September 4, 2020

A strong grip is a big deal; doing daily tasks, firm hand shake and when training. Your grip is what connects you to most of the tasks that you are doing.


On the other hand, if your grip is weak, it will negatively impact what you are trying to achieve. Not only an uni...

June 25, 2020

I was at the State Fair this past weekend and happened to be walking past a food stand that sold chicken items. On the signage and surface, it looked like this would be a healthy place to get some food (certainly better than the corn dog stand next to it).


As I was sta...

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...

July 20, 2019

Preparation is important for tasks at hand: tests, events, finances and your fitness. This isn't a monumental event, this is your daily life. 



This week, look at the challenges you are going to face. What days are going to be tough to train due to your schedule? Are t...

June 28, 2019

Reflecting back this weekend about my first job as a teenager (fast food, gasp, the horror!) When I was doing this and remember being on the front line, the personalities, demeanor and attitudes varied GREATLY in the clientele I would encounter.

One of the things that I...

June 11, 2019

I would say it is NOT getting onstage in a competition and posing in front of a group of judges.  While this might be a surprise, let me explain.

The definition of bodybuilding as I see it is the process of building muscle and lowering bodyfat composition, hence “buildi...

May 24, 2019

At the time of writing this, second quarter is just kicking off. As I outline in the Impact Action Plan, this is a great time to go back and review the prior quarter. 


I take a simplistic approach to this by reviewing my top 10 goals for the year and list them out chro...

March 11, 2019

We can only focus on one thing at a time. As an example, try listening to a song and reading a book at the same time. Then go back and write down a couple lines from each. You will not be able to do either very well.


The same goes with other tasks; multitasking is not...

February 20, 2019

1st Installment:

Over Christmas, I was reminded of one of the many benefits of having a home gym to train at. On the days that commercial gyms shut down (or have limited hours), it’s super cool to be able to get my workout in when I want to. Felt good to get a solid leg...

December 2, 2018

This has been a favorite each year I'm always asked for so wanted to re-post it. This makes 2 pies.

Ingredients:
8 oz fat free cream cheese, 2 Tbsp skim milk, tub of fat free cool whip, 2 low fat graham cracker crusts, 2 cups skim milk, 1 can pumpkin, 2 pkg jello fat/su...

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