How To 5-4-3-2-1 BBQ Rub

5-4-3-2-1 rub is probably the single best trick for making delicious tasting BBQ that most people have never heard of. I use it on everything I slow cook and smoke. A great rub is the foundation of good BBQ. It captures the smoke coming up from the fire below and allows it to soak into…

How to Lose Body Fat

“How do I lose weight?” Even though it’s been 2 years since I last coached a class, I still get asked this question on a daily basis. I may not be coaching CrossFit classes anymore or programming nutrition for my clients but I am still dedicated to living as healthy a life as I can….

More on Career and Work

One of the most important things I can tell young men about their future and professional success is to understand the difference between a career and a job early on. You need to start building your career as soon as you can and waste as little time as possible on a “job!” A career is…

On Work and Career

Soon I’ll be turning 41, and to celebrate I thought I might share some wisdom on my own experiences in the work force these last 25 years. I see a lot of men these days struggling to find meaningful careers and fulfilling callings. Many wrestle with college debt and look at their dead end jobs…

Fear is Killing You

It is a horrible thing to live in fear. I’ve always thought of myself as a brave and tough guy but I’ve realized that I’ve spent most of my life living in fear. I fear the morning. I fear Monday. I fear my bosses erratic moods. I fear the next call, or job could be…

I did it!

I did it! On March 29th, I packed up my truck put the rest of my stuff in storage and pointed the bumper south and drove until I hit spring. I’ve been planning my escape for 18 months now, vowing 2019 would be the year I left the frozen hell of Chicagoland behind for good….

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…

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…