Morton Training Systems Blog

  • Is there a connection between fitness and happiness? If so, what is It?

    Posted on Mar 10, 2017

    “Dude, you are like, the most positive guy I’ve ever met. It’s kinda gross.” My client jokingly prodded in between gasping for breath.

    Confused, I chuckled in shock, having never thought of myself as an overtly positive person. I said something to the effect of, “Good! It’s 7 fucking AM! How excited do you think you’d be to squat that shit 20 times if I sauntered in here like Eeyore?”.

    When my clients walk in the door, it’s their time. It doesn’t matter if I got dumped the night prior, it’s all about them. Not always successfully of course, but that’s the goal. I think a big part of being a g...

  • The real reason(s) you're stuck

    Posted on Mar 03, 2017

    This post may come across as a bit harsher than my normal writing voice, but that's only because I'm trying to be straightfoward because you can't move past something until you acknowledge it exists.

    I just want you to know there's no judgement anywhere in this piece. These are just perspectives I've noticed have held people back and lead to tons of frustration.

    I don't want you to struggle with this anymore. I want you to reach your goals. So in this post, I talk about perspective shifts you need to make if you want to stop feeling like you're spinning your wheels.

    You aren’t taking owners...

  • Body image, strength, and old age: A better way to look at your level of fitness

    Posted on Feb 24, 2017

    I’ve pretty much always been skinny.

    This meant I felt ridiculous being unhappy with my body. After all, I had what everyone seemed to want. How ungrateful could I be to feel unhappy with how looked?

    Regardless of whether I should or shouldn’t have felt that way (hint: your feelings are your own. No one can tell you otherwise), that’s how I felt.

    Growing up with zero confidence i.e. ability to talk to girls, I thought maybe if I was more fit, they would talk to me. Because I’d rather shove my hand in a wood chipper than initiate a conversation with someone I find attractive.

    I didn’t want an...

  • How to lean out with social finesse

    Posted on Feb 17, 2017

    When you cook your own meals, in your own house, with your own rules, eating healthy is relatively simple.

    • Fill up half your plate with veggies, and the other half with protein.
    • Eat to 80% fullness (Probably like 10 bites away from starting to feel a little uncomfortable)
    • Chew your food and put your fork down between every bite.

    However, life / health outside your fortress of solitude is messier. As social animals us humans unfortunately must go out into the world and interact with other people. Ugggggggggh.

    Most of the time this “interacting with other people” means having less control ov...

  • Simplify lifelong leanness with this hack for reading nutrition labels

    Posted on Feb 09, 2017

    I’m going to show you how to cut through dietary confusion and frustration to customize your diet to your liking.

    After reading this you’ll possess the tools you need to instinctively make good dietary decisions. You’ll be more adaptable; no longer will you be tied or restricted to your diet. You'll be able to make healthy decisions on the fly with confidence.

    The first step to achieving this is learning to read nutrition labels. The cool thing is after some practice you won’t need to read labels or put so much thought into nutrition.

    Your life will be much simpler. Nutritional decisions wi...

  • 3 quick tips to have more energy and feel fitter everyday

    Posted on Feb 01, 2017

    There are things you keep saying you want to do, yet whenever you actually have time for them, you don’t feel like it anymore-- you don’t have the energy.

    Your back is achy. You’re wiped. Microwaving dinner might as well be climbing Mount Everest.

    Your body feels reminiscent of the limp noodles you tossed in the microwave. Even when work is good, the hours you spend slumped over the steering wheel -- your head pounding from the stress of traffic -- sucks the life out of you.

    It’s much easier to crush some episodes of Bob’s Burgers on Netflix than it is to crack into a book, cook healthy food...

  • All you need to know about proteins, carbs and fats in 699 words

    Posted on Jan 25, 2017

    You’ve probably heard of carbs, fats, and proteins AKA macronutrients.

    A basic understanding of macronutrients is necessary because it’ll help you make healthy, informed dietary decisions that support your fitness goals, be it leaning out, building muscle, or living a longer, healthier life.

    No single macronutrient is responsible for obesity. Fortunately, there’s no need to ever eliminate any one macronutrient entirely. In this post I’ll explain why and what to do instead.

    Each macronutrient (macro for short) has a different primary function crucial for boosting performance, health, and leann...

  • How to keep losing fat with tons of work travel

    Posted on Dec 26, 2016

    I had a client named Sarah who traveled a lot for work.

    At least once a month. Oftentimes more.

    Yet, she still built tons of definition in her arms, her butt got bigger, and she had more muscle tone overall, which is awesome because those were her goals. She crushed it.

    Oh yeah, she also had a toddler. Side note: Her kid was freakin’ adorable and one time came in and started trying to copy her mom doing deadbugs. Super adorbz. But I digress. Point is, she had a lot of responsibilities.

    So how did she do it? How did she reach her goals with so much going on?

    I’m going to tell you how she d...

  • Be in the gym less, get more fit, and have more free time

    Posted in Fat Loss, Fitness, Diet, Nutrition on Dec 09, 2016

    You don’t need to spend all of your life-force on your fat loss pursuits to get that line of definition on the back of your arms that makes wearing a tank top feel more awesome.

    I'm going to show you how.

    With the right strategies, you can reach your fitness goals and still live your life.

    In this post I'll show you how to cut down gym time for better results. I’ll give you tactics you can start implementing today to minimize your gym time, get as sexy as you wanna be, and have time for the rest of your life.

    You don’t need to lift everyday, fortunately

    In fact, I wrote an entire other blog ...

  • 5 things you need to know to lose 11 lbs

    Posted on Dec 02, 2016

    Why 11 lbs and not 10?


    You have a reason, probably many reasons, why you want to lose weight. What drew you to that specific number, 10 that is?

    Just some food for thought, as I discuss what you need to know to lose weight, whether it’s 5 lbs, 10 lbs, or 22.7 lbs :)

    1. Consistency is everything

    Whatever you do the most creates the greatest impact. Whether it’s listening to Taylor Swift slamming beers with your bros, or eating salads, whatever you do the most will have the most noticeable impact on your physique.

    No one ever gained 5 lbs from one pizza and no one ever lost 5lbs from o...

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