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…

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…

Wanting it!

Let’s talk for a moment about “wanting it,” and for the sake of clarity we will say that “it” is health and fitness, strength, weightloss, or a similar goal. A lot of people tell me all the time how bad they “want it.” Everyone wants something. If wanting it was all it took then there’d…

Today’s Workout

Today’s Workout: Bend the Bar Yesterday was about lightweight and body weight movements. Today we’re going to load that bar until it bends, yes folks its Deadlift day. As we move forward over the next several weeks you’ll notice that some days we will be doing what most people would refer to as “Body-Building” workouts…

A Trainer’s Training Plan

There is no shortcut to your goals. Let me say that again so there’s no confusion. There is no shortcut to fitness, to greatness, to strength, to victory. Yeah, it would be nice if there was a magic formula for building muscle; some secret insider knowledge to becoming Rich Froning or Arnold, but there isn’t  Rich…

Homemade Kettlebell

The price of kettlebells is getting ridiculous. I just don’t know any other way to put it. The price of a lot of fitness equipment is getting out of hand.  Thanks to companies like Rogue Fitness, Cap Barbell, and York it’s beginning to look like the price of a home gym will soon require a…

Building a Summer Six-Pack

Time to show off those chiseled abs. Summer is here for most of the country, and its bathing suit, swimming pool, and beach weather. If you’re like me you’ve been working all winter on revealing those illusive muscles in the midsection and now it’s time to show off the results of all that hard work…

One More Rep

I’ve almost cracked the code to real results in my weight-training program. Over the past year I’ve rotated through four different workouts, being careful to switch them up every 5 weeks or so to keep my gains from topping out and my muscles from adapting. If you’ve been keeping up with my posts then you…

Eating for the “Plan of Attack”

As I mentioned in the workout plan, a muscular physique and ripped body is built more in the kitchen than in the gym. The calories you burn during a workout are miniscule compared to what your body actually burns just going through your daily life and while you sleep. In fact your sleep time  probably…

Beach Season is here!

People always ask me, “Do you know Tyler Durden?” Well okay maybe they don’t ask me that but they are always asking me about shortcuts and tricks for losing weight. Maybe that’s the problem itself; instead of asking me for a program to lose weight they want a shortcut or a gimmick. I can’t say…