Breaking out of a Workout Rut

What are some general reasons people fall into a workout rut?   There are so many ways you can fall into a rut with your workouts!    One of the most important pieces of the ‘health puzzle’ is integrating a realistic plan at an appropriate intensity. Especially at this time of year, individuals are motivatedContinue reading “Breaking out of a Workout Rut”

Improving Your Nutrition: Part 1 – Energy Balance

Energy Balance Whether you are in the middle of deciding to increase mass or drop bodyweight, the very first and most important step in achieving a healthy nutritional balance is figuring out how much energy your body needs. The most simple form of measurement is keeping track of the amount of food you eat. YouContinue reading “Improving Your Nutrition: Part 1 – Energy Balance”

Getting Fit 101: Measurements Worth Tracking

The last couple of weeks I have been riddled with ideas, thoughts and new ways of thinking. I’ve compiled a small group of testers to track a few measureable data points each day, week and month. The intention of the data is to keep track of your health and see how you progress with aContinue reading “Getting Fit 101: Measurements Worth Tracking”

Day 1 in the Gym

There’s a guy I know who’s scared shitless of the gym. Mirrors everywhere. Jacked dudes and beautiful women with wandering eyes. There’s an unspoken pressure to lift at least as much as the person next to you. And an uncomfortable feeling of asking someone to spot you…and being so nervous that you just try toContinue reading “Day 1 in the Gym”

Your Baseball Card

Baseball cards used to be a huge thing. You’d see the player picture on the front (with a cheesy pose most of the time), combined with the lifetime stats on the back of the card. You could see home runs, batting average and other stats over the career of a player. It was something thatContinue reading “Your Baseball Card”

Reframing Your Excuses

I talk to a lot of people who deem themselves too busy to get their workouts in. We all talk about the amount of time we have to put into our kids, our work and/or our personal life. We don’t want to give anything up. Our identities are deeply tied to the things we do,Continue reading “Reframing Your Excuses”

My Favorite Question

How’s that working out for you? A question I have been asking myself a lot recently. A lot of depth to it if you commit to diving into the real answers. Real answers being hard to own up to. In my case, The way we set up your health program takes work. The way we setContinue reading “My Favorite Question”

Connecting your Why

  Earlier today I ran up to the rec center. And in case I haven’t told you, I’m on a basketball kick. Basketball is funny to me. It’s a reminder of when I went through my surgeries. It’s a reminder of the years of rehab. It’s a reminder of all the hours spent on theContinue reading “Connecting your Why”

Maximize Your Military PFA in 8 weeks : Pushup and Situp

Worried about increasing pushup and situp strength for your next physical assessment? It is going to rely on a few things. -Increasing core strength -Increasing Upper body strength (mostly chest, shoulders, and triceps). When going through bodybuilding style workouts, work on increasing chest strength with exercises like bench press, dips, and overhead presses. My philosophy on weightContinue reading “Maximize Your Military PFA in 8 weeks : Pushup and Situp”

Supplementation – BCAAs

Hey! Some nerd stuff today! (Here we go again) Anyone who’s been to a Globogym can picture the guy I’m about to describe. The guy who walks around the gym in a cutoff shirt that’s way too small, headphones that are way too big to be comfortable, 70’s style short shorts (sometimes a fanny pack) and a gallonContinue reading “Supplementation – BCAAs”