Scare Tactics and Coffee

I’ve been reading Dave Asprey’s books Head Strong and The Bulletproof Diet this week. I told my wife that Dave should change the titles of these books to Scare Tactics. If you’re not scared after reading about the 3 dozen ways your environment and diet are slowly killing you by hijacking and disrupting your body’s mitochondria, then there’s…

The Supplements I Take

One popular way for fitness enthusiasts and models to make money is through supplement sponsorship. You know who I’m talking about, you may even follow some of these people on social media. I do, some of them are inspiring and extremely motivating. The supplement industry is big business, and I do mean big as in…

Part-time Training, Full-time Losing

If you’re an affiliate or gym owner that only employs part-time trainers and coaches, I have some advice for you, Go fuck yourself! Yeah, you heard me right, these owners that refuse to employ coaches full-time (more than 1 or 2 hours a day) are killing the industry and making it all but impossible for…

Plan Your Meals

Do you know the best way to insure your New Year’s nutrition goals stay on track? Remove the luxury of choice. If you plan and prepare your meals a head of time, you won’t find yourself trying to decide what to eat during the week and settling on the lesser of many evils in the…

Eat Some Fat

I’ve written about a lot of popular fitness advice over the years. As a coach and trainer I’ve tried more exercise styles than I can count and more diets and nutrition plans then I thought possible. Times change, trends fade, and some people just keep on doing their thing, getting results, and looking shredded while…

Beer is Yellow and So is Pee

My attitude towards beer is a lot like my thoughts on coffee, simple is best. The craft beer world has gone from cool, to pretentious, to a downright silly mockery of itself. What started as an attempt to introduce Americans to a higher quality of beverage has descended into absurdity. Look I’m all for variety…

The Patterns We Live

I get up, I make my bed. I walk out into the kitchen, grind some coffee beans, drop them in the coffeemaker and hit start. I give my dogs their morning “daddy treat,” then stumble into the bathroom to do my normal thing. I do this everyday. It’s a pattern. Our lives are patterns. There’s…

Fitness Advice for Real People

I love barbecue and good beer, I’d kill for coffee, and coaching has been my calling for over a decade. Sometimes these things don’t always go well together and finding a balance between good health and a life well-lived isn’t the easiest thing to do. My mission has always been to show people how exercise…

BBQ in my veins

Barbecue is in my blood. I seek it out wherever I go. Cooking meat over flames and coals has been a family tradition for generations. Hell, for the longest time I though roasting a pig in the ground was the only way to cook pork. Ovens were for cakes. Maybe Hank Williams Jr. is a…

Just Coffee, No Bullshit

Today I am grateful for my cup of coffee, this bittersweet earthy well of murky comfort. Coffee has been a huge part of my life since 2005. I was late to the show as an adult  but once I found this nectar of the gods my turn to the dark side was total and complete….

Uncommon Fitness Tips

If there’s one constant on the internet it’s the endless amount of fitness and nutrition tips flooding social media every January. Let me share some uncommon fitness tips that I’ve found to actually have an impact of my own client’s goals and results. These are suggestions and advice I’ve prescribed again and again to new…

No Bull Shoe Review

The Army Camo High-Top Trainer from NoBull is the best shoe I’ve ever owned and I’ve owned quite a few. I’ve bought, tested, and reviewed everything from Reebok Nano’s version 1-6, to the Nike Met-Con 1 and 2, New Balance Minimus, and the ubiquitous Inov8’s. Since embracing CrossFit wholeheartedly in 2010, I’ve been on an…