On Change, Commitment and Sacrifice

Note: this post is by request. No, I’m not starting this blog back up again. But the request was sincere and unexpected . . . I figured what the hell.   So let me ask you . . . how bad do you want it? You know what I’m talking about. Sure, it might vary […]

5 Hard Lessons Learned in 5 Years Under the Bar

I was a relative late-comer to the iron game – I didn’t start lifting until I was 33. Still, I’ve managed to learn a thing or two in the 5 years I’ve been weightlifting. Now I may be a bit of a slow study, but I can still save you some of the pain and […]

7 Surefire Ways to Fail at Everything That Matters in Life

(This post is part of the Friday Night Kick in the Ass series.) How’s your track record looking these days? Have you been smashing your goals left and right? Kicking ass and taking names? If so, then you can just skip this post. You’ll find nothing here you don’t already know. But if your track […]

Why You Should Be a Meathead – 4 Surprising Things Bodybuilders, Powerlifters, and Lunks Can Teach You about Living Right

(Comic by Nijaz Sedic.)   Ok, so maybe you don’t actually want to be a meathead. But you should. And it’s not for the reasons you think.   Sure, it might be cool to have a back that tears at your shirt’s seams, and biceps that get the girls all giggly. And maybe it would […]

Limiting Beliefs . . . “I Can’t Get In Shape”

  Now that we’ve covered Procrastination, Self-Doubt, and Willpower, we can apply what we’ve learned to something a little more specific . . . getting in shape. Because in order to get in shape, it requires that we quit procrastinating and start training with confidence and consistency.   This limiting belief is one stubborn bastard […]

Be Like The Terminator

  “It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, EVER . . .” –Kyle Reese, The Terminator   After re-reading yesterday’s post, I realize that I made Persistence out to be the damn Terminator. I guess that’s not such […]

Brutal Persistence

“Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” – Calvin Coolidge   Persistence is brutal.   […]

Do I HAVE to Workout This Morning?

  God I don’t want to do this. It’s 6am and that’s all I’m thinking. I should just crawl back into bed and catch another half-hour of shuteye.   That’s not going to happen, of course. I’ve been up since 4:30am. With the half pot of coffee in me there’s no chance of falling back […]