a trainer, gym owner, or just an average Joe that wants to get in shape with CrossFit, I highly recommend you master the 9 movements.  Learning how to perform them effectively as an athlete or as coach will drastically improve your personal fitness and that of your client’s. […]

32 Ways to Build More Muscle


We all want to build more muscle. And for good reason: Muscle is the most metabolically-active tissue in your body. It feeds on the stored calories in your body fat. Want to build your body into a machine that gobbles up calories all day long? Build more muscle. Muscle also protects us, makes us more functional, and makes us more attractive […]