GUEST POST: Getting Through Mental Hardships in Training

When you’re an athlete, or when you’re training to get into the best shape of your life for a race or competition, or simply when you’re training “for life,” just to maintain your fitness and health, some days are obviously better than others. Some days, the fitness gains come easily, and it feels like you’re not even trying, and other …

Surviving the Holidays Without Gaining Weight: Part 2

When the weather becomes frightful and the fire delightful – I know exactly what happens to your drive to workout. It disappears.    And I know what goes through you mind in December when the twinge of the gym starts creeping back into your mind…  It’s too cold outside to change into my workout clothes Its so dark in the mornings, …

The Best LEGAL Performance Enhancing Drug

We hear about folks all the time getting caught. Using banned performance enhancing drugs to get an edge over the competition.  To beef up or slim down, to cheat their body in some way or another. But… There are plenty of legal options any of us can choose from.  Because really, nearly any supplement you take could be considered “performance …

GPP: Training to be a Bad@$$

GPP is thrown around a ton in the fitness community. It’s become a buzz-word for any trainer with a miniscule amount of strength and conditioning knowledge – claiming that whatever workout they are throwing your way is GPP. But most people don’t actually know what it is. So let’s break it down.   GPP stands for General Preparation Phase. It’s …

10 Fitness Tips for Beginners: Set Yourself up for Success

1. Pick a Training Style that Matches Your Goal  This is the first place newbies go wrong. You need your method to match your goals. If your end goal is to lose fat – then start strength training. If you want to run a marathon – then you need a long endurance cardio plan. If your goals is to move …