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Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Still a bit sick from last week.  It's hard to take time of from training but sometimes you need it.  Its great to train hard and stay focused.  Sometimes its hard to take time off.  I'm going to rest this week and not lift.  I haven't done that in a while. 

I plan on coming back stronger next week.  Heavy lifting and heavy intensity.  I will change my routines up focusing only on multijoint movement lifts.  Mainly Deadlift, Bench, Squat, Heavy Rows!  I'll keep you posted on my progress. 

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Being sick....

Being sick sucks. It really sets you back in work and workouts. You might try to fight through but that might make it worse. Sometimes you just need to take it easy. Rest your body. When you're sick you're body is saying it needs a timeout. I'm sick right now and I hate that it's slowing me down. I know when I feel better I'll be back at it attacking the world. Rest up and come back refreshed to concur.


Sunday, January 16, 2011

It's Better Than Nothing. Is it?

I hear a lot of people say "it's better than nothing,"  Is it really?  Going outside in my underwear is better than nothing but does that make it acceptable?  It's time to stop doing the least you can because it's better than nothing.  It will not make you better.  It will not get you to where you want to be.  Sure you will do the bear minimum for a while then you will go back to doing the same old nothing. 

Make yourself better by setting real goals.  Write them down and look at them everyday.  Remind yourself what you are doing and why you are doing it.  Put pictures next to your goal of what you want and why you want it.  Don't lose sight of what you want.  If you want it, go get it.  Don't think that "better than nothing" is acceptable.  The least you can do is not the best you can do. 

And don't "TRY" anything.  Start DOING things.  I love the teachings of Yoda.  "Do or do not....there is no try."

Life is too short for "better than nothing."  Be the best!


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Make sure

Make sure you take time to rest. It is important for your body to have rest time. Rest helps you to achieve your goals. Without proper rest you may overtrain and cause negative outcomes. When you train stay intense but make sure you have time to rest.


Runamuk Tough Mudder Training Session 2

Friday, January 14, 2011


Hey it's Friday. That doesn't mean it's time to take it easy yet. There are people out there taking advantage of every second every day. They don't care if what day it is, they continue to work hard to get what they want. There will be time to rest but if you stop for too long you're going to get passed by. Don't be the person sitting on your ass saying "why isn't that me with success". Get out and make it happen. Figure out the way to get it and keep the pedal down. Sunday - Saturday. Build up momentum and GO!

Keep focused.
Be humble.
Stay hungry.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

If you want to get stronger...

If you want to get stronger the only way to do it is to challenge yourself. You're not going to get strong sitting around all day. You're not going to get strong watching tv. You're not going to get strong just joining a gym. You're not going to get strong by joining a gym that doesn't like people who want to get strong.

Gaining strength takes work. It takes dedication. It is a huge part of being fit. What good is it if you look good but can't shovel snow because you're not strong enough to lift the shovel. You need to challenge yourself. Get off that machine and pick up a dumbbell, barbell, kettlebell, or even some kind if suspension trainer. How about doing some push ups? You need to be strong to move your own body weight. If you need to let out a grunt because it takes effort feel free. I won't judge. This is a real judgement free zone.

This is the time to get strong and stay strong. It doesn't matter who you are, you can always get stronger. Exceed you're limits. Go a little to far but be safe.

Keep focused.
Be humble.
Stay hungry.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New Year's, NO!!! New Life Resolution

The New Year is here and people always pick things they can improve on.  They pick things they can change.  They say I'm going to do more of this.  They say I'm going to stop doing that.  They say the new year is the time to change.

I say any time is a time for change.  Stop waiting for the new year.  Stop waiting for the "right time".  Now is the time.  See what you want.  Take a picture of it.  If you can't take a physical picture of it take a mental one.  Figure out what it takes to get what you want.  Figure out what it takes to make that change.  Figure out what you need to get to where you want to be.  Draw a line from you to what you desire.  Follow that line. Road blocks will come up. Run over them.  Go around them.  Get a sledgehammer and break them up.  Do what it takes to get the things you want.

It's time to make life resolutions.  It's time to change your world.  Things get in my way all the time.  I won't let it stop me from swinging.  I'm going to keep swinging because I know my pitch is coming.  It might be bottom of the ninth with all the sacks jacked, full count, down by 3.  I'm going to swing and hit that game winning Grand Slam!

Change your life.   Change the world.

Keep Focused
Be Humble
Stay Hungry

Battling Rope in Zach's Dungeon Basement Gym