Hey! Long-time no post!

I’ve been doing a lot of posting on my new blog as well as working on a pretty major project (for me) which has been put out to a select few (hint -> Subscribers ;) ) and will be made public next week. Roll that all in with my full-time training business and I’ve been a busy boy.


2010 was, all in all, a great year. I definitely learned some things this year and I detailed them in this blog post:

Observations from 2010

Check it out and report back what really stood out the most for you this year in the comment area!

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I just got back from a weekend on the Jersey Shore. Now, this wasn’t some sort of vacation, although I had a great time. Instead I was at a seminar put on by Paul Reddick and Zach Even-esh on business, success, and lifestyle design appropriately titled “How To Kick Ass” (HTKA). Yeah, it’s a funny name, but I spent two days getting blasted with amazing and life-changing information.

The vast majority of what we went over is off limits as this was a closed-door, no recordings allowed event. So instead of telling you the specifics of what we discussed I’m going to give you some of the take-aways that I observed and general themes of the weekend. If you apply just these three things to your life, there’s no question in my mind that you’ll move ahead.
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Personal Training - Strength Training - RehabilitationI was pulled into a frustrating conversation earlier this week and quite frankly, I’m still a little annoyed by it. A fit, gifted female client of mine had just completed a very intense workout requiring a great deal of relative body strength. We’re talking over 50 chin-ups, push-ups with her feet on a 36″ box, heavy kettlebell swings, the works. She rocked it out.
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Fitness Success - Success Training - Solution-based ThinkingThe other night I was having a phone conversation with my mother and something frustrating but interesting occurred. My life is taking some pretty exciting turns and I’ve got a bunch of really good stuff coming together for this summer. I had been having a pretty productive day as far as business development, writing, and household odds and ends were concerned. All day I’d been working on that stuff and feeling generally pretty motivated.
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Personal Trainer - Life Coach - Performance CoachI don’t know about you, but I had a good day yesterday. The weather was great, I was hanging out with a good friend, and the day left me mentally recovered and refreshed. It was a true day of mental rest, and it happened to be a Sunday, though I don’t particularly follow the rules of the Sabbath or other religious “day of rest” guidelines. However, while I might not be in line with those who have a strict and official day of rest I do believe that there’s something to having a day that is largely based on rest and recovery each week. Yesterday was one of those days for me.
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I just kicked my own butt and caught it on camera, so I thought I’d share it for you guys!
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Performance Training - Injury Prevention - Sports Injury Prevention

Wow, how’s that for a loaded title? Ok, there’s a lot of dirty truths to elite sports but we’re going to only get into one of them today. Here it is:
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Healthy food makes for a healthy body

While at the Underground Strength Coach Level II cert last weekend I had the opportunity to share ideas and speak with some terrific coaches. A couple of guys and I had some great conversations on one of the most valuable, but overlooked components of fitness: Nutrition and people’s relationship with food.

Now, I’m not talking about the nuts and bolts of diet plans or the grams of protein, fat, and carbohydrate that we take in. We talked a little bit about that stuff but we were thinking bigger than that. Instead of hammering on the minutia of performance nutrition we talked about the overall quality of the food we eat and our approach to food.
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I’m sure you’ve heard of the “80/20 Rule” of life. If not, then here’s a quick summary: It seems that 20% of what you do is responsible for 80% of your results, and vice-versa. Another application of the rule is that in most situations you’ll get about 80% of what you want. People are always chasing that extra 20% and as a result often give up their 80% and end up far worse off.
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Underground Strength CoachesI’m sitting in my hotel room on Saturday morning getting ready to go to the second day of the Underground Strength Coach Level II cert/Mastermind with Zach Even-esh. Yesterday was awesome. We had a great workout then broke it down to some serious nuts and bolts with some of the guys’ businesses. This group is unbelievable in that everyone is supportive and focused, but there’s no candy coating here. This is a two-day, no bullshit skull session. There’s nothing like having 12 or 13 people focusing on progression and outcomes (not problems or “processing”) to make things happen.
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