Podcast: Accountability or Unnecessary Confrontation for Youth Athletes?

Accountability. It’s used so often and in so many arenas that it’s practically a cliche. In business, in school and in sports and training, everyone likes to talk about accountability. For coaches, whether in youth sports or fitness and strength and conditioning, it seems universally accepted that accountability is key. In these arenas, “holding athletes… Continue reading Podcast: Accountability or Unnecessary Confrontation for Youth Athletes?

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Podcast: Essential Laws of Strength, Fitness and Performance #1 – More is Not Better, Better is Better!

Today, I’m sharing the first of my “Essential Laws of Strength, Fitness and Performance.” These didn’t happen by accident. These Essential Laws were developed through observation and analysis, careful review of my work and that of others and trial and error. Law #1 may be the most important one to remember. Join me as I… Continue reading Podcast: Essential Laws of Strength, Fitness and Performance #1 – More is Not Better, Better is Better!

Podcast: 5 Surefire Ways To Be a Crappy Coach or Trainer

Everywhere you look, there seem to be fitness coaches, strength and conditioning coaches, personal trainers and others in the fitness profession who are trying as hard as they can to suck. They seem to be trying to be terrible. I’m one of those people who believes that if you really want something and are willing… Continue reading Podcast: 5 Surefire Ways To Be a Crappy Coach or Trainer

5 Surefire Ways To Be a Crappy Coach Or Trainer

As an observer of the fitness profession, as well as fitness professionals, it looks to me like there are plenty of fitness coaches – strength coaches, youth fitness coaches, personal trainers and coaches all over our field – who are trying to be terrible. Maybe they’re really not, but it sure as heck looks that… Continue reading 5 Surefire Ways To Be a Crappy Coach Or Trainer

Podcast: Friday Happy Hour with Ben Boudro – Tragedy, Humility, Victory

A casual look at the life of Ben Boudro, owner of Xceleration Fitness in Auburn Hills, Michigan, might lead you to believe he’s like a lot of other fitness professionals. Fit, successful, family man, living the dream. And all of those things are true. But there’s more to Ben’s story. A deeper pool of humility,… Continue reading Podcast: Friday Happy Hour with Ben Boudro – Tragedy, Humility, Victory

Podcast: Four Pillar Fitness Happy Hour With Jana Brooke, aka “The Dumbbell Bombshell!”

Happy Hour Friday is back! And there may be nobody better to get them back on the map than Jana Brooke, aka “The Dumbbell Bombshell!” Jana is a fitness professional with a great personal brand and an electrifying personality!   Check out the episode to discover: What Jana means when she says “when things are… Continue reading Podcast: Four Pillar Fitness Happy Hour With Jana Brooke, aka “The Dumbbell Bombshell!”

6 Meal Planning & Preparation Tips for the Real World

Meal preparation. Two words every fitness coach throws at their clients and every fitness and nutrition writer loves to write about. Especially at this time of year. You know, “holy crap I’m out of shape and have to fix my diet” time. Also known as January. When you think about it, it’s really not fair.… Continue reading 6 Meal Planning & Preparation Tips for the Real World

7 Ways Your Grocery Lists Fail

If meal preparation & managing your nutrition are your Achilles Heel when it comes to fat loss, weight loss and overall fitness & wellness, it might not be your fault. Maybe your grocery lists suck. Let’s see if yours fail in any (or all) of these seven ways…   My wife and I have been… Continue reading 7 Ways Your Grocery Lists Fail