May 6, 2020
... is Essential

I created to a network of websites spotlight your photos & stories on why fitness, jiu-jitsu, martial arts, and small businesses are essential to you during these trying times. Fitness is Essential Jiu-jitsu is Essential Martial Arts are Essential Small Business is Essential Even if officials don't consider your passion, hobby, or business essential.... It […]

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December 12, 2014
Review: “Ultimate Athleticism” by Max Shank

I’m not one to mince words. Max asked me to review his new book, “Ultimate Athleticism,” prior to its release, as he has spent the past year working on it. I told him to expect that I would be honest with my feedback. With that said: His book is one of the better fitness and exercise books I’ve […]

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November 27, 2014
How to Calculate Your Thanksgiving Total Score
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March 26, 2011
Are You Training for the Event or the Date?

“I have a marathon on [insert date]” “I have a 5K on [insert date]” “My season starts on [insert date]” So on and so forth. All interesting statements. My general reply: “Are you training for the event or the date?” Then I typically get one of two responses: that person gets it or they don’t. […]

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March 19, 2011
Essential Life Skills: How to Use a Suspended Training Device to Teach Someone How to Squat

Reviews are coming in: “I have powered up more from watching this video than playing Altered Beast.” More material where that came from. Click here for more information about CrossCore War Machine & CrossCore180. Interested in having me guide you to your goals sooner? Have something you want me to cover?  Click here.

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March 9, 2011
A Notoriously B.I.G. Juicy Approach on How to Reach Your Goals Sooner

Uh, damn right I like the life I live ‘Cause I went from negative to positive And it’s all… (it’s all good…) What people do not realize is that Biggie was trying to teach people an important lesson about reaching goals sooner. A simple philosophy/Georgeism to follow: There is not “good” and “bad.” There is “good” […]

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March 4, 2011
It Took Dr. Dre 10 Years To Do a Detox; Why Are You Rushing To Do One?

In the past week, I’ve heard and read about multiple people going on “wellness detoxes” and “detox diets” again. They had short term results, so this time it has to work, right? Look, if you’re constantly going on the same detox and seeing limited results, maybe there is a fundamental issue in your daily lifestyle that you need to […]

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March 3, 2011
The Better Off Dead Approach to Fitness Cues

In between snorting real snow, Charles De Mar tried to keep it simple for Lane Meyer and focus on one thing: a simple external cue for greater focus production, with an alternative if a barrier appeared. If you have to repeat the cue more than once as a reminder, it might not be the right […]

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February 24, 2011
The “Buzzword” That Most of the Fitness Industry Lost Sight Of

Scenario: Prospective Client: “My goal is to lose two pant sizes. So what do you do?” Trainer: “I’m a Certified Personal Trainer / Fitness Coach / Wellness Coach / Life Coach that specializes in functionaltraining and also prescribes corrective exercise after a movement screen to improve my client’s mobility and movement.” “specializes / (specialist),” “functional,” “prescribes,” “corrective exercise,” “screen/assessment,” “mobility,” “movement” — Dear “trainer” / “Coach,” you are […]

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