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February 17, 2020

What makes an impact? 5%. I am currently listening to the David Goggins audio book Can't Hurt Me, where he talks about the different 5% makes in one's progress

This can be applied to training of course, as in increasing a weight load or duration of 5%. But it can also b...

January 27, 2020

Having competed in both the sport of bodybuilding (natural) and powerlifting over the past 25+ years, I believe and experienced many benefits that crossover between the two sports.  I can think of many athletes that have done the same and showed success.  There are man...

January 18, 2020

Most people understand what the goal of dieting is.  If you are looking to get into better "shape" it is dropping body fat.  If you are looking to compete in a physique competition, it is to get stage ready while maintaining muscle mass.  

For both instan...

January 11, 2020

We have grown up hearing that snacks are healthy and part of a good diet. While this is somewhat true, when I work with clients, one of my guidelines is to NOT snack. This might seem counterintuitive to some as we have always heard that snacking is good and part of goo...

December 19, 2019

Reverse diets are HARD.  They are especially difficult on the weekends.  In the video below, I first define what a reverse diet is and how it is important.  This is the case whether you are coming off a contest prep or a peak to get in the best shape of your life....

December 10, 2019

So we finally got through the winter and that means spring is here!! Besides more sun and fun, that also means that fruit is coming "in-season"!


One hack is to buy up berries when the price comes down on these seasonal fruits. They are super-loaded with antioxidants an...

November 28, 2019

When teaching others, a common comment is that the teacher learns more than the student. The same can be said about progress towards a goal.

Lets apply this phenomenon to health and fitness. We all have goals that we are working towards. There are also others who look t...

November 8, 2019

Last week I talked about getting an annual physical check up, to see how things are health-wise. This week I want to talk about doing a different one; a financial check up.


Annually, I complete a personal financial statement (PFS). This is a good evaluation to see how...

November 2, 2019