When you are committed to a fitness routine daily for five years in a row, without fail, suddenly putting the brakes on it sends a shockwave through your mind and body. There’s a pretty simply chemical reason for this. Endorphins. Endorphins are morphine-like neuro-chemicals our bodies release to suppress pain. Some scientists think we evolved[…]
Some people actually pay attention to what I do. That was brought home last night when I attended a friend’s 50th birthday celebration and had several people thank me for inspiring them. That’s humbling. Seriously, that’s humbling shit right there. Honestly, I haven’t felt particularly inspiring or inspired in the past few months. If you’ve[…]
My back is still a partial train wreck. It’s improved, but is still limiting my ability to do things I want to do. Sticking with weight training turned out to be a bad move. I was building up the imbalances that were causing the problem, so what felt like relief was actually just distraction. So,[…]
Each of these programs is one I have personal experience with (as in, I’ve actually done the program, start to finish myself). In my reviews I will tell you what I like about each, as well as what I didn’t like or struggled with. I will also give you my assessment of who each one[…]
One of the single worst things about people in the fitness industry, or people who are just really excited about physical fitness and exercise is the horrible ways we tend to treat people who don’t share our obsession/fascination/excitement out exercise, nutrition and all the other stuff that goes along with it. By far the worst[…]
Well, that didn’t go as planned… at all. Week 6 of 22 Minute Hard Corps had to be started twice. My daughter brought home a virus and doing the doting father thing meant I got it. Not only did I have severe chest congestion (and you should never train when that’s going on) but the[…]
Pure and simple, obesity is a disease. It is time to stop arguing about obesity. It’s time to stop behaving as if obesity is a thing people choose. I could go into the larger argument about other things our culture likes to over-moralize (addiction, work ethic, academic achievement) but I’ll hold myself back… a little.[…]
Week 5, otherwise known as “The week I started with the wrong workout because I read the calendar incorrectly,” or “The week Cardio 3 and Resistance 3 handed my my whole ass,” or, simply, “The week the m’f’ing water heater broke and I had to take legitimately cold goddamned showers.” Harumpf. Day 1 of Week[…]
I like stuff that pisses people off. I’m not talking about the mildly annoying and and being irritated. I’m talking about raging anger that makes people behave like idiots because they have a visceral and emotional response to it. That’s what got me hooked on punk rock as a teenager. To this day I tend not[…]
This week threw me a lot of curveballs. There were two new workouts routines on the schedule – Resistance 3 and Cardio 3. Both were far more challenging than I was entirely prepared for (special circle in hell for you, Tony, for the no-rest-break thing in Cardio 3). I also hurt my right arm playing[…]
It’s not the idea, it’s the execution. My execution on this concept of doing a monthly Now post has been awful. I dramatically underestimated the way the upheaval in my extended family has impacted me and got overwhelmed. As Jimmy Hayes Nelson has said though, “overwhelmed is a choice,” so I’m choosing not to be[…]
Week 3 was a bit challenging on a number of fronts. First, it was a vacation week, with my wife and I both off of work and my daughter out of school on spring break. I usually find that if I’m on a schedule I’m way more likely to get my workouts in without scrambling.[…]
In the business world we’re all about measuring and metrics. The concept that what doesn’t get measured cannot be improved has been completely embraced in business, and with good reason. If you’re tracking good, actionable metrics you can course-correct to stay on track with your plans and reach your goals, or determine when you’re off[…]
And here we are in week 2 of 22 Minute Hard Corps. The biggest revelation for me with this program has been that as fun as tossing iron around can be, possibly the greatest benefit I derive personally from a workout is the way it channels my daily angst. I’m not a particularly angry person,[…]
I get a lot of questions from people exercise and nutrition (because, duh, this blog is focused on exercise and nutrition). What I hear most often is simply, “What program are you doing and why?” Right now the answer to that question is 22 Minute Hard Corps. I’m a big Tony Horton fan. I credit[…]
How Well Do You Want To Live?
For the busy professional man in mid-life, devoted to his children, to his family and to his work, who stand at the mirror and say, “What the hell happened to me?” You’ve given your time, your sweat, your blood and your tears to your family, to your profession and you’re proud of what you’ve accomplished, but not proud or satisfied with the man in that mirror. Your body, your heart and your soul bore the brunt of the sacrifices you’ve made to provide, to protect and to get the job done. You’re the foundation of your family, respected at the office, but if you don’t get to work on you it’s all going to fall apart. I promise to show you how to be FIT and STRONG in your third act by giving you a realistic way to put yourself first. Backed by the worlds premier home fitness programs we will select a program that fits YOUR needs and works with YOUR limitations. I will guide you to understand NUTRITION and how it can be possible for even busy professionals to get their bodies fueled properly, with the right nutrients and raw materials to lose weight, get stronger, be healthier and without starving or depriving yourself. With me as your personal guide I will provide you with the support and accountability you need, and the personal experience of having managed my own physical transformation and emotional transformation, and the knowledge of a certified nutritionist to address your questions and challenges along the way. Since I understand that time is short, and that a man must get the job done, both at home and at work, every day.
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