Posted on Mar 22, 2017
In this new weekly series I share with you my favorite exercises for getting my online clients to move better, lift heavy shit safely, and get strong and fit AF.
Today's is the aptly named, "Mobility Yoga-Plex Thingy", which is the latin name for whatever the hell the actual name of this exercise is.
The hips and shoulders get pretty beat up from sitting hella hours per day.
Tight hips + Tight shoulders + Lack of core strength and control => Tight, achy lower back.
This drill stretches and mobilizes both the shoulders and hips, with the added bonus of building core control a...
Posted on Mar 15, 2017
Fat Loss is hard. Objectively. But, lots of people make it unnecessarily hard.
You don’t get extra points for making things more difficult than they have to be.
There’s a fine line between lazy and efficient.
And for fat loss, we want to skirt the fuck out of that line.
Because the easier it is, the more successful you are -- the more fat you lose, the leaner you get, and the more confident you feel in your favorite dress.
Fitness follows something called the Law of Diminishing Returns. A quick Google search defines this as:
“The principle that a continual increase in effort or investment d...
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...
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.
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...
Posted on Feb 17, 2017
When you cook your own meals, in your own house, with your own rules, eating healthy is relatively simple.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...