Oddly enough, most people don't want their hands to look and feel like the surface of the moon.
Concern about calluses is something I run into quite regularly.
My clients see my hands and are like, “Ok I get that I need to lift heavy stuff so my shoulders look better in my favorite backless dress, but dude, I don’t want my hands to look like THAT! Your hands look awful.”
Ok maybe they aren’t quite such a-holes about it; my clients usually aren't so callous.
Since 9 out of 10 out of my clients ask me how to prevent having the hands of an industrial revolution era seamstress, it seemed fitting t...
“When am I ever going to need to lift this weight this heavy?!”, is something I often hear from clients. It’s a valid question.
200lbs is scary the first time around. And if you're not exactly clicking your heels on your way to the gym, it might seem pointless and unnecessary.
Because life is a strength sport.
While you might not need to lift 200lbs everyday, you'll use the ability to lift 200lbs every single day.
Strength makes daily tasks easier -- whether it's car...
When you retire you’ll have so much time to travel, explore, and do fun, adventurous things. It would be a tragedy if your body prevented you from making the most of that time!
I used to think the ravages of time would eventually condemn me to a life where I couldn’t take care of myself, and where the most exciting thing in my life was "Meatloaf Mondays" at the retirement home. But this isn't true.
Old age is a choice.
Your habits determine what old age looks like for you. Of course genetics play a role in this, as they do in anything related to health. That doesn't mean you can't increase yo...
Talking to people hasn’t always been easy for me. Hell, it still isn't easy!
I used to be extremely shy and withdrawn. I simply never knew what to say to people I didn’t know well, especially girls. Truth be told, I still feel like a shy guy at my core.
When I tell people how shy I used to be, they’re usually surprised. I guess I’ve become skilled at disguising the intense anxiety I feel in certain social situations. Yaaaaaay!
Around age 17, I decided I was fed up being the shy teenager who hadn’t ever had a girlfriend or even a first kiss! My shitty social skills were a huge barrier to a be...
I want to share a story with you about a client of mine, let’s call her Leia. Leia is a badass.
The first time Leia and I spoke she told me she wanted to get leaner. She wanted to lose fat and have more definition. She wanted a flat stomach. Fair enough.
Right out of the gate Leia was killing it. I don’t think she missed a single workout outside of being sick once.
The first habit she practiced (other than coming to the gym) was drinking more water. Why? That’s what she wanted to work on. Plus, water is awesome.
She didn’t like the taste of plain water, so she added some zero calorie flav...
I get really excited when somebody who had felt overwhelmed and confused by fitness says my blog helped them with the seemingly endless puzzle that is fat loss.
I work with the people who want to be committed but can’t seem to find said feeling of commitment and motivation.
Because for many, fitness is the 5th priority. Kids, family, career etc. take precedent.
There’s nothing wrong with fitness being priority #5.
You can still fit back into that old pair of jeans. You can still bulletproof your joints so you can give your kids the finger mid-backflip when they try to put you into a nursing ...
My DNA might be part garbage disposal.
I have a reputation among friends for my ability to eat. This is one of the advantages to being on the taller side. Not fitting into some cars is a disadvantage.
I fancy a good salad (emphasis on “good”). And as the personification of the Sarlacc, I can say anecdotally that salads can be really filling.
Now, lest you think I’m recommending a salad only diet, here’s a thing I wrote 4 Healthy Things On The Menu That Aren't Fucking Salad
My point is that if you think salads can’t be filling, you’re doing salads wrong.
This begs the question:
How do I make ...